Sunday, September 27, 2020

MSW 003 BASIC SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS December 2017 Question paper


December 2017 Question paper

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : (i) Answer all the five questions. (ii) All questions carry equal marks. (iii) Answers to questions 1 and 2 should not exceed 600 words each.

1. Define prejudice. Discuss in detail the theories and perspectives that provide insight for prejudice formation.


Explain the concept and definition of family as a basic unit of society and its importance in socialization and security of its members.

2. Discuss the theories giving insight into multidimensional features of domestic violence and abuse.


Describe in detail the impact on family's 20 functioning and its coping mechanisms as a response to changing needs and behaviour of adolescent family members.  

3. Answer any two of the following in about 300 words each :

(a) Discuss the features of the caste system.  

(b) Enlist four types of groups and discuss their essential characteristics.

(c) Define social change. Briefly discuss the  characteristics of social change.

(d) Enumerate and explain the factors contributing to the development of personality.

4. Answer any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :

(a) Briefly discuss the dimensions of culture.

(b) Comment on caste system in modern India.  

(c) What are the means of social control ? 5

(d) Differentiate between learning and memory.  

(e) Describe briefly the characteristics of 5 retirement and empty nest syndrome.

(f) Briefly explain the scope of intervention with families of contemporary times.

5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each :

(a) Philosophy, ethics and social work

(b) Role and Status

(c) Socialization

(d) Radical social work  

(e) Social facilitation  

(f) Leadership style

(g) Motivational conflicts

(h) Impact of divorce