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Sociology Up to Date Study Plan for CSS–2015

STUDY AREA – I

Individual, Culture and

Society

2014 – Discuss attribution theories with special reference to media portrayals of social

issues. Explain the role of dispositional traits and situational factors for individual actions or decision making.

2014

the role of education policy towards the formation of social mind and also show its importance in a separate paragraph.

2007

lead to a variety of building norms and values in the personality of individuals. Discuss:

– What is the mind construction and explain if it is a planned activity? Discuss

The relationship of individual, society and culture Different methods of socialization – Short Notes: Ethnocentrism
The relationship of individual, society and culture
Different methods of socialization
– Short Notes: Ethnocentrism

- Individual is product of society and culture. Different methods of socialization

a)

b)

c)

The variation exemplified due to different methods of socialization in norms and values.

2005

process applicable to the adults? Discuss it.

2004

2004

values play in social life?

2004

society.

2001

member of society? Discuss with examples.

- In your opinion what are the advantages of socialization? Is socialization

- Why is culture indispensable to human society and what part do norms and

- Define ‘Status’. Discuss the factors which decide status of an individual in

- What is the role of culture in socialization of an individual to become a useful

2001 - What factors are related to social and cultural change? Give examples of

Pakistan.

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Culture Role of culture in life Varieties of Sub-cultures Cultural Patterns Ethnocentrism The variety of social forms Cultural Norms and Values

Sociology Up to Date Study Plan for CSS–2015

Socialization Method of Socialization Advantages & Disadvantages of Socialization Differentiate b/w Successful (Complete) Socialization and Failed (Incomplete) Socialization. Individual as a Social Product

The relationship of individual, society and culture Variation in norms and values due to socialization Social Status

Types of Status Deciding Factors of Social Status

Status Types of Status Deciding Factors of Social Status Study Area – II Community 2013 peripheral

Study Area – II

Status Deciding Factors of Social Status Study Area – II Community 2013 peripheral areas on crime

Community

Factors of Social Status Study Area – II Community 2013 peripheral areas on crime rate of
Factors of Social Status Study Area – II Community 2013 peripheral areas on crime rate of
Factors of Social Status Study Area – II Community 2013 peripheral areas on crime rate of

2013

peripheral areas on crime rate of urban society of Pakistan.

– Define urban sprawling. Explain in detail the socioeconomic impacts of

2011 - Discuss in detail "Urbanization as a process".

2010

future of major cities in Pakistan? Discuss in light of terror and security situation in

- Urbanization in Pakistan is increasing day by day. How do you look into the

– Define the term “Community” and discuss the important characteristics of a

- Short Notes: Rural-Urban convergence of the future of cities in Pakistan.

- There is a thesis that “the development programmes/strategies to change the

these cities.

2009

rural and urban community.

2007

2006

fate of poor farming community in rural Pakistan are not based upon the evidence- based policy. Therefore, a failure, in this regard, is being faced for the last several decades.” How do you support this thesis? Make an evidence based argument in the light of different evaluation/assessments made for rural development in Pakistan.

2004

Short Notes: Future of Cities in Pakistan

2000

- What do you understand by the term Modernization? Discuss the important

factors associated with modernization of a society with special reference to Pakistani

society.

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AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Community Characteristics of Rural and Urban Communities Difference between Rural and Urban Communities Rural Development in Pakistan Rural-Urban Convergence

Urbanization

Pros and Cons of Urbanization Problems arising due to Urbanization The Future of Major cities in Pakistan Impact of terror and security situation in these cities Modernization

and security situation in these cities Modernization Factors of Modernization Modernization in Pakistan Study

Factors of Modernization Modernization in Pakistan

Study Area – III

Modernization Modernization in Pakistan Study Area – III Sociological Theory 2013 2013 Discuss with reference to

Sociological Theory

in Pakistan Study Area – III Sociological Theory 2013 2013 Discuss with reference to their theoretical

2013

2013

Discuss with reference to their theoretical contributions.

