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SOCS 185 Final Exam All 3 Set

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Set 1 Question 1. (TCO 8) Which sociological approach would emphasize that inequalities in healthcare have clear life-and-death consequences for some due to the unequal distribution of resources? Question 2. suggest:

(TCO 8) Critics of the functionalist view of the sick role

Question 3. (TCO 9) Which type of medicine refers to therapies in which the health care practitioner considers the person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics? Question 4. (TCO 9) Which area of study is concerned with the interrelationships among people in their spatial setting and physical environment? Question 5. (TCO 8) The concept “zero population growth” refers to the level of reproduction that


Question 6. (TCO 9) Which theory of social change holds that society is moving in a definite direction? Question 7. (TCO 9) Which term is used to refer to the ways in which a social movement utilizes such resources as money, political influence, access to the media, and personnel? Question 8. (TCO 8) Which term refers to the period of maladjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still adapting to new material conditions? Question 9. (TCO 9) David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following? Question 10. (TCO 8) Scholars who take a postmodernist approach claim that Question 1. (TCO 1, 2, 3, 4) Identify the seven basic principles put forth in the American Sociological Association’s Code of Ethics. Choose three of these principles, and anticipate how a researcher might encounter controversy by abiding by these principles. Question 2. (TCO 3, 8, 9) You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the interactionist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the interactionist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the


reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that an interactionist might use to encourage freshman students to post.

Question 3. (TCO 6, 7) The local newspaper reports that a middle school had been broken into, damaged, and vandalized to the tune of $50,000. Security cameras show the vandals were four high school students, three of whom are on the honor roll. Compare and contrast the explanation given by labeling theory to the explanation given by anomie theory of deviance. Question 4. (TCO 3, 4, 6) List Weber’s six characteristics of a bureaucracy. Explain a positive and a negative consequence for an organization from each of these characteristics. Question 5. (TCO 5, 6, 8) Define and give examples of ascribed status, achieved status, master status, role conflict, role strain, and role exit. Set 2 Question 1: The natural growth rate of a population is derived from the subtraction of the Question 2: is

The basic idea behind demographic transition theory

Question 3:

A riot differs from a mob in that the riot

Question 4:

Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.


Question 5: Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Question 6: work?

What is a criticism that is sometimes made of Weber’s

Question 7: Which theory states that social movements arise among people who feel they lack enough income, basic rights, or human dignity? Question 8: Which sociologist pointed out that material culture changes faster than nonmaterial culture? Question 9: following?

The concept postmodernity refers to which of the

Question 10: Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society? Question 11: Describe and give an example of each of sociology’s three research orientations. Question 12: You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the structuralfunctionalist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the structural-functionalist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that a functionalist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13: Explain each of Peter Berger’s four major characteristics of modernization.


Question 14: List and describe the stages that societies go through in Lenski’s sociocultural evolution. Question 15: Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification.

Set 3 Question 1: _____ is the incidence of childbearing in a country’s population, while _____ refers to maximum possible childbearing. Question 2: According to Emile Durkheim, while traditional, rural societies were built on _____, modern urban societies are held together by _____. Question 3:

A riot differs from a mob in that the riot

Question 4:

Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.

Question 5: Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Question 6: David Riesman believes that pre-industrial societies promote _____, while modern societies promote _____. Question 7: Which term is used to refer to the ways in which a social movement utilizes such resources as money, political influence, access to the media, and personnel? Question 8: Medical science can keep a person’s body alive, on machines, long after their vital organs have failed. However, there is


no agreement among religious and ethical leaders about how to decide when to unplug those machines. This example illustrates _____. Question 9: David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following? Question 10: Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society? Question 11: Explain the steps in the process of carrying out sociological investigation. What specific questions must be answered as a researcher moves through their investigation? Question 12: You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the symbolicinteractionist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the symbolic-interactionist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that an interactionist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13: Contrast mass-society theory with class-society theory and give a criticism of each. Question 14: Identify and describe the three leadership styles. Provide examples of these styles in society. Question 15: Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification. ============================================


SOCS 185 Final Exam Set 2

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Question 1: The natural growth rate of a population is derived from the subtraction of the Question 2: is

The basic idea behind demographic transition theory

Question 3:

A riot differs from a mob in that the riot

Question 4:

Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.

