FALL 2015 STUDY GUIDE – MID-TERM SOC 110There will be 100 multiple choice questions on the test. No numbers. 1)Know the definition of Sociology and reasons why we study it.2)What historical events led to the study of social behavior and social ideas?3)Do sociologists focus more at individual problems or social structures?4)Who was C. Wright Mills? What is the definition of his concept of sociological imagination?5)Famous sociology people: Who were Auguste Comte, Jane Adams, W.E.B. Du Bois, Merton, Max Weber, Ann Swidler, Jean Piaget, Carol Gilligan, Judy Root Aulette, Holland and Eisenhart, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis? What concepts are they famous for? What do critics say about them?6)What are the differences / connections between personal troubles and public issues?7)Durkheim – what did he study – why was he important? Why do some critics discount him?8)Definition of postmodern theory – in text, not discussed in class. How does postmodern theory apply to social issues? Read about the postmodern theory approach in each chapter.