Fundamentals of Sociology – Old Question Paper 2011 | Semester : Spring

2Fundamentals of Sociology
Old Question Paper
Year: 2011 | Semester:Spring
Pokhara University

                                Exam 2011 Spring

1. a. Define sociology. Discuss the features and scope of sociology. [7]
b. What are the emerging theoretical perspectives in sociology? Discuss. [8]

2. a. How are social groups formed? What are the factors enforcing group formation? [8]
Define primary groups. What is the difference between primary and secondary groups?
b. “Sociological knowledge can enhance the ability of a manager to analyse the organizational issues in a better way.” Justify. [7]

3. a. Define culture. What are the important elements of culture? [7]
b. What is bureaucracy? Discuss the basic characteristics of Weber’s theory of bureaucracy. [8]

4. a. What is socialization? Explain the role of socialization in personality formation. [8]
b. Explain the concept of social stratification. Describe the various forms social stratification in the context of Nepal. [7]

5. a. Describe briefly the various types of economic system. What are their main features?[8]
What is religion? Describe the functional approach to religion.
b. Discuss the major factors influencing marriage system in the context of Nepal. [7]

6. a. Define social change. Analyze the conflict approach to social change. [8]
b. What is social control? Describe the agencies of social control. [7]

7. Write short notes on any two: [2×5=10]
a. Society and community
b. Social organizations
c. sacred and profane

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