Question 5: Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Question 6: work?

What is a criticism that is sometimes made of Weber’s

Question 7: Which theory states that social movements arise among people who feel they lack enough income, basic rights, or human dignity? Question 8: Which sociologist pointed out that material culture changes faster than nonmaterial culture?


Question 9: following?

The concept postmodernity refers to which of the

Question 10: Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society? Question 11: Describe and give an example of each of sociology’s three research orientations. Question 12: You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the structuralfunctionalist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the structural-functionalist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that a functionalist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13: Explain each of Peter Berger’s four major characteristics of modernization. Question 14: List and describe the stages that societies go through in Lenski’s sociocultural evolution. Question 15: Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification. ============================================

SOCS 185 Final Exam Set 2

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Question 1: The natural growth rate of a population is derived from the subtraction of the Question 2: is

The basic idea behind demographic transition theory

Question 3:

A riot differs from a mob in that the riot

Question 4:

Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.

Question 5: Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Question 6: work?

What is a criticism that is sometimes made of Weber’s

Question 7: Which theory states that social movements arise among people who feel they lack enough income, basic rights, or human dignity? Question 8: Which sociologist pointed out that material culture changes faster than nonmaterial culture? Question 9: following?

The concept postmodernity refers to which of the

Question 10: Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society?


Question 11: Describe and give an example of each of sociology’s three research orientations. Question 12: You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the structuralfunctionalist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the structural-functionalist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that a functionalist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13: Explain each of Peter Berger’s four major characteristics of modernization. Question 14: List and describe the stages that societies go through in Lenski’s sociocultural evolution. Question 15: Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification. ============================================

SOCS 185 Final Exam Set 3

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Question 1: _____ is the incidence of childbearing in a country’s population, while _____ refers to maximum possible childbearing. Question 2: According to Emile Durkheim, while traditional, rural societies were built on _____, modern urban societies are held together by _____. Question 3:

A riot differs from a mob in that the riot

Question 4:

Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.

Question 5: Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos? Question 6: David Riesman believes that pre-industrial societies promote _____, while modern societies promote _____. Question 7: Which term is used to refer to the ways in which a social movement utilizes such resources as money, political influence, access to the media, and personnel? Question 8: Medical science can keep a person’s body alive, on machines, long after their vital organs have failed. However, there is no agreement among religious and ethical leaders about how to decide when to unplug those machines. This example illustrates _____. Question 9: David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following? Question 10: Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society?


Question 11: Explain the steps in the process of carrying out sociological investigation. What specific questions must be answered as a researcher moves through their investigation? Question 12: You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the symbolicinteractionist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the symbolic-interactionist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that an interactionist might use to encourage freshman students to post. Question 13: Contrast mass-society theory with class-society theory and give a criticism of each. Question 14: Identify and describe the three leadership styles. Provide examples of these styles in society. Question 15: Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification. ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 1 Assignment Sociological Imagination

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Sociological Imagination Assignment

Our decisions do not simply result from what philosophers call “free will.” Sociology teaches us that the social world guides our life choices in much the same way that the physical world guides influence our choice of clothing or the type of food we feel like eating. C. Wright Mills pointed to the power of what he called the sociological imagination to help us understand everyday events. As he saw it, society—not people’s personal failings—is the main cause of poverty and other social problems.

