MSOE-004 Urban Sociology in English Solved Assignment 2018-2019

MSOE-004 Solved Assignment 2018-19

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Indira Gandhi National Open University
Elective Course in M.A Sociology
MSOE-004: Urban Sociology
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Maximum Marks: 100 Programme Code: MSO
Weightage: 30% Course Code: MSOE-004
Assignment Code: MSOE-004/AST/TMA/2018-19

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Answer Questions worth of 100 marks. All questions carry equal marks
1. Describe the origin and growth of urban sociology globally and specifically in India. 20
2. Define the concept of city and discuss the growth and nature of metropolitan cities in India. 20
3. Critically discuss the ecological approach to understand urban growth given by the Chicago
School theorists. 20

4. Discuss the nature of growth and expansion of cities during the ancient and the medieval
periods of Indian history. 20
5. What is the impact of urbanization on the institution of family in India? Discuss with
examples. 20
6. How does the informal sector of economy in India play a significant role in urban areas?
Discuss critically. 20

7. Is poverty interlinked with deterioration of environment in India? Discuss critically with
suitable examples. 20
8. Why are slums growing so dramatically in Indian cities? Can they be reduced or rehabilitated? 20
9. What do you understand by urban planning? How does it help urban growth? 20
10. Can media contribute in effective urban governance? Discuss critically. 20

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