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Default Help required regarding covering syllabus from textbooks

I am appearing in KPKPMS 2018 examinations and have opted for Sociology as an optional subject. I was recommended to study from Sociology by Horton and Hunt by someone. Overall I like the book as it is easy to understand but it does not seem to cover the whole syllabus (provided below) of KPKPMS. It also has a lot of seemingly extraneous chapters in it too regarding the syllabus. I was hoping someone would kindly help me with which chapters would be relevant to me with regards to KPKPMS and which ones should I skip. Also could you kindly tell me from where should I cover the residual topics listed in the syllabus? Thank you. Your guidance is appreciated.

  1. Individual, culture and society: Individual as a social product. The variety of social forms, methods of socialization, ethnocentrisms, norms and values, cultural patterns, varieties of sub-cultures
  2. Sociological theory: The sociological perspectives Evolutionary, order and conflict, evolutionary theorists Ibn-i-Khaldun, Spencer and Tannis. Order theorists August Comte, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber. Conflict theorists George Hegel, Karl Marx, Lewis Coser, Mills
  3. Methods of sociological research: Research design, surveys, participant observation, experiments, case studies
  4. Social interaction: Significance of social classes, forms of social classes tribes, biradaris, castes, classes and feudal system in Pakistan. Social mobility nature of social mobility. Mobility determinants in Pakistan society, social immobility, culture in poverty
  5. Social control: Mechanism of social control internal and external means of social control. Alienation, integration integrative patterns in Pakistani society
  6. Social and cultural change and social policy: Processed of social and culture change discovery, invention, diffusion, factors in rate of social and cultural change. Incentives and inhibitions to social and cultural change in Pakistan. Social planning and directed social and cultural change
  7. Community: The rural community, traditional characteristics of rural life, the urban community, rural urban convergence, urbanism, future of cities in Pakistan
  8. Social institutions: The nature and genesis of institutions, the process of institutions, functions and trade of social institutions. Family, religion, educational, economic and political institutions
  9. Social problems in Pakistan: Population growth, demographic transition deviant behaviour, institutionalized evasions, social conflicts, internal and international migration, aging, drug abuse, prostitution, smuggling, illiteracy and poverty
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