2012

Emile-Durkhein. In what way the theory would be helpful in the solution of current

Short Notes: Marxist influence on sociological theory.

– Is Max Weber more relevant than Durkheim in today's globalising world?

– Define suicide and its type. Explain in detail the theory of anomy presented by

involvement of Pakistani youth in suicidal attempts.

2012

– Explain in detail the analysis of social conflict in capitalist society shown by the

prominent sociologist and economist Karl Marx.

prominent sociologist and economist Karl Marx.

2011

2011

2010

– Write a note in detail on "Evolutionary Theory" given by Ibn-i-Khaldun.

– Write a note in detail on "Evolutionary Theory" given by Ibn-i-Khaldun.

– Discuss in detail "Theory of Labour" given by Karl Marx.

- Discuss critically the theories of Social Action and Bureaucracy presented by

Max Weber. How the theory of bureaucracy is relevant to situation in Pakistan? Discuss with logic and evidence.

2009

– Karl Max “Theory of Labour” discuss in detail.

2009

– Discuss the major contributions of Max Weber in understanding the society

theoretically.

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2008 – Karl Marx has discussed labour theory of value in detail. What do you

understand by that theory? Write your answer in detail.

2007 - In the light of theoretical perspectives (Hegel, Marx, Coser, Mills) explain the

true nature of conflict. Discuss the various forms of pervasive conflict in Pakistani

Society.

2007 - What major contributions were made by Emile Durkheim and Max Weber to

the understanding of society theoretically? How far the two theorists can be taken

relevant today?

2006 - What is the role of C.W Mills in the development of Frankfurt school of conflict

society? Where and how he differs from his contemporaries? Discuss with evidence.

2005

2004

understanding of the social experience?

2003

suicide.

2003

and in what ways other scholars have presented their views to describe the idea of

- What are different theories about origin of society? Discuss them in detail. Ibne-Khaldoon is
- What are different theories about origin of society? Discuss them in detail.
Ibne-Khaldoon
is
known
as
“Father
of
Sociology”.
Briefly
discuss

- What major contributions did Karl Marx and Ibn-i-Khaldun make to our

- Durkheim wrote extensively on suicide. Critically examine his views about

- Describe the idea philosophy of money as presented by George Simmel. How

philosophy of money.

2002

in detail what lead Max Weber to write in favour of bureaucracy.

2002

in detail the point of view taken about division of labour by Karl Marx and Emile

- Max Weber is a strong advocate of bureaucratic form of government. Explain

- Division of labour has been discussed by various sociological theorists. Discuss

his

Durkheim.

- contributions to sociology.

2001

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

2001 AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS: The Sociological Perspectives Evolutionary Theories
2001 AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS: The Sociological Perspectives Evolutionary Theories

The Sociological Perspectives Evolutionary Theories (theories about origin of society): Ibn-e-Khaldun, Spencer and Tannis Order Theorists: August Comte, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Conflict Theorists: George Hegel. Karl Mars. Lewis Coser, Mills. Major Theories and Theorists Max Weber: Theories of Social Action and Bureaucracy Karl Mars: Theory of Labour Emile Durkheim: Theory of Suicide Ibne-Khaldoon’s contribution in Sociology Relevancy of These Theories To Pakistani Society Application of these theories in Today's Globalising World

of these theories in Today's Globalising World Compiled by: Muhammad Faisal ul Islam Advocate Cell:

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Study Area – IV

Sociological Research

2013 – What is hypothesis? Develop a hypothesis and identify:

a) Independent variables

b) Dependant variable and

c) Mediating variable (if any)

2012

ethnomethodology. How he used ethnomethodology in the field of sociological

regarding

– Define ethnomethodology. Explain in detail Garfinkel view
Define
ethnomethodology.
Explain
in
detail
Garfinkel
view

research and inquiry?

2011

a Research?"

2010

are different threats to internal validity? Discuss with examples.

2009

conducting the Social Research.

