IGNOU MA Sociology Syllabus 2022 (MSO)

Are you searching for the latest ignou ma sociology syllabus 2022? then you are at the right place. In ignou, the short form of master of arts sociology is MSO.

This program provides you with Sociological theories, concepts, and methods applied to comprehend these processes, Issues involved in the process of development, Social process, and their interlinkages with the global, regional, education, urbanization, globalization, and other social functions.

In this post, you can get the information about the ignou ma sociology fees structure, eligibility, duration, first and second year mso syllabus 2022 in detail.

IGNOU MA Sociology (MSO) Fees Structure 2022

  • The total fees of ignou ma sociology (mso) programme is Rs 14,000.
  • The fees is to be paid year wise Rs 7,000 per year.

Duration of MSO Programme

  • The Minimum duration for passing this course is 2 years.
  • The Maximum duration of ignou MSO programme is 4 years.
  • Ignou offered admission for MSO programme in both January & July session.
ignou ma sociology (mso) syllabus

IGNOU MA Sociology Eligibility Criteria

If you have a bachelor’s degree or any other higher degree from a recognized university, then you can easily get admission in ignou ma sociology programme in 2022.

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IGNOU MA Sociology Syllabus 2022

In this section, you will see the ignou ma sociology syllabus 2022 (mso) of Ist & 2nd year in detail.

In order to get a degree in ignou, you have to complete the credits of particular programme. The ignou mso syllabus consists total of 64 credits and divided yearly wise.

IGNOU MA Sociology First Year Syllabus 2022

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Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSO 1Sociological Theories and Concepts8
MSO 2Research Methods and Methodologies8
MSO 3Sociology of Development8
MSO 4Sociology in India8

IGNOU MA Sociology 2nd Year Syllabus

Here, get the ignou ma sociology second year subjects or syllabus 2022. In your second year, you have to choose only 32 credits.

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSOE 1Sociology in Education8
MSOE 2Diaspora and Transnational Communities8
MSOE 3Sociology of Religion8
MSOE 4Urban Sociology8
MPA 16Decentralization and Local Governance8
MPS 3India: Democracy and Development8
Total Credits (Ist + 2nd Year)64

IGNOU MSO Syllabus 2022 in detail

In this section, you can explore and see the detail ignou mso ist and 2nd year subjects or syllabus of 2022. Each book contains multiple blocks and each block contains different units.

IGNOU MA Sociology First Year Syllabus Block Wise 2022

MSO 1: Sociological Theories and Concepts (Total Books: 2)

Block 1: Approaching Sociological Theory

  • Unit 1: Social Theory and its Context
  • Unit 2: Concept and Theory
  • Unit 3: Theory and Paradigm
  • Unit 4: Social Construction of Reality

Block 2: Social Structure as a Sociological Concept

  • Unit 5 Concepts, Theories of Structure
  • Unit 6 Structure and Function
  • Unit 7 Structure, Function/ and Neo-functionalism

Block 3: Understanding Power

  • Unit 8 The Conceptual and Theoretical Issues of Power
  • Unit 9 Class and Legitimacy
  • Unit 10 Power: A Functionalist View
  • Unit 11 Power and Institutions
  • Unit 12 Power and Knowledge

Block 4: Theory of Capitalism

  • Unit 13 Evolution, Development and Function of Capitalism
  • Unit 14 Rationality, Work and Organisation
  • Unit 15 Entrepreneurship and Capitalism
  • Unit 16 Freedom and Liberty
  • Unit 17 Alienation

Block 5: State and Society

  • Unit 18 Sovereignty
  • Unit 19 State and Power (as elaborated by Marx, Weber, Parsons and others)
  • Unit 20 Citizenship
  • Unit 21 Civil Society and Democracy

Block 6: The Contemporary Issues of Ethnicity and Identity

  • Unit 22 Conceptualising Ethnicity
  • Unit 23 Construction of Identity
  • Unit 24 Boundaries and Boundary Maintenance

Block 7: Theories of Social Stratification

  • Unit 25 Concepts of Difference and Inequality
  • Unit 26 Class
  • Unit 27 Gender
  • Unit 28 Caste