For this assignment explain how a personal problem can be caused by a larger social issue. It can be a problem that you, a friend or family member, or someone you have read about has experienced. Describe the situation, putting both the personal problem and the larger social issue in boldface, then explain the relationship in terms of cause and effect. Limit your response to a single double spaced page. ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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SOCS 185 Week 1 Developing a Sociological Imagination (graded) Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective “the sociological imagination” and he saw it transforming personal troubles into public issues. Let’s begin our discussion this week by considering homelessness. Why are a high percentage of the homeless veterans? What situations might be a cause in someone being homeless? Use the sociological imagination to explain your observations, and how the sociological imagination helps us consider the causes and possible solutions to homelessness.. devry socs185 dq2 Stanford Prison Experiment (graded) In 1971, Philip Zimbardo’s experiment demonstrated the power of the situation and the interaction between social interaction and social structure. There are many videos of the experiment, search two or three videos on internet to see different perspectives about this experiment. After viewing the videos, if you had been a guard, do you think you would have been more likely to go along with the other guards or would you have resisted or spoken up about treating the prisoners the way you would have wanted to be treated if the roles had been reversed?? ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 1-7 All DQs

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SOCS 185 Week 1 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 SOCS 185 Week 7 DQ 1 ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 2 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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SOCS 185 The Games Children Play (graded) In the article, “Games Children Play: An Exercise Illustrating Agents of Socialization” (Teaching Sociology, 26, April, 1998: 130-139).


DavitaSilfenGlasberg, Florence Maatita, Barbara Nangle, and Tracy Schauer pointed out that most introductory sociology textbooks identify the main socialization agents as family, peers, schools, media, work, and religion. “…what is far less often acknowledged is the contribution that children’s toys and games play in representing and reinforcing dominant conceptions of ‘appropriate’ social identities found in social discourse and in institutional arrangements.” Toys and games can allow us to experience the subtleties of race, class, gender, and political socialization that are embedded in play. Sometimes players may challenge and subvert these images and messages at the delight or disgust of other players. What toys did you have as a child that you think of as agents of socialization? How did you use toys to understand relationships or prepare for new ones? ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 3 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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SOCS 185 Week 2 The Changing Meaning of Symbols (graded) Symbols can have more than one meaning. 1. 1. The battle flag of the Confederate States of America is viewed by some as the rebel flag and is a symbol for individualism against authority. To others, it is a powerful symbol of repression, hate, and slavery.


2. 2. Someone wearing the hat or jersey of their favorite team might be perceived as a gang member (friend or foe) because of the symbolic meaning of the colors to another group. 3. 3. What examples can you think of where symbols can have more than one meaning? SOCS 185 Week 3 The Milgram Experiments (graded) The Milgram experiments on obedience to authority, discussed in chapter five were conducted with groups of subjects who had not met before the experimental session. Here is a brief video from the original experiment: Milgram Experiment. Do you think that groups of people who already knew each other would demonstrate more or less conformity if placed in these experimental situations? What if the teachers were men and the learners were women? Would teenagers conform the same as adults? Sexuality and Social Inequality (graded) How could sexuality play a part in social inequality? Watch the following video: Girl’s Self-Esteem. Does society hold women to a different set of expectations than they do for men? ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 3 You Decide

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You are a student employee who overhears conversations among your coworkers. While on break, two of your male coworkers usually go off by themselves and smoke a cigarette. These recently hired coworkers are in their first semester and have just graduated from high school. Sometimes you overhear bits and pieces of their conversations. You are concerned that they regularly have conversations that are inappropriate for the workplace. You have overheard these coworkers making crude sexual references about other employees, telling sexist jokes, and sharing images and graphics of a sexist nature on their cell phones. You seek advice on how to handle the situation from others at your workplace. KEY PLAYERS .equella.ecollege.com/file/f0f437bb-eb7c-4fdc-8bf78a85fa477144/6/femaleBusinesswoman1.jpg” alt=””>You need to decide if you want to file a formal complaint. If you do, the matter will be investigated. If what you say can be substantiated then the young men will be reprimanded. That usually results in their employment being terminated and their student loans/financial aid may be in put in jeopardy. Shirley Wright Manager of Student Employees .equella.ecollege.com/file/f0f437bb-eb7c-4fdc-8bf78a85fa477144/6/Businessman15.PNG” alt=””>I don’t care what your boss says; this is inappropriate behavior for the workplace, even if they are on break. They should learn to stop this kind of behavior before they graduate. It’s the sort of thing that could get you fired in the real world. If I were you, I would, informally, have a word with them and tell them that I was offended. Once they have been informed that they offended someone, they may decide to change their behavior on their own. Ron DesVue 30-year-old veteran, student and classmate .equella.ecollege.com/file/f0f437bb-eb7c-4fdc-8bf78a85fa477144/6/Businessman10.png” alt=””>Hey, you got a smart phone, don’t you? First thing I’d do is record their conversation on


