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Fundamentals of Sociology – Old Question Paper 2013 | Semester : Fall

questionFundamentals of Sociology
Old Question Paper
Year: 2013 | Semester:Fall
Pokhara University

                              Exam 2013 Fall

1. a. Explain the nature of sociology. What are the limitations of sociology as a scientific method of study? [7]
b. “Sociological knowledge is useful analyse and predict organizational issues in a better way”. Explain. [7]

2. a. In what ways does functionalism differ from conflict theory? Discuss. [7]
b. What are the elements of culture? Discuss the contribution of cultural knowledge to business practices. [8]
How can groups be classified? Explain the importance of groups in an organization.

3. a. Define organization. What are the features of formal organization? [7]
b. What is bureaucracy? Discuss the basic characteristics of Weber’s theory of bureaucracy? [8]

4. a. Explain the concept of social stratification. Differentiate between caste and class. [8]
b. What is exogamy? Discuss the factors the affect marriage system in the Nepalese society? [7]
Explain religion as a system of beliefs and practices. How is the functionalist approach different from conflict approach? [7]

5. a. Define socialization and discuss its various agents with suitable examples. [7]
b. Discuss the dynamic nature of personality. What are the socio-cultural factors determining personality? [8]

6. a. Differentiate between crime and deviance. Explain Merton’s type of Anomie with example. [8]
b. What is social change? Discuss the conflict approach to social change. [7]

7. Write short notes on any two: [2 x 5=10]
a. Agencies of social control
b. Gender inequality in Nepal
c. Totalitarianism


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