DAMP™ Sociology 2023 – 2.0

Daily Answer Writing & Mentorship Program

By Nishat Sir

Start Date: 19th December 2022
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 2 Months (Paper 1 – 4 Weeks | Paper 2 – 4 Weeks)
Validity: 28th February 2023

Course Fee

₹ 9,999 + GST

₹ 8,999 + GST (For Level Up IAS Old Students)

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Features:

  • 2 Months (Paper 1 – 4 Weeks | Paper 2 – 4 Weeks)
  • 2 Question Daily for Answer Writing Practice (which will be evaluated)
  • 2 Question Daily for Answer Writing Practice (for self-practice only)
  • Framework and key points for both questions would be provided
  • Video discussion within 24 hours of submission
  • Daily evaluation within 24 hours of the submission
  • 2 Full Length Comprehensive Test (to be submitted in two days)
  • 6 Days a week | Completely Online Module
  • Comprehensive Coverage of Entire Sociology Syllabus
  • Individual Evaluation, Feedback and Personalised Mentoring

Structure of the Program:

  • Question will be released at 12.00 pm (Afternoon)
  • Answer can be uploaded till 12:00pm (Next Day Afternoon)
  • Answer Discussion video and Model answer will be released at 12:00pm (Next Day Afternoon)
  • Answer Discussion video can be viewed a maximum of 2 times
  • The course validity will not be extended under any circumstances

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Paper – I
S. No. WEEK SYLLABUS
First week Origin of Sociology, Sociology as Science, and

Research methods

1 Monday, December 19, 2022 Orientation Session – How to write answers?
2 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 1. Sociology – The Discipline:

(a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of Sociology.

(b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.

3 Wednesday, December 21, 2022 1. Sociology – The Discipline:

(c) Sociology and common sense

2. Sociology as Science:

(a) Science, scientific method, and critique.

4 Thursday, December 22, 2022 2.Sociology as Science:

(b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology.

(c) Positivism and its critique.

(d) Fact value and objectivity.

5 Friday, December 23, 2022 2.Sociology as Science:

(e) Non-positivist methodologies.

3. Research Methods and Analysis:

(a) Qualitative and quantitative methods

6 Saturday, December 24, 2022 3. Research Methods and Analysis:

(b) Techniques of data collection.

(c) Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability, and validity

  Sunday, December 25, 2022 Break

 

 

Second Week Sociological Thinkers, Social Stratification and Mobility
7 Monday, December 26, 2022 4. Sociological Thinkers:

(a) Karl Marx – Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

(b) Emile Durkhteim – Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion, and society.

8 Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4. Sociological Thinkers:

(c) Max Weber – Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. (d) Talcolt Parsons – Social system, pattern variables.

9 Wednesday, December 28, 2022 4. Sociological Thinkers:

(e) Robert K. Merton – Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.

(f) Mead – Self and identity.

10 Thursday, December 29, 2022 5. Stratification and Mobility:

(a) Concepts – equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty, and deprivation.

(b) Theories of social stratification – Structural func tionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory.

11 Friday, December 30, 2022 5. Stratification and Mobility:

(c) Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity, and race.

(d) Social mobility – open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility

  Saturday, December 31, 2022 Break
  Sunday, January 1, 2023 Break

 

Third Week Works and Economic Life, Politics & society, and Religion & society
12 Monday, January 2, 2023 6. Works and Economic Life:

(a) Social organization of work in different types of society – slave society, feudal society, industrial capitalist society.

(b) Formal and informal organization of work.

(c) Labour and society.

13 Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7. Politics and Society:

(a) Sociological theories of power.

(b) Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups and political parties.

14 Wednesday, January 4, 2023 7. Politics and Society:

(c) Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.

(d) Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.

15 Thursday, January 5, 2023 8. Religion and Society:

(a) Sociological theories of religion.

16 Friday, January 6, 2023 8. Religion and Society:

(b) Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults.

(c) Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.

  Saturday, January 7, 2023 Break
  Sunday, January 8, 2023 Break

 

 

 

Final Week Systems of Kinship and Social change in Modern society
17 Monday, January 9, 2023 9. Systems of Kinship:

(a) Family, household, marriage.

(b) Types and forms of family

18 Tuesday, January 10, 2023 9. Systems of Kinship:

(c) Lineage and descent.

(d) Patriarchy and sexual division of labour.

19 Wednesday, January 11, 2023 9. Systems of Kinship:

(e) Contemporary trends.