Block 8: Issues of Modernity

  • Unit 29 Theories of Modernity and Modernisation
  • Unit 30 Tradition and Modernity
  • Unit 31 Post Structuralism and Post Modernism

MSO 2: Research Methods and Methodologies (Total Books: 2)

Block 1: Approaches to Understanding Social Reality

  • Unit 1 Logic of Inquiry in Social Science Research
  • Unit 2 Empiricism
  • Unit 3 Diverse Logic of Theory Building
  • Unit 4 Theoretical Analysis

Block 2: Philosophical Foundations of Social Research

  • Unit 5 Issues of Epistemology
  • Unit 6 Philosophy of Social Science
  • Unit 7 Positivism and its Critique
  • Unit 8 Hermeneutics

Block 3: Contemporary Perspectives

  • Unit 9 Comparative Method
  • Unit 10 Feminist Approach
  • Unit 11 Participatory Method

Block 4: Types, Methods and Design of Research

  • Unit 12 Types of Research
  • Unit 13 Methods of Research
  • Unit 14 Elements of Research Design

Block 5: Quantitative Methods

  • Unit 15 Sampling Methods and Estimation of Sample Size
  • Unit 16 Measures of Central Tendency
  • Unit 17 Measures of Dispersion and Variability
  • Unit 18 Statistical Inference: Tests of Hypotheses
  • Unit 19 Correlation and Regression

Block 6: Survey Research

  • Unit 20 Survey Method
  • Unit 21 Survey Design
  • Unit 22 Survey Instrumentation
  • Unit 23 Survey Execution and Data Analysis

Block 7: Qualitative Research Methods and Techniques

  • Unit 24 Field Research I
  • Unit 25 Field Research II
  • Unit 26 Reliability, Validity and Triangulation
  • Unit 27 Qualitative Data Formatting and Processing
  • Unit 28 Writing Up Qualitative Data

Block 8: Data Analysis and Presentation of Research Findings

  • Unit 29 Using Internet Word Processor
  • Unit 30 Using SPSS for Data Analysis
  • Unit 31 Using SPSS in Report Writing
  • Unit 32 Tabulation and Graphic Presentation
  • Unit 33 Guide to Research Project Assignment

MSO 3: Sociology of Development ( Total Book 1)

Block 1: The Concepts of Development

  • Unit 1 Development and Progress: Economic and Social Dimensions
  • Unit 2 Change, Modernisation and Development –
  • Unit 3 Social, Human and Gender Development
  • Unit 4 Sustainable Development

Block 2: Perspectives on Development

  • Unit 5 Modernisation
  • Unit 6 Liberal Perspective of Development
  • Unit 7 Marxian Perspective of Development
  • Unit 8 Gandhian Perspective of Development

Block 3: Critics of Development

  • Unit 9 Dependency Theory of Underdevelopment
  • Unit 10 Social and Human Development
  • Unit 11 Gender Perspective on Development

Block 4: Approaches to Sustainable Development

  • Unit 12 Micro-Planning,
  • Unit 13 Ecology, Environment and Development
  • Unit 14 Ethno-development
  • Unit 15 Population and Development

Block 5: Comparative Experience of Development

  • Unit 16 India
  • Unit 17 Canada
  • Unit 18 Zimbabwe
  • Unit 19 Brazil

Block 6: Globalisation

  • Unit 20 Economic, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation
  • Unit 21 Liberalisation and Structural Adjustment Programme
  • Unit 22 Globalisation, Privatisation and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Unit 23 WTO, GAIT, GATS: Capital-and Human Flows

Block 7: Information and Communication Technologies

  • Unit 24 Dimensions of Knowledge Society: Access and Equity Issues
  • Unit 25 Critique of the Knowledge Society
  • Unit 26 Changing Roles of Media, ICT on Employment

Block 8: Development, Displacement and Social Movements

  • Unit 17 Dam and Displacement
  • Unit 28 Green Peace Movement
  • Unit 29 Peoples’ Science Movement
  • Unit 30 Civil Society Movements and Grass-roots Initiatives

MSO 4: Sociology in India (Total Book 1)

Block 1: Emergence of Sociology in India

  • Unit 1 Social Background of the Emergence of Sociology in India
  • Unit 2 Emergence of the Discipline: Issues and Themes
  • Unit 3 Village Studies in India

