Indira Gandhi National Open University Elective Course in Sociology-13 (Sociological Thought) Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) Maximum Marks: 100 Programme Code: BDP Weightage: 30% Course Code: ESO-13 Assignment Code: ESO-13/AST/TMA/2017-2018 Answer all the questions SECTION – I Answer the following in about 500 words each. Marks 1. Explain the central ideas of Anguste Comte towards the development of sociology. 20 2. Discuss Durkheim’s views on social solidarity. 20 SECTION – II Answer the following questions in about 250 words each. 3. Outline Marx’s ideas on social change. 12 4. Discuss Robert Merton’s postulates of functional analysis. 12 5. What is Ideal Type? Discuss its characteristics. 12 6. Discuss Malinowski’s concept of culture as an integrated whole. 12 SECTION – III Answer the following questions in about 100 words each. 7. Distinguish between ‘mechanical solidarity’ and ‘organic solidarity’. 06 8. Define mode of production.



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