Review Questions for SOCI 201
At this point, I assume that most of you have completed all of the readings for the final
examination, and are simply reviewing your notes and questioning yourselves. Here are a
few questions to consider. I am not going to pr
Sociology 201 Final Exam Review
75-80 mc and t/f questions total
2 hours to complete
Religion, crime, urbanization/population, environmental issues, and politics and social
According to our lecture on crime and deviance, it is cle
September 30, 2014
Chapter 3: Mass media: living in the Electronic Age
(REVIEW) Postmodernism vs Poststructuralist
o Postmodernism: time period starting from post-world war 2 and the circumstances that
create this environment (shift fr
A Definition of Socialization
From William Sewell: Socialization is the
process by which individuals selectively
acquire skills, knowledge, attitudes, values
and motives current in the groups of which
they are or will become members.
Methods of Social Research
Everyday Resources for Acquiring
How do we know something?
Myths and Urban Legends
Flaws in Everyday Knowledge:
Three contributions to Bias:
The Greying of Canada
The proportion of Canadians over age 65 is
Two factors account for this increase:
A relative decrease in the young due to low
An increase in longevity
Growing Old: Biological Issues
The Sociology of Everyday Life
Our Selves in Social Interaction
Refers to position in social hierarchy.
Is a relational term.
Refers to the behavioural expectations of a status.
One holds a status and performs a role.
Role and status
The problem: What is society? What is
Macro vs Micro
Qualitative vs Quantitative
Sociologys Founders I:
Marxs critique of capitalism
Counters basic human need
Crime and Deviance
Crime and Deviance are related, but not equivalent,
- Deviance is the violation of norms, which are
socially-shared standards of conduct.
- Crime is the violation of criminal codes.
- Not all crime is deviant; not
Interpersonal Attraction and
Liking, Loving, Leaving and
Hating: Backmans Model of
Stage 1: From no contact to unilateral
The key importance of propinquity
The Sociology of Health, Illness
Topics in Medical Sociology:
Public health efforts and other policy issues
Formal organizational aspects of healthcare
Social and cultural influences on health and illness
The socialization of car
Political Sociology is the Study of
the Social Organization of Power.
Power is the ability to impose ones will on others.
Group Power (Webers term) is a groups ability
to do so and constitutes most political power.
Power is legitima
How is Society Organized?
All sociologists would agree that society is not a
monolithic arrangement- it has parts.
Society can be divided among:
Various groups and networks
The Sociology of Religion
The Social Functions of Religion
Religion articulates a cultures beliefs and
conception of the beyond.
Durkheim saw religion as worship of
society, not as worship of a deity:
rites are a means through which a group
Race and Ethnicity
- Problems with "race"
<Focuses on cosmetic features: Phenotype vs
<Categories are metaphorical, arbitrary and
inconsistent (especially regarding white and black)
<There is more variation within some races
Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Sex versus Gender
Sex and Gender are not equivalent.
P Sex entails biological characteristics
P Gender entails behaviours which may or may
not be biologically-based, eg:
Boys and girls play styles
Boys and girls intellectual spec
The Sociology of the Family
What is a Family?
An institution for breeding and raising kids?
Any group of persons with ties of kinship, ie,
blood or marriage?
Any household comprising interdependent
Any group or couple in which members provi
Groups and Organizations
Types of Social Groups
Group Dynamics are Various concepts that define grouplevel interaction
- Conformity and Deference to Authority
- Group Size
Department of Sociology
1. True or False? The theory of primordialism in your text is the same as the biological
theory of racial crime by van den Berghe that we discussed in class.
Lecture 6 September 23, 2014
D) Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
o Understand or describe the quality of a phenomenon
o Frequently uses inductive reasoning
Take a very neutral approach and ask about your happiness etc.
September 9, 2014
Sociology Lecture 1
Chapter 1: Looking and Acting Through the lens of Sociology.
Bring id to exam*
Exams are from info from the slides
Overview (topics to be covered)
o What is sociology?
ID No. 10025248
Gendering of Cosmetics
The gendering of products is based on a principle that dividing consumers up into groups is
better for business otherwise known as market segmentation. This is done by associating certain
Deviance and Crime
- Reiman and Leighton r2]
(2013) argue that crime is '\.
best understood as a ' ta};
"mmival mirror". This is , t
because the reality of crime ( mch
differs greatly from how it is mso~
resented in the media.
Politics and Social Movements
A Dark Discipline
- With considerable attention paid to social
inequality. crime, and conict, it may be
tempting to consider sociology a dark
- The chapter on politics and social
Got Exam Superstitions?
- Albas and Albas at the University of Manitoba
examined superstitions held by students. They
found some students dressed quite carefully, used
particular pens or even ate specic breakfasts before
(How to do Sociology)
0 Active participation with this material will
enable students to:
1. identify how we learn about our social world.
2. identify and apply four requisites for establishing
0 Richard Dawkins is a well
known atheist. He argues
that atheists are
oppressed in many
societies because they are
forced to accept or endure
ideas they disagree with. a '-
0 How might this