Fundamentals of Sociology – Old Question Paper 2006 | Semester: Spring

socioFundamentals of Sociology
Old Question Paper
Year: 2006 | Semester: Spring
Pokhara University

                                     Exam 2006 Spring

1. a. Define the term Sociology. “Sociology is the study of society”. Discuss. [8]
Discuss the scope of sociology. Is Sociology a general science or a special science?
b. Analyse the current political problem of Nepal on the basis of Karl Marx’s conflict perspective. [7]

2. a. Define socialization. “Socialization is a process that begins at birth and continues till the death bed of a person.” Illustrate your answer. [3+5]
b. What is social control? Briefly describe the informal means of social control. [2+5]

3. Answer Any Three: [5×3=15]
a. “Culture is what we are, civilization is what we have”. Comment.
b. Define community. What are the basic elements of community?
c. Individuals and society are inter-dependent. Discuss.
d. Describe the influence of values in individuals.

4. a. Define social stratification. In the perspective of Nepal, how is social stratification changing from caste to class system? [8]
b. Define religion. Describe the functionalist perspective of religion. [7]

5. a. What do you understand by Social Interaction Theory? Briefly discuss Mead’s Theory of Social Interaction. [8]
b. Define Education. How can Education System help in the proper functioning of a society? Discuss. [7]

6. a. What is marriage? Briefly discuss the different types of marriages practised. [8]
b. Examine the effects of technological factors in social change. [7]
What is the viewpoint of conflict approach to change?

7. Write short notes (Any Two): [2×5=10]
a. Formal organization
b. Kinship
c. Ethnocentrism in groups

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