2008

logic of your choice in detail.

2007

researcher makes in designing a study. While discussing decision, identify a research

– Define the term "Social Research" and discuss the procedure "How to conduct

- What is internal validity that influences social science research design? What

– Define the term Sociological Research and explain the important steps of

– What type of survey research do you use to study young criminals? Defend the

- A research design is a roadmap for investigation. Discuss the major decisions a

problem with reference to which the designing has been envisaged.

2006

studying the problems of drug addiction/HIV/AIDS in Pakistani Society? Discuss with

- What is a research design? What type of research design can be used for

examples.

2005

the steps to be taken in social Research Process.

2004

theoretical methods available to Sociologists in the study of social life? What are the

- Discuss the importance of Social research for the study of Sociology. Explain

- Why is research essential to the scientific enterprise and what are the principal

advantages and disadvantages of each?

2003 - When is survey research appropriate? What type of survey research would you

use to study heroin users? Define the logic of your choice.

2002 - What do you understand by experimental method used in data collection?

Explain why some researchers preferred it over other data collection methods in social sciences and for kind of studies experimental method is used by researchers.

2001 - Discuss briefly the method of sociological research. Formulate three hypothesis

indicating variables of each.

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AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Social Research Methods of Social Research Steps in Conducting Social Research Importance of Social Research Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Research Methods Research Design and Its Types Research Survey and Its Types Hypothesis and Various Kinds of variables Ethnomethodology

Study Area – V

Kinds of variables Ethnomethodology Study Area – V Social Interaction – Short Notes: Determinants of social
Kinds of variables Ethnomethodology Study Area – V Social Interaction – Short Notes: Determinants of social

Social Interaction

– Short Notes: Determinants of social mobility the determinants of social mobility
– Short Notes: Determinants of social mobility
the determinants of social mobility

the feudal system

the determinants of social mobility the feudal system 2013 2013 classes in the existing feudal system.

2013

2013

classes in the existing feudal system.

2012

2010

answer with data and evidence from previous general election results in Pakistani society.

2008

- What is role of Biradri/castes in political system of Pakistan? Support your

– Define and differentiate between caste and class. Discuss the dynamics of

Short Notes: Role of mosque in the integration of Pakistani society.

– What do you understand by Social Mobility? Do transfer of payments aid or

- Discuss the class structure of Pakistan society with special reference to:

the influence of the class structure at the time of independence

discourage social mobility?

2007

a)

b)

c)

of independence discourage social mobility? 2007 a) b) c) - What role biradri/caste system is playing

- What role biradri/caste system is playing in decision making on political issues

2006

especially local bodies election in rural areas of Pakistan? How this biradri-based political organization influences the community development process? Discuss in the light of issues/conflicts arising from the situation and their impact on the individual, family, and society.

2001 - What are the systems of forms of Social Classes? Discuss the impact of Feudal

System in Pakistan.

2. Role of

2012 – 1. Culture diffusion and schools of thoughts on culture diffusion.

mosque in the integration of Pakistani society.

and consequences.

3. Changing family pattern, its causes

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AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Social Interaction

Types of Interaction Frequency, Duration, Intensity (FDIF) Social Groups

Types of Social Groups Differences & Similarities between various types of Social Groups Social Stratification (Class System) in Pakistan

Forms of Social Classes – Tribes, Biradaris, Castes Significance of Social Classes Feudal System in Pakistan Impacts of Class System Problems arising from class system and their solutions Social Mobility Nature of social mobility Mobility determinants in Pakistani society Social Immobility

Mobility determinants in Pakistani society Social Immobility Study Area – VI Social Institutions 2014 classes

Study Area – VI

Social Institutions

Social Immobility Study Area – VI Social Institutions 2014 classes influences smooth running of society. 2013
Social Immobility Study Area – VI Social Institutions 2014 classes influences smooth running of society. 2013
Social Immobility Study Area – VI Social Institutions 2014 classes influences smooth running of society. 2013

2014

classes influences smooth running of society.

