University Village, Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Plot 91, Cadastral Zone, Jabi, Abuja
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Extension
PoP Exam Question October/November 2019
Course Code: —- ARD 506
Course Title: — Advanced Rural Sociology
Credit Unit: —-2
Total Score: —-70 Marks
Time Allowed: – 2 Hrs
Instruction: Answer compulsory question 1 (25 mks) and any three (3) questions (15 mks each)
a. What is rural sociology? (3 Marks)
b. State four (4) importance of the study of rural sociology to any developing country like Nigeria (6
c. State four (4) characteristics of the change process (6 Marks)
d. Explain briefly the two (2) classification of groups you know (4 Marks).
e. Mention and discuss four (4) characteristics of change or innovation (6 Marks).
Explain the following sociological theories:
(i). Conflict theory (5 mks)
(ii). Evolutionary theory (5 mks)
(iii). Functional theory. (5 mks)
a. Define group dynamics (4 Marks)
b. Mention and discuss four (4) sources of social change (8 Marks).
c. Highlight six (6) types of social change that take place in our society (3 mks)
a. Mention and discuss four (4) factors causing the division of people into groups and societies (10 mks)
b. List and briefly discuss any two (2) major indicators used for measuring social change in our societies
a. State three (3) aims of sociology
b. Briefly discuss any three (3) factors that affect acceptance of change (6 mks)
c. Explain any four (4) forms or dimensions social change can take or assume in our society (6 mks)
a. Explain what you know about social structure in rural society (5 mk)
b. Mention and discuss the five (5) stages of group development according to Tuckmans theory (10 mks)
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