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(a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. (b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. (c) Sociology and common sense.

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SOCIOLOGY PAPER - IFUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY1.Sociology-The Discipline:(a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.(b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.(c) Sociology and common sense.2. Sociology as Science:(a) Science, scientific method and critique.(b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology.(c) Positivism and its critique.(d) Fact value and objectivity.(e) Non-positivist methodologies.3. Research Methods and Analysis:(a) Qualitative and quantitative methods.(b) Techniques of data collection.(c) Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.4.Sociological Thinkers:(a) Karl Marx-Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.(b) Emile Durkheim-Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.(c) Max Weber-Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.(d) Talcolt Parsons-Social system, pattern variables.(e) Robert K. Merton- Latent and mani

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