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Urban Sociology 1st Exam - Soc 4226 Urban Sociology...

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Soc 4226 Urban Sociology Study Guide 1 Kleniewski, Chaps 1, 2, 16 & additional readings Fall 2011 The exam is based on material from this study guide, which draws on class material, textbook chapters, other course readings, and notes from ULearn. Introduction (based on class discussion and material from first few days of class). 1a. What does the term “urban” mean? 1b. What do the following related words mean? urbanite urbanization urbane urbanism 2a. If the people living in an unincorporated community wanted to turn their community into an incorporated city, what political (government) authority would they have to obtain approval from (in other words, in the U.S. what unit of government has the authority to declare a place a city)? 2b. What is a city charter ? Why is it important what‟s in a city charter ? 2c. What are some of the services that Georgia cities may provide? How many services is a Georgia city required to provide? 2d. With regard to cities, what do the following terms refer to or mean? annexation privatization 3. What population (demographic) characteristics did Louis Wirth emphasize in his sociological definition of a city? 4. What are the common or typical land uses and physical characteristics of cities?
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5a. Understand and be able to distinguish the different ideas and beliefs about cities contained in the 8 “images or myths of the city” we discussed. 5b. What characteristics of cities did Thomas Jefferson and Robert Park attribute to them? 6a. Based on our class discussion, know the difference between a city and a metropolitan area . 6b. How does the Atlanta metropolitan area differ from the city of Atlanta in population size and land area? 6c. How many counties does the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) include in its metropolitan Atlanta planning area? 7a. How is the U.S. Census Bureau‟s concept of “ Urbanized Area ” differ ent from a city and from a metropolitan area ? Is it larger or smaller than the Census definition of metropolitan areas? 8. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, what determines whether or not an “outlying county” is included within the boundaries of a metropolitan area, or is added to an existing metropolitan area? 9a. How many counties were included in the Census Bureau‟s Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in 2000? 9b. How many counties are in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta MSA ” (its post -2000 label)?
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10a. What does the term “megalopolis” refer to? What would be an example? 10b. What did we learn about them why are these very large urban regions significant?
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