Saturday, July 9, 2011

PMS Sociology Paper-I




PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONFOR RECRUITMENT TO TIIE POSTS OFPROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC.
 
SOCIOLOGY (OPTIONAL) PAPER-I
TIME ALLOWED: 3 HOURS                               MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
 
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions. Attempt in English or Urdu languages.
Q.1:       Discuss interpretive theories and show their importance to draw meanings of 'events' and 'communications through media and education' in a nationalistic perspective.     (20)
 
Q.2:     Differentiate between sex and gender. Explain the role of local culture on constructing gender-based differences between males and females; also write advantages and disadvantages of such differences with special reference to Pakistan.                        (20)
 
Q.3:     In the recent past, mass media has become quite powerful in Pakistan. Explain how media manufactures public opinion on various socio-political issues with special reference to the image of Pakistan.                                                                                      (20)
 
Q.4:     Different forms of education represent a variety of human software the way computers have varied software to do different tasks. Write a detailed commentary on the utility of higher education in Pakistan with a focus on youths' attitudes towards Pakistan. (20)
 
Q.5:       Enumerate major religions of the world and explain how Islam compares with other religions (draw a matrix). Discuss the possible role of Islam to build an equitable society in Pakistan. (20)
 
Q.6:     Governance is a major tool of shaping a society. Discuss the role of governance to redesign a vibrant and equitable Pakistani society for the good of all the segments of Pakistani population.                                                                                                           (20)
 
Q.7:       Population of Pakistan: is it a burden or an asset? Use examples from different countries around the world.                                                                                        (20)
 
Q.8:       Write short notes on any two of the following:            (10+10=20)
1.       Different sociological perspectives and their importance for producing conflict.
2.       Importance of family as a social institution and its emerging forms.
3.       Individualism vs collectivism: pros and cons.
4.       Crime, criminology, and criminality (as concepts related to Pakistan).

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