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Topic: Basic Concepts in Sociology

Sub Topic: Family as an Institution

Relevent Discipline:Sociology

Theme: Social Science

          Recommended By:Neena Choudhury

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 Family as an Institution


a) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl4zSPJ8fc

b) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_N6X7cxS58

c) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Id3NKEmfFg




a)Understanding Social Institutions-Family(duration-7:22)

b)Family: Definition and classification of family(duration-13:15)

c) Family-evolution and structure

Suitable for: undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Learning Outcome: Students will be able to understand the concept of family as a social institution.


a) www.sociologyguide.com

b) www.sociologygroup.com

c) www.sociologydiscussion.com



a)Family and its meaning

b) Features and types of the family

c) Functions and origin of family as an institution

Suitable for: undergraduate and postgraduate students

Learning Outcome: Students will be able to differentiate the types of family

3. (E-Books):

a) Fundamentals of Sociology – Rajendra Kumar Sharma (216-237)


b)Fundamentals of Sociology – Gisbert  P.S.J (83-110) http://books.google.co.in/books?isbn=8125005153



a) Social Importance and Social Control in the Family

b) Functions in the Traditional and the Modern family

Suitable for: undergraduate and postgraduate students

Learning Outcome: students will be able to know the role of family in society and the transition of values from traditional to modern family

          Recommended by: Neena Choudhury
          Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Sociology
          Institution:Biswanath Commerce College

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