Lecture 13 & 14 - 1 Current and future Sociology...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Current and future Sociology Majors Check out the SOCIOLOGY CAREER PANEL This Thursday! 4pm 8417 Social Sciences - Unsure what to do with your degree? - Marketing your skills to employers - Applying to grad school and volunteer organizations Come meet a group of successful alumni and career counselors . Ask questions. Get tips. Plus, free food and drink! Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lectures 13 & 14: Marriage and Cohabitation Prof. Elwert 2 First Midterm Pointers • Structure of the exam • ~1/2 multiple choice questions • ~1/4 fill-in-the-blank questions • ~1/4 short essays (2) explaining some fact, trend, or mechanism • To prepare, focus on the material presented in lecture (up to and including Lecture 12 only), then look closely at the required readings singled out in lecture • Know all major demographic trends discussed in lecture (e.g. age at marriage, marriage probability, divorce rate, total fertility, intermarriage, etc.) • Focus on the shape of the trend over time, know the most important turning points, know current levels and levels at important junctures pointed out in lecture. • Focus on African Americans, whites, Na First Midterm Pointers • Know family history – The role of Christianity in the formation of the modern family. – Understand what’s special about the American family of the 1950s and know how it compares to family life before and after (know numbers!) – History of sexual orientation • Know all major concepts (some of which aren’t in the textbook), including (but not limited to): strategies of heirship, coverture, separation of spheres, doing gender, sexual identity, socialization, biosocial perspective on gender and sexual orientation, anti- miscegenation, homogamy • Understand complicated arguments, e.g., how do we know that: – Sexual orientation has a strong genetic component? – Teenage birth may have no causal effect on later earnings of teen mothers? 3 Review – Sex and marriage in history – Courting, Dating, Hooking Up – Teen births, nonmarital births – Does teenage motherhood cause economic disadvantage?...
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