Sociology Optional Previous Years Papers – 1997

PAPER-I-1997

SECTION A

1. Write short notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):
(a) Sociology as an interpretative discipline
(b) A good hypothesis
(c) Anomie
(d) Types of mobility
2. Is it possible to study social phenomenon scientifically? Give a critical answer.
3. Critically examine Max Weber‟s theory of social action and its limitations.

4. Discuss Talcott Parsons contribution to the analysis of social system.

SECTION B

5. Write short notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):
(a) Fundamentals of religion
(b) Concept of social movement
(c) Role of education in social development
(d) Industrialization and social change
6. “Education is an instrument of social control and social change.” Critically examine the statement.
7. What are the problems of universalisation of primary education? Discuss fully.
8. Explain the concept of social change. Critically examine the contribution of Karl Marx‟s theory of social change.

PAPER-II-1997

SECTION A

1. Write short notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):
(a) Pluralism and national unity
(b) Industrial class structure in India
(c) Impact of Islam on Indian society
(d) Social consequences of occupational diversification
2. Outline the social factors related to generation gap. How has the generation gap led to the problems of youth unrest?
3. Describe the socio-cultural background of the political elites of contemporary India. What has been the influence of their background on their political orientations?
4. Caste is becoming weaker and stronger at the same time in present day India. Discuss the factors responsible for continuity and change.

SECTION B

5. Write short notes on any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):
(a) Social profile of slums
(b) Social dimensions of drug addiction
(c) Issues of tribal identity
(d) Communal tensions in India

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