Block 2: Perspectives on Caste

  • Unit 4 The Colonial Perspective
  • Unit 5 Brahminical Perspective
  • Unit 6 View From the Field
  • Unit 7 Ambedkar and Lohia on Caste
  • Unit 8 Census Perspective

Block 3: Perspective on Famly, Marriage and Kinship

  • Unit 9 The Household and the Family
  • Unit 10 The Household as a Cooperative-Conflicting Unit
  • Unit 11 Marriage and its Changing Patterns
  • Unit 12 Descent and Alliance Approaches to the Study of Kinship in India

Block 4: Perspective on Class, Caste and Gender

  • Unit 13 Agrarian Classes and Categories
  • Unit 14 The Working Class
  • Unit 15 The Middle Class
  • Unit 16 Gender, Caste and Class

Block 5: Perspective on Tribes in India

  • Unit 17 Tribe, Territory and Common Property Resources
  • Unit 18 Tribe arid Caste
  • Unit 19 Verrier Elwin & G.S. Ghurey’s Perspective on Tribes
  • Unit 20 Social Differentiation among Tribes

Block 6: Perspective on Religion

  • Unit 21 Religion and Politics
  • Unit 22 Religion and Culture
  • Unit 23 Cohesive and Divisive Dimensions of Religion
  • Unit 24 Secularisation

Block 7: Dynamics of Social Processes

  • Unit 25 Urbanisation
  • Unit 26 Migration
  • Unit 27 Industrial isation
  • Unit 28 Global isation

Block 8: Perspective on Social Movements

  • Unit 29 Meaning and Dimensions of Social Movement
  • Unit 30 Types of Social Movements
  • Unit 31 Peasant Movements (Case Studies)
  • Unit 32 New Social Movements

IGNOU MA Sociology Second Year Syllabus 2022

MSOE 1: Sociology in Education (Total Books: 2)

Block 1: Perspectives and Theories on Education

  • Unit 1 The Concept of Education
  • Unit 2 Theoretical Approaches
  • Unit 3 Thinkers on Education-I
  • Unit 4 Thinkers on Education-II

Block 2: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Knowledge

  • Unit 5 Education, Knowledge and Power
  • Unit 6 Education, Nation-building, State and Ideology
  • Unit 7 Politics of Educational Curriculum

Block 3: Education, Social Processes and Institutions

  • Unit 8 Education and Socialization
  • Unit 9 Education and Social Change
  • Unit 10 Education and Social Mobility

Block 4: Education, Social and Human Development

  • Unit 11 Role of Education in Social and Human Development: Emerging Perspectives
  • Unit 12 Role of Education for Empowerment of the Marginalised
  • Unit 13 Education and Policy of Positive Discrimination and Affirmative Action

Block 5: Educational Systems: Comparative Perspectives

  • Unit 14 Education, Pluralism and Multiculturalism
  • Unit 15 Education in SAARC Countries- Case Study
  • Unit 16 European/ American Countries- Case Study II

Block 6: Educational System in India

  • Unit 17 Education: Expansion and Growth
  • Unit 18 Constitutional Provisions and Educational Policies
  • Unit 19 Universilation of Primary Education
  • Unit 20 Crises in Higher Education

Block 7: Education, Glabolisation and Liberalisation

  • Unit 21 Expansion of Professional Education and Private Sector
  • Unit 22 WTO, GATS, ICT and Higher education
  • Unit 23 Education: Social Commitment vs. Commodification

Block 8: Open Distance Learning: Emerging Facts

  • Unit 24 Social and Philosophical Foundations of ODL
  • Unit 25 Critical Issues in ODL
  • Unit 26 ODL: The Emerging Concerns

MSOE 2: Diaspora and Transnational Communities ( Total Books 2)

Block 1: Understanding Diaspora

  • Unit 1 Conceptual Understanding of Diaspora and Transnational Communities
  • Unit 2 Approaches to the Study of Diaspora
  • Unit 3 Diasporic Communities of the World

