Concept of Social Facts - Classical Social Thought - Exam, Exams for Sociology. Aligarh Muslim University
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Concept of Social Facts - Classical Social Thought - Exam, Exams for Sociology. Aligarh Muslim University

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Semester 1 Examinations 2011/2012 Exam Code(s) 2BSY3 & 2BSY2 Exam(s) 2nd Year BA Youth and family Studies/Environment

and Society Module Code(s) SP212:II Module(s) Classical Social Thought Paper No. Repeat Paper External Examiner(s) Dr. Iain Wilkinson

Dr. John Barry Internal Examiner(s) Professor Chris Curtin

Dr. Cormac Forkan

Instructions:

Answer all questions in Section A Answer 2 questions in Section B

Duration 2 hours

No. of PagesDiscipline(s) Political Science & Sociology Course Co-ordinator(s) Dr. Cormac Forkan Requirements: MCQ Release to Library: Yes  Handout Statistical/ Log Tables Cambridge Tables Graph Paper Log Graph Paper Other Materials

PTO

SP212.11: Classical Social Thought

Time Allowed: TWO Hours

Answer all questions in Section A Answer 2 questions in Section B

Section A (20% of marks)

1. Why was the emergence of reason during the Enlightenment important to the development of Classical Social Theory?

2. Explain what happened in England as a result of Land Enclosures.

3. How did Hegel differ in his view on Idealism from that of traditional

philosophical Idealism?

4. What did Mark describe as the Relations of Production?

5. Explain Durkheim’s concept of Social Facts.

6. Who were the Petty-Bourgeoisie according to Marx?

7. Describe the role of the superstructure and infrastructure in Marx’s work.

8. Why did Durkheim mean by Anomie?

9. Why was Calvinism central to Weber’s work on religion?

10. What did Durkheim understand by Totemism?

P.T.O.

Section B (80% of marks) Answer 2 questions in Section B

1. Describe and explain the significant factors that led to the development of

Classical Social Thought in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries.

2. How did Hegelian Idealism differ from Mark’s Historical Materialism?

3. Durkheim investigated the change from mechanical to organic type society and the possible link to suicide. How relevant is this work in contemporary sociology?

4. How does Durkheim’s concept of Social Facts differ from Weber’s “Verstehen”? Explain the significance of these differences for sociologists when deciding on an appropriate research methodology.

5. To what extent does religious belief shape or change society? Answer this question by focussing on the works of two of the following: Marx, Durkheim and/or Weber.

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