Unit 1 Paper 2 Questions

Unit I

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Module I – Sociology, Culture and Identity

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1.    Quantitative methods are better suited to undergo the rigours of sociological research in comparison to other methods. Discuss
2.    The Functionalist perspective is not adequately suited to explain Caribbean society. Critically assess this claim.
3.    The Theory of the Plural Society is best suited to describe Caribbean culture. Analyze this statement.

4. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of using  participant observation as a research method in conducting studies in the Caribbean.


Module II – Social Institutions, Family, Religion Education

4.    “Caribbean Families are pathological units”, assess this view. .
5.    Does education provide the means to attain upward social mobility in modern Caribbean society?
6.    The Caribbean is characterized by matrifocality. Is this a true assessment of      Caribbean?
7. Identify ONE named Caribbean faith, explain how its origins,beliefs and practices have helped its practitioners to cope with daily life in the Caribbean.

Module III - Social Stratification and Social Mobility

8.    “The Theory of the Plantation Society provides a comprehensive explanation of the Caribbean reality”. Critically assess this claim.
9.    In what ways has Caribbean culture, contributed to individual identity?

10.   Kamau Brathwaite's Theory of Creole society has successfully explained the nature of social relations within Caribbean societies. Discuss.