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Fundamentals of Sociology – Old Question Paper 2012 | Semester : Fall

famFundamentals of Sociology
Old Question Paper
Year: 2012 | Semester:Fall
Pokhara University

                                       Exam 2012 Fall

1. a. Explain and evaluate the nature and scope of Sociology. [8]
b. Discuss the emerging theoretical perspectives sociology. [7]

2. a. “Business Management and Sociology are interrelated’. Justify. [8]
b. Define social group with reference to primary and secondary groups. [7]

3. a. What is meant by institution? Illustrate the functions of an institution. [8]
b. Elucidate the term organization with reference to Weber’s bureaucracy. [7]

4. a. Explain and assess the functions and agencies of socialization. [7]
b. What are the roles of socialization in personality formation? [8]

5. a. What is the effect of caste and class as a social stratification on the living standards of people and the social groups? Discuss gender inequalities as an important dimension of social stratification in Nepal. [8]
b. Discuss the conflict approach to social change in modern Nepal. [7]
In what important ways can religion be force both for social stability and social change? Discuss.

6. a. Illustrate the term deviance. Make distinction between crime and deviance. [8]
b. Explore the changing trends of Nepalese culture in 21st century. [7]

7. Write short note on any two: [2×5=10]
a. Changing structure of marriage in Nepalese society
b. Interactionism
c. Merton’s type of anomie


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