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CSS Examination Syllabus - Sociology


Sociology ( Total Marks - 100 )

  1. Individual, Culture and Society : Individual as a social product. The variety of social forms. Methods of socialization, Ethnocentricism, Norms and Values, Cultural Patterns, Varieties of sub-cultures.
  2. Sociological Theory : The sociological perspectives- Evolutionary, order and conflict, Evolutionary Theorists : Ibn-i-Khaldun Spencer and Tannis, Order Theorists: August Comte, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Conflict Theorists : George Hegel. Karl Mars. Lewis Coser, Mills.
  3. Methods of Sociological Research: Research Design, Surveys, Participant Observation. Experiments, Case Studies.
  4. Social Interaction : Significance of social classes. Forms of social classes-Tribes. Biradaris, Castes, Classes and Feudal system in Pakistan. Social Mobility-nature of social mobility. Mobility determinants in Pakistan society, Social immobility. Culture in poverty.
  5. Social Control: Mechanisms of social control-internal and external means of social control. Alienation, Integration-integrative pat terns in Pakistani Society.
  6. Social and Cultural Change and Social Policy Processes of Social and Cultural Change-discovery, invention, diffusion. Factors in the rate of social and culture change, Incentives and inhibitions to social and cultural change in Pakistan Social planning and directed social and cultural change.
  7. Community: The rural community, Traditional Characteristics of rural life, The urban community. Rural-Urban convergence, Urbanism, Future of cities in Pakistan.
  8. Social Institutions: The nature and genesis of institutions, the process of institutions, Functions and Trade of Social Institutions, Family, Religion, Educational, Economic and Political Institutions.
  9. Social Problems in Pakistan: Population Growth. Demographic Transition: Deviant Behaviour, Institutionalised evasions, social conflicts, internal and international Migration, Aging, Drug abuse, Prostitution. Smuggling, Illiteracy and Poverty.

Suggested Readings

    • Title
    • Author
    • 1
    • Anthropology: The Study of Man
    • Adamson Hoebel, E.
    • 2
    • Pakistani Society
    • Akbar Ahmed, S.
    • 3
    • Contemporary Social Problems
    • Robert K. Merton
    • 4
    • Contemporary Sociological Theories
    • Pitrim Sorokin
    • 5
    • Family in Asia
    • Man Singh Das & Pahos D. Bardis
    • 6
    • Ibn-i-Khaldun: His Life and Works
    • M. Abdullah Enan
    • 7
    • Master of Sociological Thought
    • Lewis A. Coser
    • 8
    • Master of Sociological Thought
    • M. Iqbal Chaudhry
    • 9
    • Sociology
    • Ogburn & Nimkoff
    • 10
    • Strategies in Social Research
    • Smith, H.W.
    • 11
    • Sociology; Role & Relationship
    • Smith, H.W.
    • 12
    • Social Problems
    • Jon. M. Shepard & Voss
    • 13
    • Social Problems
    • Robert Nisbet
    • 14
    • Feudal System in Pakistan
    • Nawab Haider Naqvi
    • 15
    • The Sociology of Rural Life
    • Lynn Smith, T.
    • 16
    • The Sociology of Social Problems
    • Horton & Leslie
    • 17
    • The Sociology of Religion
    • Max Weber

Check other Subjects and Syllabus below:

Compulsory Subjects

General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

(subjects carrying a total of 600 marks to be selected)

Group A

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: Business Administration cannot be opted in combination with Public Administration

Group B

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group C

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group D (Science Subjects )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group E (History Subjects )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group F

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Note: International Law CANNOT BE opted in combination with International Relations.

Group G

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.

Group H (Regional Languages )

Subject/s carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
Regional Languages: Not more than one of the 4 subjects can be opted.

Group I (National and Foreign Languages )

Subjects carrying not more than 200 marks can be opted.
National/Foreign/Classical Languages: Not more than one of 4 subjects can be opted. Note: Urdu can not be combined with Regional Languages.


 
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