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M.A Sociology - Sociological Theories Question paper
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2007 Gujarat University M.A Sociology Sociological Theories Question paper

Sociology (Subsidiary)

Paper-I

(Sociological Theories)

Time : 3 Hours] [Max. Marks : 100
Instructions : (1) Attempt all questions.

(2) All questions carry equal marks.
(3) Write the serial numbers of your answer to all questions as per their
serial number in the question paper.

1. What is sociological theory ? Discuss the structure of sociological theory. (25)

OR

Present main assumption of functionalism and explain AGIL model of Parsons.


2. Discuss the contribution of Merton in functionalism. (25)


OR

Present main assumption of social conflict theory and examine views of Lewis Coser
on social conflict.

3. Examine Homan’s propositions for explaining social behaviour from the social
exchange perspective. (25)

OR

Discuss Mead’s contribution in the symbolic interactionism.

4. Present difference between modernism and post modernism. Explain the views of
Michel Foucault about post modernism. (25)

OR

Write notes (any two) :
(1) Functions of theory.
(2) Ethnomethodology.
(3) Pattern variables.
(4) Views of Daherndorf.

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Re: M.A Sociology - Sociological Theories Question paper
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2007 Gujarat University M.A Sociology - Sociological theories Question paper

Sociological theories
Paper – I
(New Course)
Time : 3 Hours] [Max. Marks : 100
Instructions : (1) Answer all questions.

(2) All questions carry equal marks.
(3) Write the number in your answer book as mentioned in the question
paper.

1. Explain Parsons concepts of action schema and AGIL model.

OR

Discuss the contribution of Merton in functional theory.

2. Show the differences between critical and analytical conflict traditions and discuss
briefly the views of Dahrendorf.

OR

Explain the main propositions of social exchange perspective and present Homans
views on power and status.

3. State Blumer’s view point regarding theory and methodology of symbolic
interactionism.

OR

What is ethnomethodology ? Describe the contribution of this view point in the
development of theory and methodology.

4. Clarify the meaning of modernism and post modernism. Describe the contribution of
Habermas in post modernism.

OR

Write notes on : (any two)
(a) Structure of theory.
(b) Intellectual roots of conflict theory.
(c) Ideas of Peter Blau about Social exchange.
(d) Mead on ‘Self’