BAC2317  SOCIOLOGY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED
COMPUTING
BAC2317 SOCIOLOGY
FULL TIME/PARTTIME
DATE: APRIL 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (30 MARKS)
CASE STUDY
I live with my dad. I should say that I live with my dad, my brother (whose mother and father are
also my mother and father), my half- sister (whose father is my dad, but whose mother is my
father’s last wife), and two stepbrothers and stepsisters (children of my father’s current wife). My
father’s wife (my current stepmother, not to be confused with his second wife who, I guess, is no
longer my stepmother) is pregnant, and soon we all will have a new brother or sister. Or will it be
a half- brother or half-sister?
If you can’t figure out, I don’t blame you. I have trouble myself. It gets very complicated around
Christmas. Should we all stay together? Split up and go to several other homes? Who do we buy
gifts for, anyway?
a) What kind of a family is this? (2Marks)
b) What are the challenges that such a family can face? (8Marks)
c) Describe the functions of a family. (8Marks)
d) Discuss the future of marriage and family. (10Marks)
e) What is the most striking thing that you have learnt in this unit and has added value to you?
(2Marks)
QUESTION TWO (20 MARKS)
a) Differentiate between quantitative research methods and qualitative research methods.
(4Marks)
b) Discuss the problems that today’s elderly face and explain what the society/government
can do to reduce these problems. (10Marks)
c) Identify six major killer diseases in Kenya today. (6Marks)
QUESTION THREE (20 MARKS)
a) Discuss the urban problems and suggest ways of how they can be reduced. (10Marks)
b) Define social movement and explain the issues that are the bases of social movements in
our country. Give relevant examples. (10Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Explain a situation where you experienced role conflict. How did you manage the
dilemma? (8Marks)
b) Describe the class structure of your country. (12Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss the factors that may lead to killings among the youth in intimate relationships.
(8Marks)
b) Describe how diversity of culture have influenced your life at KCA University.
(6Marks)
c) Discuss the function of dress codes in a society. (6Marks)

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