NIOS-331: Sociology

Gyaniversity Education
Last Update 3 April 2024
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About This Course

Welcome to the NIOS Class 12 Sociology eLearning Course!

Discover the fascinating world of sociology with our engaging online course designed exclusively for NIOS students.

Course Highlights:

Video Lessons: Dive into dynamic video lessons that simplify complex sociological concepts for an interactive learning experience.

Quizzes: Reinforce your understanding with interactive quizzes at the end of each module.

Assignments: Apply your knowledge with thought-provoking assignments that encourage critical thinking.

Free Guidebook: Access a comprehensive guidebook summarizing key concepts and offering study tips.

Exam Help: Boost your confidence with valuable tips and strategies to excel in exams.

Course Content:

Basic Concepts: Lay the foundation for your sociological journey by exploring fundamental concepts.

Social Institutions and Social Stratification: Delve into the structures that shape our society and the factors that create social hierarchies.

Social Change, Socialization and Social Control: Investigate the forces that drive societal evolution and understand the mechanisms that mold our behavior and maintain order in society.

Indian Society: Analyze the unique characteristics of Indian society within a global context.

Status of Women: Explore the changing role and challenges faced by women in society.

Culture: Uncover the rich tapestry of human culture and its impact on society.

Let’s embark on this sociological adventure together!


Learning Objectives

An Introduction of Sociology
Emergence and Development of sociology
Sociology: Its Relationships with other social Sciences
Methods and Techniques of Research in Sociology
Society, Community, Association and Institution
Social Groups
Social Structure and Social System
Norms and Values
Status and Role
Cooperation, Competition and Conflict
Acculturation, Askimilation & Integration
Economy, Polity and Religion
Social Stratification: Hierarchy, Differentiation and Inequality
Factors of Social change
Processes of Social Change
Social Control
Social Deviance
Society and Our Environment
Social Stratification: Hierarchy, Differentiation and Inequality
Unity and Diversity
National Integration: concept and Challenge
India Society: Tribal, Rural and Urban
Caste System in India
Major Religious communities in India
Major Social Problems of India
Problems of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Problems of other Deprived Sections
Historical and Cultural Perspective
Gender Discrimination
Problem of Women
Quest for Equality and Women's Empowerment
Culture: Concept and Characteristics
Indian Cultural Heritage
Cultural Pluralism
Media and Culture

Material Includes

  • Animated Video Lessons
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Previous Year Question Papers
  • Gyaniversity Guidebook
  • Q&A with Teachers
  • Important Exam Strategy
  • Guess Paper: Important Qs
  • Custom Graded Assignments
  • University Textbook
  • Mock Tests
  • Bonus Course Content


  • Watch the video lessons carefully. Make notes as required.
  • Test your knowledge with our quizzes and mock tests.
  • Refer to the Gyaniversity Guide book for solved previous year Q&A
  • Submit an optional assignment and get it evaluated by a teacher.

Target Audience

  • NIOS Class 12 Students
  • State Board Class 12 Students


48 Lessons

Course Introduction and Exam Strategy

This section serves as an introduction to the course and provides valuable insights into the features of this online course and effective exam strategies for studying this subject. Go through this section carefully to make the best of this course.
Question Paper Pattern00:1:40
Example of a Solved Question Paper
Guess Paper: List of Most Important Questions00:01:40
Acing Your NIOS Exams: Strategies for Success00:02:27

Module 1: Sociology – Basic Concepts

In "Sociology - Basic Concepts," we delve into the core principles that underpin the study of society. From understanding the origins and growth of sociology to its ties with other social sciences, this topic offers a solid foundation. Discover the methods and techniques used in sociological research, and explore key sociological elements like society, norms, values, status, and roles. Unravel the dynamics of social groups, structures, systems, cooperation, competition, conflict, and the fascinating processes of acculturation, assimilation, and integration. Get ready to unlock the fundamental concepts that shape our understanding of human society.

Module 2: Social Institutions and Social Stratification

In this topic, we delve into the cornerstone of society: social institutions. Explore the dynamics of marriage, family, kinship, economy, polity, and religion, which collectively shape human interactions. Understand how society's layers are organized through social stratification, examining hierarchy, differentiation, and inequality. These lessons illuminate the vital structures that define our social order and the disparities that influence our lives. Join us as we navigate the complex web of institutions and their impact on social hierarchy.

Module 3: Social Change, Socialization and Social Control

This topic delves into the ever-evolving nature of society. Understand the factors and processes driving social change, shaping our world. Explore how individuals become part of society through socialization, and how norms and values guide behavior. Learn how societies maintain order through social control, while also addressing social deviance. Plus, examine the intricate relationship between society and our environment. Embark on a journey to comprehend the forces that shape our social landscape and the role we play within it.

Module 4: Indian Society

Explore the vibrant tapestry of Indian society in this topic. We'll dive into the wisdom of Indian social thinkers, and grasp the essence of unity amidst diversity. Delve into the challenges and concepts of national integration. Examine the unique dynamics of tribal, rural, and urban communities. Uncover the intricacies of the caste system and gain insights into India's major religious communities. Finally, confront and analyze the pressing social issues affecting Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other marginalized sections. Join us on a journey to comprehend the multifaceted nature of Indian society.

Module 5: Status of Women

This topic sheds light on the evolving role of women in society. We'll delve into historical and cultural perspectives to understand the roots of gender dynamics. Examine the challenges of gender discrimination that women have faced throughout history. Investigate contemporary issues affecting women and their quest for equality. Finally, explore the empowering journey of women as they strive for equality and a brighter future. Join us on a path to unravel the complex and inspiring story of women's status in society.

Module 6: Culture

In this topic, we explore the captivating world of culture. We will begin by understanding the concept and key characteristics of culture. Then, delve into India's rich cultural heritage, appreciating its diversity and historical significance. Investigate the beauty of cultural pluralism, where different traditions coexist harmoniously. Lastly, we'll explore how media shapes and reflects our cultural landscape. Join us in unraveling the intricate tapestry of human expression, tradition, and identity that is culture.

Bonus Course Content

This section offers valuable resources to supplement your learning. Access the free Gyaniversity guide book, previous year question papers, and university textbooks. Test your knowledge with a mock test and complete an optional assignment which will be evaluated by our Explore the Bonus Course Content and unlock your full potential!


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Class 12
48 lectures

Material Includes

  • Animated Video Lessons
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Previous Year Question Papers
  • Gyaniversity Guidebook
  • Q&A with Teachers
  • Important Exam Strategy
  • Guess Paper: Important Qs
  • Custom Graded Assignments
  • University Textbook
  • Mock Tests
  • Bonus Course Content
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