Introduction to Sociology I

IIT Kanpur Course , Prof. A.K. Sharma

Lecture 1: What is sociology?

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Introductory Sociology by Prof. A.K. Sharma, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,IIT Kanpur.For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

What is sociology - Sociological approaches - Nature of society: Individuals and groups - Cooperation and conflict - Family-I: Definition and classification of family - Family-II: Perspectives on family - State-I: Definition of state - State-II: State in India - State-III: The concept of power - State-IV: Functionalist and Marxist perspectives on power - Sociology of work-I: Need for work - Sociology of work-II: Social change and work I - Sociology of work-III: Development and work II - Sociology of work-IV: Capitalism and motivation for work III - Religion-I: Social conditions and religious thought - Religion-II: Bases of religion - Religion-III: Forms of religious beliefs - Religion-IV: Explanation of Religion - Religion-V: Religion and society - Religion-VI: Contributions of Marx and Weber - Education-I: Concept of education - Education-II: Functions of education - Social stratification-I: Social inequality and stratification - Social stratification-II: Explanations of social stratification I - Social stratification-III: Theories and facts II - Social stratification-IV: Stratification in India III - Deviance-I: Concept of deviance - Deviance-II: Perspectives on deviance - Deviance-III: Theories of deviance - Social change-I: Definition of social change - Social change-II: Theories of social change - Social change-III: Social change in industrial society - Social change-IV: Urbanization and related issues in social change - Population-I: Malthusian theory of population - Population-II: Population and Society - Perspectives in Sociology - Social Problems and Theory - Sociological methods - Sociological methods-II: Ethnography - Sociological methods-III: Ethnography in India

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