The course is designed to introduce students with sociological concepts and the discipline. The focus of the course shall be on significant concepts like social systems and structures, socio-economic changes and social processes. The course will also include classical sociological theories especially the theories of August Comt dealing with ‘positivism’ and law of human progress and of Herbert Spencer dealing with the concept of the law of social evolution, concept of society and laissez-faire.

Recommended Reading:

. Anderson, Margaret and Howard F. Taylor. Sociology the Essentials,          6th edn. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2011.

  1. Deva, Indra. (ed.), Sociology of Law. New Delhi: OUP, 2005.
  2. Gidden, Anthony and Duneier. Introduction to Sociology, 7th edn. New York: Norton, 2009.
  3. Macionis, John, J. Sociology, 13th edn. Boston: Prentice-Hall, 2010.