SOCS 185 Entire Course

SOCS 185 Entire Course


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Developing a Sociological Imagination (graded)


Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective “the sociological imagination” and he saw it transforming personal troubles into public issues. Let’s begin our discussion this week by considering homelessness. Why are a high percentage of the homeless veterans? What situations might be a cause in someone being homeless? Use the sociological imagination to explain your observations, and how the sociological imagination helps us consider the causes and possible solutions to homelessness..



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Stanford Prison Experiment (graded)



In 1971, Philip Zimbardo’s experiment demonstrated the power of the situation and the interaction between social interaction and social structure. There are many videos of the experiment, search two or three videos on internet to see different perspectives about this experiment. After viewing the videos, if you had been a guard, do you think you would have been more likely to go along with the other guards or would you have resisted or spoken up about treating the prisoners the way you would have wanted to be treated if the roles had been reversed??


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The Changing Meaning of Symbols (graded)



Symbols can have more than one meaning.

  1. 1. The battle flag of the Confederate States of America is viewed by some as the rebel flag and is a symbol for individualism against authority. To others, it is a powerful symbol of repression, hate, and slavery.
  2. 2. Someone wearing the hat or jersey of their favorite team might be perceived as a gang member (friend or foe) because of the symbolic meaning of the colors to another group.
  3. 3. What examples can you think of where symbols can have more than one meaning?



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The Games Children Play... (graded)



In the article, “Games Children Play: An Exercise Illustrating Agents of Socialization” (Teaching Sociology, 26, April, 1998: 130-139). Davita Silfen Glasberg, Florence Maatita, Barbara Nangle, and Tracy Schauer pointed out that most introductory sociology textbooks identify the main socialization agents as family, peers, schools, media, work, and religion. “…what is far less often acknowledged is the contribution that children’s toys and games play in representing and reinforcing dominant conceptions of ‘appropriate’ social identities found in social discourse and in institutional arrangements.” Toys and games can allow us to experience the subtleties of race, class, gender, and political socialization that are embedded in play. Sometimes players may challenge and subvert these images and messages at the delight or disgust of other players.

What toys did you have as a child that you think of as agents of socialization? How did you use toys to understand relationships or prepare for new ones?



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The Milgram Experiments (graded)



The Milgram experiments on obedience to authority, discussed in chapter five were conducted with groups of subjects who had not met before the experimental session. Here is a brief video from the original experiment: Milgram Experiment. Do you think that groups of people who already knew each other would demonstrate more or less conformity if placed in these experimental situations? What if the teachers were men and the learners were women? Would teenagers conform the same as adults?



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Sexuality and Social Inequality (graded)



How could sexuality play a part in social inequality? Watch the following video: Girl’s Self-Esteem. Does society hold women to a different set of expectations than they do for men?



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Social Mobility (graded)



Has your family experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations? How do you think your values and behavior might differ had you experienced the opposite pattern of mobility? How might it have been different had your family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?



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Perceptions of Deviance (graded)



One of the more interesting topics of study is the area of deviance and social control. Choose a form of deviance with which you are familiar (not necessarily something you’ve done, but something someone you know did) and discuss why society views that behavior as deviant and whether perceptions of that behavior have changed over time. Explain which theory of deviance you think works best for understanding the deviant behavior you’ve chosen to discuss.



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Definitions of Race and Ethnicity (graded)



What is meant by the social construction of race? Take a look at the this video”> Kiri Davis: A Girl Like Me. Is your race more a matter of how you view yourself or of how others view you? In what ways is how you view yourself influenced by our society and culture?




Man’s Work Versus Woman’s Work (graded)



How are household chores (cooking, cleaning, laundry, child care, auto maintenance, yard work, home repair, etc.) divided up along gender lines in your current residence? How were chores divided up in the home where you grew up? Is the time spent each week on the total about evenly divided or skewed one way or the other?



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We Are Family. Get Online And Post With Me... (graded)



Sociologists stress that family life is not just a reflection of individual decisions but also the social structure of the broader society. Using concepts from this week’s reading to support your points, discuss how society shapes family life.



What is Religion? (graded)



How would you define a religion? What characteristics must a belief system have in order for it to be considered a religion? If a belief system did not include faith, a God, heaven, or hell, would it still be a religion? How much of a belief system do you have to believe in order to be considered a member of a religion, 100%, 90%, less?



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Think Globally, Act Locally (graded)



What steps do you or your families take to lessen your impact on the environment? What items do you reduce your usage of, recycle back into other products, or reuse for another purpose?




Coming Back To Research (graded)



Research is fundamental in the social sciences. A common data collection method is the survey. Let’s look at the survey as a social scientist.

