Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Department of Pakistan Studies) Faculty of Social Sciences Assignment of Social Change Semester: Autumn, 2013 Code P.S. 541
ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Pakistan Studies)
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Course: Social Change Semester: Autumn, 2013
Code: P.S. 541 Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40
Note: While answering the questions follow these instructions:
- Answers must reflect your own opinions and arguments.
- Answer should not be reproduced from the prescribed reading material.
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
Q. 1 Discuss and analyse Pareto’s concept of ‘two classes – elite and non-elite.’ Examine his idea of ‘circulation of elites.’
Q. 2 Give an appraisal of Marx’s theory of ‘class struggle.’ Elaborate his views about the society based on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
Q. 3 Discuss and analyse Comte’s law of three states for the progress of a society.
Q. 4 Define the term ‘Diffusion.’ How does it help to spread elements or systems of culture?
Q. 5 Elaborate Will Durant’s concept of ‘the moral elements of civilization.’ Do you agree/disagree with Durant’s view that marriage is a variable and fluctuating institution? Discuss.
ASSIGNMENT No. 2
Q. 1 Give an analytical view of relationship between the structural changes modernization cause disruption in the social order? Do you agree/disagree with the view the structural changes associated with modernization cause disruption in the social order?
Q. 2 Define democracy and its scope. How far do you agree with the postulation that democracy cannot be simply defined as the ‘rule of majority?’
Q. 3 Give a historical explanation of the Ruling Elites of Pakistan in the light of British administrative policies in Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and KPK.
Q. 4 “The Pukhtuns have not succeeded in being a great nation because there is an autocrat in each home.” Discuss and analyse the statement in the light of Charles Lindholm’s study of the Pakhtun society and family institution of northern Pakistan.
Q. 5 How Pakistan’s urbanization process differs from the other developing countries? Discuss.