CBSE Sociology Class 12 Syllabus

Course Structure

Unit Topic Marks
Indian Society 32
1 Introducing Indian Society (Non-evaluative)
2 Demographic Structure & Indian Society
3 Social Institutions-Continuity and change
4 Market as a Social Institution
5 Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion
6 Challenges of Cultural Diversity
7 Suggestions for Project Work (Non-evaluative)
Change and Development in Indian Society 48
8 Structural Change
9 Cultural Change
10 The Story of Democracy
11 Change and Development in Rural Society
12 Change and Development in Industrial Society
13 Globalization and Social Change
14 Mass Media and Communications
15 Social Movements
Total 80

A. INDIAN SOCIETY

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society

  • Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2: Demographic Structure and Indian Society

  • Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity and Change

  • Family and Kinship
  • The Caste System

Unit 4: Market as a Social Institution

  • Market as a Social Institution

Unit 5: Pattern of Social Inquality and Exclusion

  • Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes
  • Marginalization of Tribal Communities
  • The Struggle for Women‟s Equality
  • The Protection of Religious Minorities
  • Caring for the Differently Abled

Unit 6: The Challenges of Cultural Diversity

  • Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, Casteism and Patriarchy
  • Role of the State in a Plural and Unequal Society
  • What We Share

Unit 7: Suggestions for Project Work

B. CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA

Unit 8: Structural Change

  • Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization

Unit 9: Cultural Change

  • Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization
  • Social Reform Movements and Laws

Unit 10: The Story of Democracy

  • The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
  • Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
  • Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation

Unit 11: Change and Development in Rural Society

  • Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Agrarian Society

Unit 12: Change and Development in Industrial Society

  • From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
  • Changes in the Class Structure

Unit 13: Globalisation and Social Change

Unit 14: Mass Media and Communication Process

Unit 15: Social Movements

  • Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants
  • Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste
  • Responses
  • Women‟s Movements in Independent India
  • Tribal Movements
  • Environmental Movements