Unformatted text preview: EXAM 1 REVIEW SHEET SO101: Introduction to Sociology General Instructions You will complete your test in a blue book that I provide. You may study with others from this class, but you may not divide up the terms and essays between study- group members then share answers. Instead, I encourage you to use your study sessions to discuss possible ways to answer the questions. Definition of Terms and Concepts (40 points total, 10 points per question) Five (5) conceptual terms will appear on the exam. You will need to define four (4) of them and give an example for each. Complete answers will have (a) a complete definition of the concept (5 points), and (b) a strong example or supporting details of the concept (5 points). Week 1 Terms: Ethnocentrism Conflict Perspective Folkway Dysfunction Law Feminist View Mores Functionalist Perspective Nonmaterial Culture Globalization Norm Interactionist Perspective Sanction Latent Function Subculture Manifest Function Social Inequality Week 4: Sociological Imagination Generalized Other Sociology Impression Management Resocialization Week 2: Role Taking Code of Ethics Socialization Empirical Evidence Symbol Hawthorne Effect Total Institution Mindful Skepticism Perpetual Inquiry Week 5: Qualitative Research Achieved Status Quantitative Research Alienation Scientific Method Ascribed Status Systematic Research Institution Master Status Week 3: McDonaldization Cultural Exploitation Role Cultural Relativism Social Structure Culture Status Diffusion Stigmitization Dominant Ideology Essay Questions (60 points total, 30 points per question) Three (3) of the following questions will appear on the exam. You will have to choose two (2) of them to answer. Complete answers need to cite each of the readings from the week in question. In addition, complete answers need to include (a) the names of the concepts being discussed, (b) a definition of those concepts, and (c) an example of those concepts. For each essay question, the grading rubric is as follows: 27- 30 points: Exceeds all expectations with exceptional quality and correctly incorporates at least 8 relevant concepts. 24- 26 points: Exceeds most expectations with good quality and correctly incorporates 6- 7 relevant concepts. 21- 23 points: Meets most expectations, quality is satisfactory, and correctly incorporates 4- 5 relevant concepts. 18- 20 points: Fails to meet all expectations, and/or the quality is less than satisfactory, and/or it correctly incorporates 2- 3 relevant concepts. 1 to 17 points: Only meets some of the required elements, quality is poor, and/or it correctly incorporates only 1 relevant concept. 0 points: Does not meet any requirements and/or quality is poor. 1. Week 1:
Understanding Sociology Lucy graduated from college and began looking for work. However, she was still unemployed eighteen months after completing her degree. Using your Sociological Imagination, and your knowledge of “An Intersection of Biography and History,” what might you examine to understand Lucy’s unemployment? How might a conflict theorist explain her unemployment, and how might a functionalist explain her unemployment? Be sure to define and describe the conflict and functionalist perspectives. 2. Week 2: Sociological Research Imagine that you were tasked with redoing Mitchell Duneier’s research of sidewalk vendors in New York City. This time, however, you are asked to use survey research. Using the scientific method and your knowledge from “Finding Out How the Social World Works,” create a research proposal for your project. Be sure to define the steps of scientific method and how you would employ them. 3. Week 3: Culture Using the concepts of norms, folkways, and mores, compare and contrast the “culture of fear,” the new tattoo subculture, the stereotypes of Asian Americans in American culture, and native Hawaiian culture. Be sure to define norms, folkways, and mores in your answer. 4. Week 4: Socialization Using Cooley’s looking- glass self, Mead’s theory of the self, and Goffman’s dramaturgical approach, describe how someone might be put into boot camp to be resocialized to perform a different gender other than the gender they have been socialized to perform. Be sure to define the steps of each process being described, and draw examples from each of the readings on socialization. 5. Week 5: Social Interaction, Groups, and Social Structure Using the four interrelated components of social structures as discussed in class, describe the similarities and differences between elementary school cliques and gangs. Be sure to define the four components of social structure. ...
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