2013

place in Pakistani family.

2012

2010

Discuss with examples especially keeping in view marriage, elderly and youth problems in the families.

2008 – Why does dissatisfaction with Bureaucracy arises? What is the major obstacle

in eliminating bureaucratic features which cause resentment? Discuss in detail.

2007 - Short Notes: The nature and genesis of social institutions with special reference to political institution

2006 - Define Social Institution. What is significance of family, religion, and education

as institutions in the process of socialization? Explain your answer with examples from

Pakistani society.

– Discuss the nature and genesis of institutions along with the change taking

– What is a social organization? Discuss how precepts about caste and social

Short Notes: Changing family pattern, its causes and consequences.

- How do you perceive the future of family institution/system in Pakistan?

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2005 - Differentiate between primary and secondary groups, and discuss the character

of primary relations.

2004 - Define social institution and how can religion hold in check the explosive social

tensions produced by inequality and injustice?

2002 - Discuss in detail how social institutions/organizations have been helpful in social and economic development of society?

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

What are Social Institutions? Role of Social Institutions in Social & Economic Development. Role of Social Institutions in Ending Social Evils.

Role of Social Institutions in Ending Social Evils. Study Area – VII Social Problems 2013 –

Study Area – VII

Institutions in Ending Social Evils. Study Area – VII Social Problems 2013 – Short Notes: Institutional

Social Problems

2013 – Short Notes: Institutional evasions 2012 - Short Notes: The role of government and
2013
– Short Notes: Institutional evasions
2012
- Short Notes: The role of government and non-governmental organization in
poverty alleviation of Pakistan.
2011 – Discuss the status of elderly people in Pakistani society.
2011
– Define the term "Social problem" and discuss the causes of drug abuse in
Pakistan.
2010
– Short Notes: 1. Poverty in Pakistan 2. Drug Abuse in Pakistan
2009
– Define the term ‘Social Problem’. Discuss smuggling as a social problem in a
society.
2009
– Discuss migration as a Social Phenomenon.
2008
– Short Notes: 1. Effects of Population Policy 2002 2. Internal Migration

2008 – Migration from rural to urban area is on the rise in Pakistan. Discuss all the positive and negative points at the origin and destination keeping theory of migration into consideration.

2007

- Short Notes: Demographic Transition identifying the stage in Pakistan

2006

Short Notes: 1. Drug Abuse 2. Social Conflicts

2006

- Rural-Urban migration is causing labour-drain from rural communities. What

problems this situation is creating in the labour market of rural communities. As a

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subject scholar, what solutions do you suggest to minimize these problems? Discuss with examples.

2005

- Short Notes: 1. Factions and Feuds 2. Parole system in Pakistan

2004

Short Notes: Implication of population growth

2004 – What are the social effects of deviance and do Crime-fighting programmes including imprisonment work in Pakistan?

2004 – How can you define poverty and what strategies the Government of Pakistan

has adopted to alleviate poverty and also discuss the role of NGOs to address the issue of poverty.

2003

– The young criminals have been on the increase in Pakistan for the last many

– Short Notes: 1. Aging of Population – Short Notes: 1. Child and Women Abuse
– Short Notes:
1. Aging of Population
– Short Notes:
1. Child and Women Abuse in Pakistan
– Short Notes:
1.Drug Abuse
2. International Migration.

years in jail. Write down critically the main factors associated with Juvenile delinquency.

2002

criminals.

2003

rate in Pakistan

2002

Pakistan.