Navigate to the DeVry portal”>( At the student portal, enter your DSI# and the password used to log in to the student portal and navigate to the End of Course Evaluations and Student Satisfaction Survey directly from the home page. Locate the Quick Links section on the left side of the home page, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the link for Surveys.

Now, let’s discuss the merits and flaws of this survey instrument. Which questions would you add? Which would you delete? What questions would you change? What questions would you keep the same?



DeVry SOCS185 Course Assignmennts



Sociological Imagination Assignment



Our decisions do not simply result from what philosophers call “free will.” Sociology teaches us that the social world guides our life choices in much the same way that the physical world guides influence our choice of clothing or the type of food we feel like eating. C. Wright Mills pointed to the power of what he called the sociological imagination to help us understand everyday events. As he saw it, society—not people’s personal failings—is the main cause of poverty and other social problems.

For this assignment explain how a personal problem can be caused by a larger social issue. It can be a problem that you, a friend or family member, or someone you have read about has experienced. Describe the situation, putting both the personal problem and the larger social issue in boldface, then explain the relationship in terms of cause and effect. Limit your response to a single double spaced page.

Category Points % Description
Understanding 10 25% Correctly identifying a personal problem and larger social issue
Analysis 20 50% Explaining the cause and effect relationship using proper terminology
Execution 10 25% Proper spelling, grammar, format and use of boldface
Total 40 100%

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these”>step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.


  • Introduce yourself to your instructor and to the rest of the class (not graded, but required)
  • Developing a Sociological Imagination (graded)
  • Stanford Prison Experiment (graded)
  • Q & A Forum for your questions and comments (not graded)

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Your Assignment


You are a student employee who overhears conversations among your coworkers. While on break, two of your male coworkers usually go off by themselves and smoke a cigarette. These recently hired coworkers are in their first semester and have just graduated from high school. Sometimes you overhear bits and pieces of their conversations. You are concerned that they regularly have conversations that are inappropriate for the workplace. You have overheard these coworkers making crude sexual references about other employees, telling sexist jokes, and sharing images and graphics of a sexist nature on their cell phones. You seek advice on how to handle the situation from others at your workplace.


KEY PLAYERS” alt=””>You need to decide if you want to file a formal complaint. If you do, the matter will be investigated. If what you say can be substantiated then the young men will be reprimanded. That usually results in their employment being terminated and their student loans/financial aid may be in put in jeopardy.
Shirley Wright
Manager of Student Employees” alt=””>I don’t care what your boss says; this is inappropriate behavior for the workplace, even if they are on break. They should learn to stop this kind of behavior before they graduate. It’s the sort of thing that could get you fired in the real world. If I were you, I would, informally, have a word with them and tell them that I was offended. Once they have been informed that they offended someone, they may decide to change their behavior on their own.
Ron DesVue
30-year-old veteran, student and classmate” alt=””>Hey, you got a smart phone, don’t you? First thing I’d do is record their conversation on my phone. Don’t let them know you’re recording it. The next time they have one of those conversations tell them that you find it offensive and ask them to stop it. If they refuse or give you a hard time, tell them that you have a recording of their sexist comments and you’ll take it to the boss. They don’t need to know how the boss feels; the threat should be good enough to get them to stop, at least when you are around.
Hugh Jim Bissell
Close friend since high school and current classmate” alt=””>Let’s not turn this into a federal case. I’d say as long as they’re having these conversations in private, among themselves then it’s not any of your business. After all,boys will be boys. These are young, single men, and this is a way that they bond, work out frustrations, and blow off steam. Look, it’s not like they’re making racist remarks. In that case, I definitely go straight to the boss, even higher up the chain of command, if I needed to. After all, who hasn’t told a dirty joke now and then? As long as they keep it on the down low, it’s no big deal.
Frieda Choose
Close friend and classmate


Activity or Assignment


This assignment covers TCO 6 in terms of interaction among groups and TCO 4 in terms of the meaning of culture within society.

In a 500-word (minimum) essay, using the concepts that you learned from this week’s readings analyze the different ways that sexist behavior is handled in the formal and informal bureaucracy. The following questions should answered in the essay.

The following questions should be answered in the essay.

