SA531: Theoretical Perspective in Sociology (T.U.syllabus)

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History of early sociology: Political, economic, religious and intellectual contexts

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SA531: Theoretical Perspective in Sociology (T.U.syllabus)M.A SOCIOLOGYObjectivesThe objectives of the course are to help students to a) learn major and diverse perspectives in sociology, b) learn to comprehend society, social institutions, social processes and human social agents in alternative ways, and c) learn to utilize such perspectives to carry out research on social institutions, social processes and human social agents.I. Sociological ThinkingA. The sociological imagination and the promise of sociologyB. Reductionism and non-reductionism: Sociological versus biological, (and physiological, genetic, chemical, etc.), psychological, 'natural' and supernatural explanations of social institution and social changeC. Significance of perspective and theoryD. Sociology of knowledge: Basic principles and protocolE. History of early sociology: Political, economic, religious and intellectual contextsF. Classical sociology:a. Comte's method of social inquiry and the idea of human progressb. Marx: Overall doctrine and dynamics of social changec. Spencer and growth, structure and differentiationd. Durkheim: General approach, individual and society, and religione. Weber: Types of authority, and Protestantism and the rise of capitalismf. Cooley, the 'looking-glass self' and the nature and history of human groupsII. Structural-Functional PerspectiveA. Historical contextB. Key argumentsWhole, part and systemic interrelationshipsConsensus, stability, order versu

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