Block 2: Journey of the Indian Diaspora

  • Unit 4 Migration and Settlement of Indian Diaspora
  • Unit 5 Indian Emigration During Colonial Period
  • Unit 6 Post Independence Patterns of Migration

Block 3: Profile of Indian Diaspora

  • Unit 7 Indians in the Caribbean
  • Unit 8 Indian Diaspora in Africa
  • Unit 9 Indian Diaspora in South and South East Asia
  • Unit 10 Indian Diaspora in Europe
  • Unit 11 Indian Diaspora in the New World: North America
  • Unit 12 Indians in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji
  • Unit 13 Indian Diaspora in West Asia

Block 4: India and Indian Diaspora: Linkages and Policies

  • Unit 14 Immigration, Emigration Policies and its lmpllcations.
  • Unit 15 Indian State and Diaspora
  • Unit 16 Socio-Cultural Linkages among Indian Diaspora
  • Unit 17 lndian Diaspora-Homeland Linkages
  • Unit 18 Indian Diaspora in Cyberspace

Block 5: India and Indian Diaspora : Images and Perceptions

  • Unit 19 Films
  • Unit 20 Indian Diasporic Writing
  • Unit 21 Popular Perception

Block 6: Identity, Nation – State and Transnational Communities

  • Unit 22 Identity, Nation – State and Diaspora
  • Unit 23 Sub-National Identities and Diaspora
  • Unit 24 Globalisation, Nationalism and Transactional Communities

MSOE 3: Sociology of Religion (Total Books 2)

Block 1: Definitions and Approaches

  • Unit 1 Sociological
  • Unit 2 Anthropological
  • Unit 3 Historical
  • Unit 4 Comparative and Psychological

Block 2: Classical Theories

  • Unit 5 Marxian
  • Unit 6 Functionalism
  • Unit 7 Weber and the Question of Meaning

Block 3: Ethnographic Studies of Religion

  • Unit 8 M. N. Srinivas: The Coorgs
  • Unit 9 Evans-Pritchard: The Nuer
  • Unit 10 T. N. Madan: Non-Renunciation
  • Unit 11 Sudhir Kakar: Shamans, Mystics and Doctors

Block 4: Contemporary Theories

  • Unit 12 Peter Berger: Phenomenology of Religion
  • Unit 13 Clifford Geertz: Cultural Analysis
  • Unit 14 Levi-Strauss’s on Totemism and Myth

Block 5: Religious Pluralism

  • Unit 15 Sikhism
  • Unit 16 Jainism and Buddhism
  • Unit 17 Christianity
  • Unit 18 Islam
  • Unit 19 Hinduism

Block 6: Religion Social Change

  • Unit 20 Secularisation and Secularism
  • Unit 21 Communalism and Fundamentalism

Block 7: Religious Revivalism: New Movements and Cults

  • Unit 22 Religious Conversion
  • Unit 23 Transcendental Meditation
  • Unit 24 Hare Krishna Movement
  • Unit 25 Radhasoami Satsang
  • Unit 26 Sai Baba Shirdi

MSOE 4: Urban Sociology (Total Books 2)

Block 1: Concepts

  • Unit 1 What is Urban Sociology?
  • Unit 2 Urban Centres, Urbanisation and Urban Growth
  • Unit 3 City and Metropolis
  • Unit 4 Rural-Urban Continuum

Block 2: Urban Ecological Processes and Theories

  • Unit 5 Invasion, Succession, Concentration, Centralisation and Segregation
  • Unit 6 Models of Urban Growth: Concentric Zones, Sectors, Multiple Nudei, Exploitative
  • and Symbolic
  • Unit 7 Social Area Analysis and Recent Advances

Block 3: Evolution of Indian Urban Structure

  • Unit 8 Ancient, Medieval and Colonial Cities: Case Studies
  • Unit 9 Typologies of Cities
  • Unit 10 Temporal Classification of Ancient, Modern, Pre-Industrial and Industrial Cities
  • Unit 11 Functional Classification of Cities: Commercial, Administrative and Pilgrimage
  • Towns
  • Unit 12 Trends and Pattern of Urbanisation

