CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023-24 (PDF Download)

CBSE Class 12 Sociology Syllabus 2023-24

COURSE STRUCTURE

CLASS XII (2023-24)

One Theory Paper 

Time: 3 Hours

Max. Marks: 80

Units

 

No. of periods

Marks

A

Indian Society

 

 

 

1. Introducing Indian Society

0

Non- evaluative

 

2. The Demographic Structure of Indian Society

10

10

 

3. Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

12

10

 

5. Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

18

10

 

6. The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

22

10

 

7. Suggestions for Project Work

10

Non- evaluative

 

 

Total

40

B

Social Change and Development in India

 

 

 

8. Structural Change

8

5

 

9. Cultural Change

12

5

 

11.Change and Development in Rural

Society

10

10

 

12. Change and Development in Industrial Society

12

10

 

15. Social Movements

18

10

 

 

Total

40

Total

132

80

COURSE CONTENT

A.

INDIAN SOCIETY

40 Marks

Unit 1

Introducing Indian Society

· Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community (Non- evaluative)

0 Periods

Unit 2

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

· Theories and concepts in demography

10 Periods

 

· Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

· Population Policy in India

 

Unit 3

Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

· Caste and the Caste System

· Tribal Communities

· Family and Kinship

12 Periods

Unit 5

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

· Social Inequality and Social Exclusion

· Systems justifying and perpetuating Inequality – Caste, Tribe, the Other Backward Classes

· Adivasi Struggles

· The Struggle for Women’s Equality and Rights

· The struggles of the Differently Abled

18 Periods

Unit 6

The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

· Cultural communities and the nation state

· Regionalism in the Indian context

· The Nation state and religion related issues and identities

· Communalism, secularism and the nation state

· State and Civil Society

22 Periods

Unit 7

Suggestions for Project Work

10 Periods

B.

SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

40 Marks

Unit 8

Structural Change

· Understanding Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

8 Periods

Unit 9

Cultural Change

· Social Reform Movements

· Different Kinds of Social Change: Sanskritisation,

12 Periods

 

Westernization, Modernization, Secularization

 

Unit 11

Change and Development in Rural Society

· Agrarian Structure : Caste & class in Rural India

· Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Emerging Agrarian society

· Green revolution and its social consequences

· Transformation in Rural Society

· Circulation of labour

· Globalization, Liberalization and Rural Society

10 Periods

Unit 12

Change and Development in Industrial Society

· From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization

· How people find Jobs

· Work Processes: How work is carried out, working conditions, home based work, Strikes and Unions

12 Periods

Unit 15

Social Movements

· Concept of Social Movements

· Theories and Classification of Social Movements

· Environmental Movements

· Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants

18 Periods

 

· Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Class/Castes, Trends in Upper Caste Responses

· Tribal Movements

· Women’s Movements in Independent India

 

PROJECT WORK

Periods: 40

Max. Marks: 20

C. Project undertaken during the academic year at school level

1. Introduction -2 Marks

2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks

3. Research Question – 2 Marks

4. Methodology – 3 Marks

5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks

6. Conclusion – 2 Marks

15 Marks

D. Viva – based on the project work

05 Marks

Prescribed Books:

  1. Indian Society, Class XII, Published by NCERT
  2. Social Change and Development in India, Class XII, published by NCERT

 

SOCIOLOGY (Code No. 039) QUESTION PAPER DESIGN

CLASS XII (2023-24)

S. No.

Competencies

Total Marks

Weightage

(%)

1

Knowledge & understanding

Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recallingfacts, terms, basic concepts, and answers. Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by

organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions, and stating main ideas

 

 

30

 

 

37.5%

2

Application of Knowledge and Concepts

Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in a different way.Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes. Make inferences and find evidence to support generalizations

Present and defend opinions by making judgments about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria.

 

 

32

 

 

40%

3

Formulate, Analyse , Evaluate & Create Compile information together in a different way by Combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.

 

18

 

22.5%

 

Total

80

100%

Note: Kindly refer to the guidelines on project work for class XI and XII given below: – Guidelines for Sociology Project Work: 20 Marks

One Project to be done throughout the session, as per the existing scheme.

  1. Steps involved in the conduct of the project:

Students may work upon the following lines as a suggested flow chart:

Choose a Title/Topic

Need of the Study, Objective of the Study

Hypothesis

Content -Timeline, Mind maps, Pictures, etc.

(Organization of Material/Data

Present Material/Data)

Analyzing the Material/Data for

Conclusion Draw the Relevant Conclusion

Bibliography

  1. Expected Checklist for the Project Work:
    • Introduction of topic/title
    • Identifying the causes, events, consequences and/or remedies
    • Various stakeholders and effect on each of them
    • Advantages and disadvantages of situations or issues identified
    • Short-term and long-term implications of strategies suggested during research
    • Validity, reliability, appropriateness, and relevance of data used for research work and for presentation in the project file
    • Presentation and writing that is succinct and coherent in project file
    • Citation of the materials referred to, in the file in footnotes, resources section,
  1. Assessment of  Project Work:
    • Project Work has broadly the following phases: Synopsis/ Initiation, Data Collection, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Conclusion.
    • The aspects of the project work to be covered by students can be assessed during the academic year.
    • 20 marks assigned for Project Work can be divided in the following manner:

 PROJECT WORK: 20 Marks

The teacher will assess the progress of the project work in the following manner:

Month

Periodic Work

Assessment Rubrics

Marks

 

 

April -July

Instructions about Project Guidelines, Background reading Discussions on Theme and Selection of the Final Topic, Initiation/ Synopsis

Introduction, Statement of Purpose/Need and objectives of the study, Hypothesis/Research Question, Review of Literature, Presentation of Evidence, Methodology, Questionnaire, Data Collection.

5

 

 

August – October

Planning and organization: forming an action plan, feasibility, or baseline study, Updating/modifying the action plan, Data

Collection

Significance and relevance of the topic; challenges encountered while conducting the research.

6

 

 

November – January

Content/data analysis and interpretation. Conclusion, Limitations, Suggestions, Bibliography, Annexures and overall presentation of the project.

Content analysis and its relevance in the current scenario.

Conclusion, Limitations, Bibliography, Annexures and Overall Presentation.

 

 

5

 

January/ February

Final Assessment and VIVA by both Internal and External Examiners

External/ Internal Viva based on the project

 

 

4

 

 

TOTAL

20

 

  1. Viva-Voce
    • At the end, each learner will present the research work in the Project File to the External and Internal examiner.
    • The questions should be asked from the Research Work/ Project File of the
    • The Internal Examiner should ensure that the study submitted by the learner is his/her ownoriginal work.
    • Incase of any doubt, authenticity should be checked and  *****
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