Study Guide #1

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Florida State University Sociology Department SYG 2010 Social Problems Dr. Gloria T. Lessan Fall 2007 Study Guide Questions #1 CAVEAT: The following questions are a guideline for studying the assigned material and lecture notes in preparation for the first midterm exam. These questions are not a contract that defines the test. Class Outcomes and Goals Discuss several definitions of social problems and their assumptions Q 1, 2, 3, 4, 35 Distinguish among the sociological perspectives in terms of main arguments, strengths, and weaknesses to explain social problems Q 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 35 Identify several research techniques in terms of their rationale and advantages and disadvantages to analyze social problems Q 5, 14, 15, 35 Discuss the extent of the health care problem in the United States Q 16, 17, 18, 19, 35 Identify the connection between the drugs and health care problems Q 31, 35 Identify, compare and contrast the different theoretical views on health care problems Q 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 Enumerate the problems of measuring the extent and gravity of mental illness Q 25, 27, 28, 31, 32 Identify the different theoretical views on mental health care problems Q 25, 28, 30, 31 Compare and contrast the different theoretical views on mental health care problems in terms of what they explain and fail to explain about mental illness Q 28, 29 Relate the problems of drug abuse and alcoholism with mental health care Q 33, 36 1. What is a social problem? Describe the key components of definitions presented in lectures and readings. 2. Explain the meaning of the statement “social problems are socially constructed.” Is there a weakness in this approach to social problems? Elaborate.
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3. From your reading of Chapter 1 and the articles on Crossroads, offer examples of how media organizations define the news we hear, our culture, and views about
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course SYG 2010 taught by Professor Schwabe during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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