20 Thursday, January 12, 2023 10. Social Change in Modern Society:

(a) Sociological theories of social change.

(b) Development and dependency.

21 Friday, January 13, 2023 10. Social Change in Modern Society:

(c) Agents of social change.

(d) Education and social change.

(e) Science, technology, and social change.

Saturday, January 14, 2023 Break
 

 

Sunday, January 15, 2023 (PAPER -I Full length Test)

 

DAMP SOCIOLOGY PAPER -II
WEEK SYLLABUS
First week
22 Monday, January 16, 2023 Paper 2 Orientation (Sources & challenges)
23 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 A. Introducing Indian Society:

(i) Perspectives on the Study of Indian Society:

(a) Indology (G.S. Ghure).

24 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 A. Introducing Indian Society:

(i) Perspectives on the Study of Indian Society:

(b) Structural Functionalism (M N Srinivas)

25 Thursday, January 19, 2023 A. Introducing Indian Society:

(i) Perspectives on the Study of Indian Society:

(c) Marxist sociology (A R Desai) & a)

(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society:

(a) Social background of Indian nationalism.

26 Friday, January 20, 2023 A. Introducing Indian Society:

(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society:

(b) Modernization of Indian tradition

(c)  Protests and movements during the colonial period.

(d) Social reforms

  Saturday, January 21, 2023 Break
  Sunday, January 22, 2023 Break
Second Week
27 Monday, January 23, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:

(a) The idea of Indian village and village studies.

(b) Agrarian social structure— evolution of land tenure system, land reforms

28 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(ii) Caste System:

(a) Perspectives on the study of caste systems: G. S. Ghurye, M. N. Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.

(b) Features of caste system.

29 Wednesday, January 25, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(ii) Caste System:

(c) Untouchability – forms and perspectives

30 Thursday, January 26, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(iii) Tribal communities in India:

(a) Definitional problems.

(b) Geographical spread

31 Friday, January 27, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(iii) Tribal communities in India:

(c) Colonial policies and tribes

(d) Issues of integration and autonomy.

Saturday, January 28, 2023 Break
  Sunday, January 29, 2023 Break

 

Third Week
32 Monday, January 30, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(iv) Social Classes in India:

(a) Agrarian class structure.

(b) Industrial class structure.

(c) Middle classes in India.

33 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(v) Systems of Kinship in India:

(a) Lineage and descent in India.

(b) Types of kinship systems.

(c) Family and marriage in India.

(d) Household dimensions of the family.

(e) Patriarchy, entitlements, and sexual division oflabour

34 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 B. Social Structure:

(vi) Religion and Society:

(a) Religious communities in India.

(b) Problems of religious minorities.

35 Thursday, February 2, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(i) Visions of Social Change in India:

(a) Idea of development planning and mixed economy.

(b) Constitution, law, and social change.

(c) Education and social change.

(ii) Rural and Agrarian Transformation in India:

(a)Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes.

(b) Green revolution and social change.

36 Friday, February 3, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(ii) Rural and Agrarian Transformation in India:

(c) Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture.

(d) Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration.

(iii) Industrialization and Urbanisation in India:

(a) Evolution of modern industry in India.

(b) Growth of urban settlements in India.

(c) Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.

(d) Informal sector, child labour.

(e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas.

37 Saturday, February 4, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(iv) Politics and Society:

(a) Nation, democracy, and citizenship.

(b) Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.

(c) Regionalism and decentralization of power.

(d) Secularization.

  Sunday, February 5, 2023 Break

 

Final Week
38 Monday, February 6, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(v) Social Movements in Modern India:

(a) Peasants and farmers movements.

(b) Women’s movement.

39 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(v) Social Movements in Modern India:

(c) Backward classes & Dalit movements.

(d) Environmental movements.

(e) Ethnicity and Identity movements.

40 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(vi) Population Dynamics:

(a) Population size, growth, composition, and distribution. (b) Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.

(c) Population Policy and family planning.

(d) Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health.

41 Thursday, February 9, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation:

(a) Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems, and sustainability.

(b) Poverty, deprivation, and inequalities.

(c) Violence against women.

42 Friday, February 10, 2023 C. Social Changes in India:

(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation:

(d) Caste conflicts.

(e) Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism.

(f) Illiteracy and disparities in education.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 Break
Sunday, February 12, 2023 (PAPER-II Full length Test)

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