Grade XI NEB Syllabus – NEB Sociology Syllabus
NEB Sociology Syllabus is an introductory course in sociology and anthropology, which aims at providing exposure to the students with the basic concepts of sociology and anthropology.
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Grade XI NEB Syllabus – NEB Sociology Syllabus
NEB SOCIOLOGY Syllabus
PAPER I: ELEMENTARY SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Full marks: 100
Teaching hrs: 150
I. Introduction of NEB Sociology Syllabus
Sociology Syllabus is an introductory course in sociology and anthropology, which aims at providing exposure to the students with the basic concepts of sociology and anthropology.
II. Objectives of NEB Sociology Syllabus
The general objective of NEB Sociology Syllabus
The general objective of the Sociology Syllabus course is to familiarize the students with the basic concepts and languages of sociology and anthropology
Specific objectives of NEB Sociology Syllabus
The specific objective of the Sociology Syllabus course is:
• to introduce social processes, social structure, and social institutions; and
• to provide basic knowledge on languages of sociology and anthropology and give exposure to the students to the major contributions of selected sociologists and anthropologists.
End Objectives of NEB Sociology Syllabus
At the end of the academic calendar, the course should enable the students to:
• define the nature and scope of sociology and anthropology
• explain basic sociological and anthropological concepts, social processes, social institutions, social stratification, and social change,
• explain the selected theories of sociology and anthropology (evolutionism, functionalism and conflict theory) and
• conduct simple sociological and anthropological studies by using simple data collection methods such as observation and personal interviews.
III. Course Content
Unit 1. Introduction to Sociology (10 Periods)
• Definition, nature and scope
• Sub-divisions of sociology (rural sociology, urban sociology, political sociology, industrial sociology and economic sociology)
• Relationship of sociology with other social sciences (anthropology, psychology, economics, political science and history)
Unit 2. Introduction to Anthropology (10 Periods)
• Definition, nature and scope
• Branches (physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, linguistic anthropology)
• Sub-divisions of anthropology (economic anthropology, ecological anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropology of development, political anthropology)
• Relationship of anthropology with other social sciences (sociology, psychology, economics, political science and history).
Unit 3. Basic Concepts in Anthropology and Sociology (30 periods)
• Society: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Social system: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Community: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Culture: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Social norms and values: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Status and role: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Class: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Social group: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Social organization: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Caste: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Ethnicity: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
• Gender: Meaning, Definition, and Characteristics
Unit 4. Social Processes (15 periods)
• Meaning and definition of social process
• Meaning and definition of Acculturation, Accommodation, Adaptation, Amalgamation, Assimilation, Competition. Conflict, Cooperation, Integration and Socialization.
Unit 5. Social Institutions (15 Periods)
• Meaning and definition of social institution
• Family : Definition, functions, and types (nuclear and joint)
• Marriage : Definition, functions, and types (on the basis of spouse, monogamy and polygamy, on the basis of rules: exogamy and endogamy; on the basis of the process: arrange marriage and love marriage
• Kinship : Definition, functions, and types: Consanguinal and affinal
Unit 6. Social Stratification (10 Periods)
• Meaning and definition of social stratification
• Dimensions of social stratification
• Class, caste/ethnicity, economy, and gender-based stratification
Unit 7. Social and Cultural Change (15 Periods)
• Processes of social and cultural change: discovery, innovation, diffusion acculturation and modernization
• Factors of social and cultural change (economy, technology, education, and demography)
• Role of communication and media in social and cultural change
Unit 8. Key Figures in the History of Sociology and anthropology and their selected Contributions (Begin with a brief biography of each) (15 Periods) Sociology
A. Comte- Positivism
Max Weber- Class, Status and Power
• FB Tylor- Concept of cultural evolution
• Malinowski – Functions of culture
Unit 9. Sociological/Anthropological Research (30 Periods)
o Meaning and the definition of social research
o Language of social research: concept variables, hypothesis, data (qualitative and quantitative, primary and secondary), census, survey, the universe, study population, sample o Steps of social research o Research proposal o Methods of data collection o Questionnaire o Interview o Observation
o Data analysis and report writing
IV. Guideline for Teachers
• This is a fundamental & introductory course in the disciplines of sociology and anthropology and hence should he taught in such a way that the knowledge and skill gained from this course could be used to better understand any culture and society in general and Nepali culture and society in particular. (Examples should be delivered Nepali society and culture)
• While teaching this course attention should be given to make it as participatory as possible. Students might be from various backgrounds in terms of socio- economic status, caste/ethnic composition, sex and value orientations. This, itself is an immense treasure and their life experience could form the leaching material. Experience sharing would provide good exposure to all students and this would lead to smooth teaching and learning.
• Attempt should be made to get input from the students on units III, IV and V If the students were from different places (districts/regions), affiliated to different caste/ethnic group & religions, this would provide variability and hence would make the class livelier.
• While teaching unit IX, students should be involved in practicum. Each student either in a group of 3-5 or individual should be assigned to a fieldwork/survey and they should be motivated to prepare field reports. This assignment should also be graded and should carry 20 points. Once graded. this unit should no more become a candidate for the final examination.
V. Evaluation Scheme
1.Long Questions 3(any two) 2xl2 = 24
2. Short Questions 7 (any seven) 7×8 = 56
3. Internal Assessment = 20
Total = 100
VI. Unit wise Allocation of Marks
From this Unit (Unit IX), the theoretical question should not be asked in the final examination.
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• Khatri, Prem Kumar et.al, Elementary Sociology and Anthropology XI, Bhundipuran Prakashan, Ktm
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