BAC 2508  SOCIOLOGY . KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF APPLIED
COMPUTING
BAC 2508 SOCIOLOGY
FULL TIME/PART TIME
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) In your own words define the term sociology. (2Marks)
b) Describe how the following agents of socialization have influenced your life and identify the
most important one. (12Marks)
i) Family
ii) Peers
iii) Media
iv) Schools
c) Describe the role of sociologists in society. (8Marks)
d) What is the most striking thing that you have learnt in this class? (2Marks)
e) Describe briefly three types of social problems in our society. (6Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) All cultures are characterized by some degree of social inequality. Discuss. (10Marks)
b) Define the term collective behaviour. (2Marks)
c) Select one social movement that is currently working for change in your town or university.
Discuss the implication of the movement in relation ot social change. (8Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Explain the stages of development of self-identity using Cooly Looking – Glass self.
(6Marks)
b) Using examples, explain the social functions of schools/education. (10Marks)
c) State four types crime. (4Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) What role does religion play in your university community? To what extent do students, faculty
members and administrators reveal or promote their religious preferences and affiliations.
(10Marks)
b) Explain the key principles of self- awareness. (6Marks)
c) Briefly describe the relationship between feelings and behaviour. (4Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Examine how you relate with your peers. How can you improve your relationships in different
situations? (10Marks)
b) Analyse the challenges faced by the youth and suggest possible solutions. (10Marks)

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