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SOCL 100: INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY Dr. Musalia REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM 2 1. The exam will have not more than (50) questions comprised of a combination of multiple choice and True/False type questions. 2. The exam will consist of questions drawn from assigned readings. 3. 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 or lectures. 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: Groups and Organizations (Shepard, ch.6); Different types of groups –categories, aggregates, groups, primary and secondary groups, reference groups; In-groups vs. out-groups; Dyads, triads and social networks, how important are social networks? Know what groupthink is and its manifestation; Be familiar with the Stanley Milgram and Asch experiments; Types of organizations including an understanding of bureaucracy; Gender, racial, ethnic and class issues in organizations. Deviance and Social Control (Shepard, ch.7); Read on nature of deviance, conditions that affect the definition of deviance, forms of social control, sociological critiques of biological and psychological explanations of deviance. Be familiar with the various sociological theories of deviance (Functionalism, conflict and symbolic interactionism), juvenile crime, know the various approaches to crime control. Social stratification (Shepard, ch.8); Difference between social stratification and social class; Be familiar with the works of Karl Marx and Max Weber; theories of stratification – functionalism, Conflict, symbolic interactionist; Class system- different classes, caste system; Poverty in the U.S. (including absolute, relative poverty and feminization of poverty); Combating poverty; Types of social mobility. Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity (Shepard ch.9). Define minority. What is the significance of race and ethnicity? Be familiar with patterns of racial and ethnic relations. Read about the nature of prejudice and discrimination. What are the various theories of prejudice and discrimination? Know what institutional discrimination is. Inequalities of Gender (Shepard ch.10). Understand both biological and cultural antecedents of gender. Make sure you are familiar with the various theoretical perspectives on gender (functionalism, conflict, symbolic interaction). Be familiar with sex stereotypes and gender roles and what kinds of conflicts and strain are associated with the various gender roles. Be familiar with the various issues of gender inequality (women as a minority groups, occupational and economic
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course SMTHG IDK taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Western Kentucky University.

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