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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:SOCIOLOGY (Major) (Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology)' (November)-2015

Course: 301
(Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given below against each: 1x8=8
  1. The application of the scientific approach to the social world is known as
  1. Positivism.
  2. Ethno methodology.
  3. Phenomenology.
  4. Natural science.
  1. The philosophical doctrine according to which all human knowledge is derived from experience is called
  1. Empiricism.
  2. Behaviourism.
  3. Theological understanding.
  1. An artificial and highly commercialized culture popularized through mass media is
  1. Universal culture.
  2. Urban culture.
  3. Mass culture.
  4. Popular culture.
  1. Who wrote the book, Village Studies and its Significance?
  1. G. S. Ghurye.
  2. M. N. Srinivas.
  3. T. K. Oommen.
  1. Max Weber mentioned three main modes of authority, i.e. rational-legal, traditional and
  1. Charismatic.
  2. Modern.
  3. Democratic.
  1. Max Horkheimer was one of the pioneer thinkers of
  1. Radical sociology.
  2. Formal conflict theory.
  3. Critical theory.
  1. Who first used the term ‘phenomenology’ in social thinking?
  1. A. Schutz.
  2. Edmund Husserl.
  3. Alfred Vierkandt.

  1. Who was considered as the founder of Sociology as academic discipline in India?
  1. B. N. Seal.
  2. S. V. Ketkar.
  3. G. S. Ghurye.
2. Write briefly on any four of the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Impact of Industrial Revolution on the origin of Sociology.
  2. Critique of mass culture of Max Horkheimer.
  3. Social solidarity of Emile Durkheim.
  4. Characteristics of Ralf Dahrendorf’s theory on class and class struggle.
  5. Phenomenology as an approach in social sciences.
  6. T. K. Oommen’s theory of social transformation.
3. Answer any four of the following questions (within 500 words each): 14x4=56
  1. Discuss about the origin of sociology with special reference to enlightenment period and emergence of positivistic thought. 7+7=14
  2. Write an essay on Karl Marx’s theory on materialistic interpretation of History. 14
  3. What do you mean by social system? Critically discuss on Talcott Parson’s social system theory.           4+10
  4. Critically analyze Jurgen Habermas’s theory of communication. 14
  5. Critically discuss G. H. Mead’s contribution of symbolic interactionism with special reference to ‘mind’, ‘self’ and ‘society’. 14
  6. What is Dalit Liberalism? Critically examine B. R. Ambedkar’s concept of Dalit Liberalism from sociological understanding. 14


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