2001

2. Poverty issue in

- Explain social, environmental and psychological factors associated with young

2. Factors influencing high divorce

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Social Problem Some Prominent Social Problems (Evils) Drug abuse Child Labour (Child Abuse) Women Harassment (Women Abuse) Illiteracy and Education Policies Poverty – Role of Government of Pakistan and NGOs to address it Population Explosion and Effects of Population Policy 2002 Aging and the status of elderly people in Pakistani society Social Conflicts – Factions and Feuds Parole system in Pakistan High Divorce Rate in Pakistan Institutional evasions Migration Internal and International Migration Pros and Cons of Migration Problems arising due to Migration The Future of Major cities in Pakistan Impact of terror and security situation in these cities Deviant Behaviour Social effects of deviance Crime-fighting programmes in Pakistan

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Honour Killing Juvenile Delinquency and Factors Associated With It

Study Area – VIII

Social Control

2007 - Political thinkers in Pakistan lament that man in the street is alienated. Do you

agree to the statement and if you agree give reasons. Discuss:

Study Area – IX
Study Area – IX

Social Change

agree give reasons. Discuss: Study Area – IX Social Change a) Nature of alienation b) Integration

a) Nature of alienation

b) Integration

c) Integrative patterns in Pakistan

2001

to Pakistani Society.

- Discuss briefly the internal and external means of Social control with reference

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Social Control Types of Social Control Means of Social Control: Internal and External Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Control

Alienation Integration and Integrative Patterns in Pakistani Society.

2013

Short Notes: Social Planning

2013

– Discuss as to how the process of social and cultural change in Pakistan can be

accelerated? Your answer must include theoretically relevant factors in the rate of change.

2012

Short Notes: Culture diffusion and schools of thoughts on culture diffusion.

2012

– Discuss in detail the accelerating and decelerating factors of social change. How

culture ethnocentrism promotes social change and maintain social order.

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2012 – Define culture invasion? Explain in detail the role of technological innovation

and mass media in the revolution of rising expectations and the disruption of traditional society of Pakistan.

2011 – Define the term "Social change" and discuss the process of social change in

group behaviour.

2010 - Discuss the role of media in social and cultural change in Pakistan. What type

of social planning/policy is needed to direct this change in the context of our own social

and cultural values? Discuss with examples.

2009 – Define the term “Social Change”. How it occurs in a traditional society? Discuss

it in detail.

2007

Pakistan

2003

are we in a position to reach the stage of taking off economically?

2001

Pakistan.

reach the stage of taking off economically? 2001 Pakistan. – Short Notes: Incentives and inhibitions to

Short Notes: Incentives and inhibitions to social and cultural change in

- What to you understand by diffusion of innovation? Taking Pakistani situation,

- What factors are related to social and cultural change? Give examples of

AREASAREASAREASAREAS OFOFOFOF FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:FOCUS:

Social and Cultural Change Processes of Social and Cultural Change Discovery Invention Diffusion Factors in the Rate of Social and Culture Change Incentives and inhibitions to social and cultural change in Pakistan Culture Invasion The role of technological innovation and mass media in the revolution of rising expectations The disruption of traditional society of Pakistan Social planning and directed social and cultural change

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Study Area – X Miscellaneous Questions

2. Security as a social

construct

2014 – Discuss the burgeoning role of social media in Pakistan. Explain the

importance of regulating the mainstream electronic media towards the achievement of national goals. Illustrate your answer with examples from Pakistan.

2014

Pakistan where trained incapacity is promoted and where empowerment is encouraged.

2014

are manoeuvred to influence public opinion. Explain your answer with examples from Pakistan

2013

socialisation process. Where do you locate yourself in the theoretical debate?

2008

respects do they differ? How do you explain these differences?

2005

Prejudices, and how these can be eradicated?

– Define the concept of perception and reality Discuss how perception of people

– What is the trained incapacity? Write two examples about two institutions in

2014 – Short Notes: 1. Education as a factor of development

– Short Notes: Theory of differential association.
– Short Notes: Theory of differential association.

– Heredity versus group influence has given birth to controversy in explaining

– In what respects are your values similar to those of your parents? In what

- Define the terms ‘Race and Racism’. Discuss the causes responsible for Race

2004 – Short Notes: Probability and Non-probability Sampling

2003

necessary to shift the base of an index and how is this process carried out?

2001

- What do you understand by scales and indexes used in sciences? When is it

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