Block 4: Urban Sociology in India

  • Unit 13 Development of Urban Sociology
  • Unit 14 Urban Sociology in India

Block 5: Urbanisation and It’s Impact

  • Unit 15 Level, Trends and Patterns
  • Unit 16 Marriage, Family and Kinship
  • Unit 17 Traditional Neighbourhoods and Modern Cities
  • Unit 18 Urban Influences on Rural life

Block 6: City and Occupations: Comparative Perspectives (Case Studies)

  • Unit 19 Formal Sector
  • Unit 20 Urban Informal Sector
  • Unit 21 Changing Occupational Structure and Impact of Economic liberalisation

Block 7: Urban Issues in India

  • Unit 22 Poverty
  • Unit 23 Slums
  • Unit 24 Environment and Infrastructure

Block 8: Urban Governance

  • Unit 25 Local Self-Government and the tnlergence of Voluntary Organisations
  • Unit 26 Urban Planning
  • Unit 27 Media and Governance

MPA 16: Decentralization and Local Governance

  • Unit 1 Concept, Evolution and Significance of Democratic Decentralisation
  • Unit 2 Contextual Dimensions of Democratic Decentralisation-I: Political, Constitutional
  • and Administrative
  • Unit 3 Contextual Dimensions of Democratic Decentralisation-II: Social Economic and
  • Geographical
  • Unit 4 Understanding Decentralisation in Contemporary Settings
  • Unit 5 Components of Decentralised Development-I: Empowerment
  • Unit 6 Components of decentralised Developme-t-II: Socio-Economic and Politico
  • Administrative
  • Unit 7 Components of Decentralised Development-III: Equal Distribution of Benefits of
  • Development
  • Unit 8 Partnership among Different Levels of Government-I: Union and State Unit
  • Governments
  • Unit 9 Partnership among Different Levels of Government-II: Local Authorities and Special
  • Purpose Agencies
  • Unit 10 Partnership of Local Government with Non-State Agencies/Actors
  • Unit 11 Impact of Decentralised Development
  • Unit 12 Evotution of Local Governance (Before 73rd and 74th Amendments)
  • Unit 13 Features of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments
  • Unit 14 Organisational Structure of Rural Local Bodies
  • Unit 15 Organisational Structur~ of Urban Local Bodies
  • Unit 16 Intra-Local Government Retationship-l: Rural
  • Unit 17 Intra-Local Government Relationship-II: Urban
  • Unit 18 Development Planning (Nature and Scope)
  • Unit 19 Micro Level Plans (Formulation and Implementation)
  • Unit 20 Structural Reforms (Resources, Finances Powers and Functions)
  • Unit 21 Capacity Building of Grassroots Functionaries
  • Unit 22 Sustainable Development: Challenges to Decentralised Governance
  • Unit 23 Decentralised Governance: The Road Ahead

MPS 3: India: Democracy and Development

Block 1

  • Unit 1 Legacy of National Movement with Reference to Development, Rights and
  • Participation
  • Unit 2 Debates on Models of Development
  • Unit 3 Constitution and Social Transformation
  • Unit 4 Diversity and Pluralism
  • Unit 5 Inequality: Caste and Class
  • Unit 6 Political Economy of Development
  • Unit 7 Structure and Growth of Economy (Poverty, Surplus and Unevenness)
  • Unit 8 Legislature
  • Unit 9 Bureaucracy, Police and Army
  • Unit 10 Legal System and Judiciary
  • Unit 11 Federalism
  • Unit 12 Devolution of Powers and Local Self-Government
  • Unit 13 Political Parties and Participation
  • Unit 14 Workers and Peasants Movements
  • Unit 15 Media and Public Policy
  • Unit 16 Interest Groups and Policy Making
  • Unit 17 Identity Politics (Caste, Religion, Language and Ethnicity)
  • Unit 18 Civil Society: Social Movements, NGOs and Voluntary Action

Block 2

  • Unit 19 Human Development: Health, Education and Social Security
  • Unit 20 Gender and Development
  • Unit 21 Regional Imbalances
  • Unit 22 Migration and Development
  • Unit 23 Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Unit 24 Economic Refor-ms and Globalisation
  • Unit 25 Religious Politics
  • Unit 26 Ethnicity and Nation – State
  • Unit 27 Democracy and Development in India: An Assessment

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