SOC287_STUDY GUIDE_EXAM 1 - SOC 287 Sociology of Sexuality Study Guide for Exam 1 The exam consists of 50 multiple choice and True\/False questions

SOC287_STUDY GUIDE_EXAM 1 - SOC 287 Sociology of Sexuality...

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SOC 287: Sociology of Sexuality Study Guide for Exam 1 The exam consists of 50 multiple choice and True/False questions. Expect questions from all of the readings, lectures and films. You will need to bring a scantron form and a pencil. DISCLAIMER: This study guide is not intended to be an exhaustive list of items to review. Instead it highlights three themes that should help you think about the course material and identify important connections among the texts, lectures and films. If something is not mentioned here but was covered in class, it is your responsibility to know it. This is ONLY a guide. Nothing more. Theme 1. Tensions and Debates Whether it was via readings, lectures or films (or a combination thereof) you were exposed to some of the key tensions or debates within sexuality research. While these may be framed as 1)Essentialism v. Social Constructionism 2)Medicalization v. Social Construction, or 3)Biology v. Environment, each side in these debates makes particular assumptions about sexuality and sexual behavior. What does each side in these debates say about sexuality, sexual behavior and their origins? Can these approaches work together? How do the films and texts engage with or add to these debates? oThink about what particular film(s) addressed what debate Theme 2. Sex Researchers and their contributions You should know who the key researchers in the field of sex research are and what they contributed to the discipline. What perspective are they working from? What are their major contributions and accomplishments? (i.e., major findings and theories) Who are they and their research in dialogue with? What are the primary criticisms of their work? Study Tip #1: My advice is to construct a table like the one below and fill in the cells: Author 1 Author 2 Author 3 ...........You get the point... add as many cells as you have authors What did they set out to do in their research? (what were their goals?)

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