SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNITY

Course Plan

Category:  Open Elective (2016-17, Even Sem)                    Offering Department: Sociology

Mode: Self-Study with Tutorial Sessions                               Contact Hours: 15

Paper Title: Social Change and Modernity                            Tutor: L T Om Prakash, PhD

 

Week/

Date

Topic

Readings Recommended

pages

Hrs to be spent

21/11/16

(Tutorial/

Contact )

Introduction of the course plan and other details to the students; Venue: C 105; Time 4.30 - 6.30 pm

02 hrs

 

  Week 1

 

21/11/16

       to 26/11/16

Unit I: Introduction to Social Change and Modernity  

      

(a)

Meaning of Social Change; Types and Causes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

 

Meaning of Modernity; Critique on Modernity

 

 

 

Lloyd Rudolph and Susanne H Rudolph. (1967). Introduction. In Rudolph L and Rudolph S. The Modernity of Tradition (pp. 3-14). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan

 

T.B., Bottamore. (1986). Social Change. In Bottamore. T.B., Sociology (pp. 283-310). New Delhi: S Chand.

 

M.N. Srinivas. (1966). 2014 ed. Changing Values in India Today.  In Social Change in Modern India (pp.172-193). New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan.

 

12

 Pages

 

 

 

27

pages

 

 

 

 

22

pages

03hr

 

 

 

 

 

04hrs

 

 

 

 

 

03 hrs

Eisenstadt, S. N. (Winter, 2000). Multiple Modernities. American Academy of Arts & Sciences , 1-30.

 

Kumar, D. V. (2008). Engaging with Modernity: Need for a Critical Negotiation. Sociological Bulletin , 57 (2), 240-254.

 

 

30 pages

 

 

 

 

14 Pages

 

 

 

 

04hrs

 

 

 

 

03 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/11/16

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; Venue: Birds Park, Time: 4.30 -6.30 pm

 

02 hrs

 

 

Week 2

 

28/11/16

to

03/12/16

 

 

(b) Cont..

 

 

 

 

 

Gupta,Dipankar.  (2000). Mistaken Modernity, Noida: HarperCollins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

229 Pages

 

 

 

    12 hrs

(c)

 

Approaches: Structural, Dialectical, Culturological, Cognitive and Historical

 

 

Yogendra Singh. (1986). Introduction. In Singh, Yogendra. Modernization of Indian Tradition (pp. 1-28).New Delhi: Rawat Publications.

28

pages

04 hrs

05/12/16

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; Gourmet Extension, Time: 4.30 -6.30 pm

 

 

 

02 hrs

 

Week 3

 

05/12/16

to

10/12/16

 

 

Week 4

 

12/12/16

to

17/12/16

 

  1. Sanskritization
  2. Westernization
  3. Little and Great Traditions
  4. Secularization
  5. Modernization
  6. Globalization

 

 

Yogendra Singh. (1986). Modernization of Indian Tradition (pp. 29-224).New Delhi: Rawat Publications.

 

Dwyer, P. D., & Minnegal, M. (2010, September). Theorizing Social Shange. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute , 629-645.

 

Patnaik, P. (2011). Globalization and Social Progress. Social Scientist , 39 (1/2 ), 47-59.

 

 

 

 

200 Pages

 

 

 

 

16

Pages

 

 

 

12

 Pages

 

 

 15 hrs

 

 

 

 

04 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

03 hrs

 

19/12/16

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; Birds Park, Time: 4.30 -6.30 pm

 

 

02 hrs

20/12/16

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; C 105, Time: 4.30 -6.30 pm

 

02 hrs

 

 

Week 5

 

02/01/17

to

07/01/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit III: Changing Social Institutions/Systems

             

  1. Marriage, Kinship and Family

 

Mandelbaum, G, David. (1970). Family. In Society in India: Continuity and Change (pp 31-57). Mumbai: Popular Prakashan.

 

 

 

26

 Pages

05 hrs

  1. Education

 

 

 

Andre Beteille. (2000). Universities as Centres of Learning. In Beteille, Andre. Antinomies of Society (pp 131-152). New Delhi: Oxford University Press

 

 

21

Pages

 

 

 

05 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

09/01/17

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; Birds Park, Time: 4.30 -6.30 pm

 

 

 

02 hrs

 

 

Week 6

 

23/01/17

to

28/01/17

 

Week 7

 

30/01/17

to

03/02/17

  1. Polity
  2. Caste and Class
  3. Changing Value Systems

 

Yogesh Atal. (2006). Indian Polity and Changing India. In Atal, Yogesh. Changing Indian Society (pp 209-249). New Delhi: Rawat Publications.

 

Singer, Milton and Bernard Cohn. eds. (1968). Structure and Change in Indian society, Chicago : Aldine Publishing Company.

 

Sharma K.L., (1984). Caste and Class in India: Some Conceptual Problems. Sociological Bulletin, 33 (1/2), pp 1-28

 

 

 

40

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

30

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

28

 Pages

          05 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

05hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 hrs

03/02/17

Tutorial/

Contact

 

Discussion/Tutorial; 10 th Floor, Time: 4.30 -7.30 pm

and

Presentation of selected CIAs

 

03 hrs

 

 

CIA – Internal Assessment

 

Due Date:30.01.17

 

Term Paper

 

Max Marks: 50

Changing Social Institutions in India

 

Each student has to choose any one social institution (viz, Education, Family, Polity, Law, etc) or any one of its aspect and study the changes happened in it with the help of primary and secondary data collected/available. Extensive use of the above readings and proper citations fetch good marks. Arguments/hypotheses must be framed in the light of the readings. They may consult the course teacher to develop clarity if required.

Word limit: 2500-3500

 

online submission

 

10 hrs

 

                    End Semester Exam: 50 marks.

 

Programmes
Open Electives