Socl 100: Introductory
REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM 1
The exam will have not more than (50) questions comprised of a combination of multiple
choice and True/False type questions.
The exam will consist of questions drawn from the textbook.
There are basically three types of questions. The questions will test your knowledge skills,
definitional skills, and conceptual skills. The definition questions require simple recall of the
definition of a term used in the readings. The knowledge questions are factual items that test
your knowledge of the readings or lecture material. The conceptual questions test your ability
to apply information learned from the readings/lecture.
Some important terms and concepts
You want to ensure that you familiarize yourself with all the key concepts in the book. In
your review, put emphasis (but DO NOT limit yourselves) to the following:
The Sociological perspective (Shepard Ch. 1):
Why study sociology?
What is the
contribution of sociology to public and policy debates? Origins of sociology
(Familiarize yourself with the main pioneers of sociology such as Auguste Comte ,
Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Max Weber, Harriet Martineau, Herbert
Spencer, W.E.B. Du Bois and their contributions to the study of sociology); Relation
of sociology and the other social sciences; Subject matter of sociology; Social
structure; sociological imagination; microsociology, macrosociology; Different
theoretical perspectives including structural functionalism, social conflict, and
symbolic interactionism and all other related terms and concepts. Read on how these
theoretical perspectives are applied to the study of sports.
Research methodology (Shepard ch.2): Distinguish between non-scientific sources of
knowledge and science as a source of knowledge; different types of methods i.e.
survey, experiment, secondary analysis (precollected data), field methods (case study,
participant observation) different types of variables (Independent, dependent,
intervening); Make sure you understand what
causation is and the criteria used to
establish causation; Ethnomethodology; Ethics in social research; Validity, reliability,
replication. A model for doing research.
Culture and all related issues (Shepard ch.3):
Read on the dimensions of culture
(Normative- norms, mores, folkways, taboo, laws, sanctions, values; Material
dimesion- material culture; Cognitive(Nonmaterial) dimension – cognition, beliefs;
distinguish between ideal and real culture); Understand the role of language including
the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; cultural diversity (Subculture, multiculturalism,
counterculture, ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, cultural universals, cultural
Socialization (Shepard ch.4): What is socialization? The importance of socialization;