Course: Title: Society and Development
Course Code.: RDS 424 Full Marks: 70
Year: Second Pass Marks: 28
Paper: III Teaching Hours: 105
- The objective of this course is to acquaint students with basic concepts, theories and methods in analyzing rural development process in Nepalese social perspective.
Unit-I: Introduction 25
1.1 Concept of Sociology
1.2 Relation of Sociology with other Social Sciences
1.3 Three major theoretical perspectives on society
Emile Durkheim: Functionalism, Max Weber: Symbolic Interactionism, Karl Marx: Conflict Theory (Base and Superstructure)
1.4 Major Social Fields and issues in social dimension in Nepalese Context
1.5 Laws and provisions related to social issues in Nepal
Unit-II: Social Structure 25
2.1 Concept of Social Structure
2.2 Physical, Social and Economic Structure of Society
2.3 Concept and Characteristics of community and social Life
2.4 Social Institution: Family, Marriage, Kinship, Power structure and Economy
2.5 Social Stratification: Caste, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
2.6 Social Learning and Adaptation Process: Enculturation, Acculturation, Assimilation, Sanskritization and Socialization
Unit-III: Social Dynamics and Social Change 25
3.1 Social Mobility
3.2 Social Capital
3.3 Social participation
3.4 Gender equality and social inclusion
3.5 Social movement
3.6 Social Mobilization
3.7 Social Security
3.8 Social justice
Unit-IV: Approaches to Social Development 10
4.1 Culture and Development
4.2 Participatory and Rights based approach
4.3 Identity, Self-esteem and Empowerment
4.4 Self-Help, Self-reliant, Local Initiative Development
4.5 Globalization Vs Localization of Development
Unit-V: Social Organization and Development 10
5.1 Concept and importance of social organization
5.2 Basic Elements of Social Organization
5.3 Induced and Indigenous Social Organization
5.4. Leader and Leadership in social organization
5.5. Role of Leadership in social organization and social change
Unit-VI: Application of sociological knowledge in different social fields 10
6.1 Population and Health
6.2 Forestry and Bio-diversity Conservation
6.3 Education and Employment
6.4 Human Trafficking
6.5 Gender Equity
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