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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:SOCIOLOGY (Major) (Sociology of Social Change)' (November)-2015


2015
(November)
SOCIOLOGY
(Major)
Course: 302
(Sociology of Social Change)
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 following: 1x8=8
  1. Development in moral sense is
  1. Growth.
  2. Development.
  3. Evaluation.
  4. Progress.
  1. Who among the following has mentioned the four stages of human development, i.e. primitive communism society, slave stage, feudal system and capitalistic society?
  1. Lewis Coser.
  2. Max Weber.
  3. Dahrendorf.
  4. Karl Marx.
  1. The ‘demographic theory’ mainly deals with
  1. Study of culture.
  2. Study of population change and balance.
  3. Study of human behaviour.
  4. Study of primitive tribe.
  1. Modernization, scientific attitude, social justice, rationality are the characteristics of
  1. Westernization.
  2. Industrialization.
  3. Sanskritization.
  4. Secularization.
  1. Who has differentiated between material and non-material cultures in his discussion of social change?
  1. Ogburn and Nimkoff.
  2. E. B. Tylor.
  3. W. F. Ogburn.
  4. P. A. Sorokin.
  1. Who is the author of the book, Social Change in India?
  1. B. Kuppuswamy.
  2. Max Weber.
  3. Kohen.
  4. Max Muller.
  1. The First Five-Year Plan was started in the year
  1. 1950.
  2. 1951.
  3. 1952.
  4. 1954.
  1. “Westernization implies mobility outside the framework of caste, on the other hand the process of Sanskritization implies mobility within the framework of caste.” Who made this statement?
  1. M. N. Srinivas.
  2. Daniel Lerner.
  3. Kuppuswamy.
  4. Milton Singer.
2. Answer any four from the following in precise (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Write the basic understanding of Wilbert E. Moore’s notion of social change.
  2. Explain ideology as a factor of social change.
  3. How modernization brings changes to Assamese society?
  4. Prepare a short note on cyclical theory of social change.
  5. State the basic characteristics of Westernization.
  6. Briefly mention how culture acts as an obstacle to social change.
3. Answer any four from the following (within 500 words each): 14x4=56
  1. What do you mean by social change? Do you think that the study of social change is important in the context of present society? Discuss. 4+10=14
  2. Critically discuss the theory of social evolution as discussed by Auguste Comte. 14
  3. Explain planning as a factor of social change. 14
  4. How education acts as an instrument of social change? Explain. 14
  5. Define industrialization. Discuss how industrialization brings change in contemporary India.    4+10=14
  6. Describe the factors that bring obstacles to social change. 7+7=14





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