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Fundamentals of Sociology – Old Question Paper 2009 | Semester: Spring

famFundamentals of Sociology
Old Question Paper
Year: 2009 | Semester: Spring
Pokhara University

                                             Exam 2009 Spring

1. a. Define sociology and discuss its relationship with Psychology and Business management. [8]
b. What is meant by education? Evaluate the extent to which student and teacher’s attitudes may affect the outcome of education. [7]
Delineate perspective? Critically review the major perspectives in sociology. [15]

2. a. ‘Culture is crucial for every society’. Assess and explain. [8]
b. Explain, with examples, the meaning of anomie. Distinguish between crime and deviance with reference to formal agencies of social control? [7]

3. a. In the modern organizations can bureaucracy be a perfect form organizational structure? Discuss. [8]
b. Define social stratification with illustration of the Marxist dimension of social stratification. [7]

4. a. ‘Culture and environment are the determinants of personality’. Justify. [8]
b. Discuss how caste is one of the most important factors of social stratification in Nepal. [7]

5. a. Sketch the importance of primary socialization. Discuss the agents of primary socialization. [8]
b. Provide your critical views on conflicts approach to social changes in Nepal. [7]

6. a. Discuss the various functions of religion with reference to functional and conflict perspective. [8]
b. ‘Social control is necessary for the advancement of society’. Assess and explain this view. [7]

7. Write short notes on (Any Two): [2×5=10]
a. Factors enforcing group formation
b. Social norms and values
c. Ethnocentrism and cultural relativism


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