my phone. Don’t let them know you’re recording it. The next time they have one of those conversations tell them that you find it offensive and ask them to stop it. If they refuse or give you a hard time, tell them that you have a recording of their sexist comments and you’ll take it to the boss. They don’t need to know how the boss feels; the threat should be good enough to get them to stop, at least when you are around. Hugh Jim Bissell Close friend since high school and current classmate .equella.ecollege.com/file/f0f437bb-eb7c-4fdc-8bf78a85fa477144/6/femaleBusinesswoman2.jpg” alt=””>Let’s not turn this into a federal case. I’d say as long as they’re having these conversations in private, among themselves then it’s not any of your business. After all,boys will be boys. These are young, single men, and this is a way that they bond, work out frustrations, and blow off steam. Look, it’s not like they’re making racist remarks. In that case, I definitely go straight to the boss, even higher up the chain of command, if I needed to. After all, who hasn’t told a dirty joke now and then? As long as they keep it on the down low, it’s no big deal. Frieda Choose Close friend and classmate ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 4 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Social Mobility (graded) Has your family experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations? How do you think your values and behavior might differ had you experienced the opposite pattern of mobility? How might it have been different had your family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?

devry socs185 dq 2 One of the more interesting topics of study is the area of deviance and social control. Choose a form of deviance with which you are familiar (not necessarily something you’ve done, but something someone you know did) and discuss why society views that behavior as deviant and whether perceptions of that behavior have changed over time. Explain which theory of deviance you think works best for understanding the deviant behavior you’ve chosen to discuss.

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SOCS 185 Week 5 Assignment Socioautobiography Assignment

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Socioautobiography Assignment Your socioautobiography assignment is due this week. The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to apply the sociological imagination to your everyday life: to make connections between your everyday life and the broad sociocultural structures within which you live. In this assignment, you will reference appropriate Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) that relate to your socioautobiography. You can find the TCOs in this course listed in the Syllabus and in the weekly objectives. This assignment can be related to any and all of the TCOs. The Socioautobiography is a reflective paper that allows you the opportunity to explore the interconnections between biography (a slice of your life), the social structure, and culture. In preparation for this paper, please read Socioautobiography Guidelines posted in Doc Sharing for detailed assignment instructions and grading rubric. Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-98554bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions. See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information. ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 5 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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SOCS 185 Week 5 Definitions of Race and Ethnicity (graded)

What is meant by the social construction of race? Take a look at the this video link:.youtube.com/watch?v=EivX77ORIIs”>Kiri Davis: A Girl Like Me. Is your race more a matter of how you view yourself or of how others view you? In what ways is how you view yourself influenced by our society and culture?

Man’s Work Versus Woman’s Work (graded)

How are household chores (cooking, cleaning, laundry, child care, auto maintenance, yard work, home repair, etc.) divided up along


gender lines in your current residence? How were chores divided up in the home where you grew up? Is the time spent each week on the total about evenly divided or skewed one way or the other? ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2

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Week 6

We Are Family. Get Online And Post With Me... (graded)

Sociologists stress that family life is not just a reflection of individual decisions but also the social structure of the broader society. Using concepts from this week’s reading to support your points, discuss how society shapes family life.


What is Religion? (graded)

How would you define a religion? What characteristics must a belief system have in order for it to be considered a religion? If a belief system did not include faith, a God, heaven, or hell, would it still be a religion? How much of a belief system do you have to believe in order to be considered a member of a religion, 100%, 90%, less? ============================================

SOCS 185 Week 7 DQ 1

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Think Globally, Act Locally (graded)

What steps do you or your families take to lessen your impact on the environment? What items do you reduce your usage of, recycle back into other products, or reuse for another purpose?

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