  • Does Shirley Wright’s comment make you more or less likely to file a formal complaint? Do you agree with the likely punishment? If not, what alternative punishment would you suggest?
  • Do you agree with Ron DesVue’s perspective where he says you should speak to the individuals? Why or why not?
  • Do you agree or disagree with Hugh Jim Bissell on using your smart phone to make a recording? Why or why not?
  • Should you take Frieda Choose’s advice that “boys will be boys,” and that there is a general expectation that men will occasionally behave badly, and so long as the behavior is kept between privately, it should be ignored? Why do you think she distinguishes between sexist remarks and racist remarks? Explain your answer.
  • Is there a problem with the organization in the scenario above? If so, what should be done to provide a long-term solution to the problem

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Socioautobiography Assignment


Your socioautobiography assignment is due this week. The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to apply the sociological imagination to your everyday life: to make connections between your everyday life and the broad sociocultural structures within which you live. In this assignment, you will reference appropriate Terminal Course Objectives (TCOs) that relate to your socioautobiography. You can find the TCOs in this course listed in the Syllabus and in the weekly objectives. This assignment can be related to any and all of the TCOs.

The Socioautobiography is a reflective paper that allows you the opportunity to explore the interconnections between biography (a slice of your life), the social structure, and culture. In preparation for this paper, please read Socioautobiography Guidelines posted in Doc Sharing for detailed assignment instructions and grading rubric.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these”>step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.


Question 1. Question :

(TCO 1) The systematic study of human society is known as _____.





social psychology


Question 2. Question :

(TCO 1) The study of the larger world and our society’s place in it is known as _____.

a social science perspective

a scientific perspective

a social psychological perspective

a sociological perspective

a global perspective


Question 3. Question :

(TCO 1) When Peter Berger characterized the sociological perspective as “seeing the general in the particular,” he meant that sociology allows us to _____.

recognize that society has the same effect on all categories of people

see that people in general are rather particular about their behaviors

make generalizations about individuals’ particular habits

see McArthur in his Jeep, Patton in his tank, or Bradley in his personnel carrier

look for general patterns in the behavior of particular people


Question 4. Question :

(TCO 3) Of the major theoretical theories in sociology, which one views society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change?

Social-solidarity paradigm

Social-conflict theory

Symbolic-interaction paradigm

Structural-functional paradigm

Symbolic-conflict paradigm


Question 5. Question :

(TCO 3) Functions of institutions that are open, stated, and conscious functions; that involve the intended, recognized consequences of any social pattern are known as _____.







Question 6. Question :

(TCO 2) Which is the term for a concept that has a value that changes from case to case?







Question 7. Question :

(TCO 2) Independent variable is to dependent variable as _____.

blood is to water

effect is to cause

cause is to effect

variable is to constant

logic is to intuition


Question 8. Question :


(TCO 2) A relationship in which two (or more) variables change together is called _____.

a correlation

a variation

measurement congruence

a replication

an event horizon


Question 9. Question :

(TCO 2) What research method was used in Philip Zimbardo’s study, the “Stanford County Prison”?

Captive participant observation

Ethnographic field observation

An experiment

Participant observation

The hellgrammite method


Question 10. Question :

(TCO 2) A criticism of the symbolic-interaction approach is that it

says little about how individuals actually experience society.

wanted to colorize Casablanca.

ignores the influence of factors such as culture, class, gender, and race.

focuses too much on class.

paints a very positive picture of society.

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(TCO 4) On the first day of basic training in the army, Pvt. N. Terprize has his civilian clothes replaced with army “greens,” has his hair shaved off, loses his privacy, and finds that he must use a communal bathroom and other people decide when he eats, sleeps, and what job he does. Erving Goffman would say that all these humiliating activities are part of _____.

a humiliation ceremony

impression management

the total institution


a deprivation ceremony


Question 2. Question :

(TCO 4) Other than perceiving the competing realities in a joke, what is sometimes involved in “getting” and enjoying a joke?

The joke must be universally funny.

The joke must be simple.

The audience must inferentially complete the joke in their minds.

The joke teller must explain the joke and provide more and more information until it is understood.

The listener must be able to tell a joke well in order to get a joke.



Question 3. Question :

(TCO 4) Which is the order of the stages of human development in Jean Piaget’s model?

Sensorimotor, preoperational, operational, and post operational

Preoperational, post operational, concrete operational, and formal operational

Sensorimotor, concrete operational, formal operational, and post operational

Formal operation, concrete operational, preoperational, and sensorimotor

Sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational



Question 4. Question :

(TCO 4) Erving Goffman makes so many explicit parallels to the theater that his view has been termed _____.



Stage Directions

Method Sociology

the Dramaturgical Approach



Question 5. Question :

(TCO 4) Shrimp merchant Sheldon Devane is the son of immigrants, and lives with his aunt and uncle while enrolled at a four-year university where he is studying to be a graphic artist. Which of the following is his achieved status?

Graphic artist



University student




Question 6. Question :

(TCO 3) Taxi cab driver Peacup Andropov maintains that human behavior results from learning and has no gentic component. His position is the fundamental opposite of _____.


  1. G. H. Mead


social paychologists

structural functionalists



Question 7. Question :

(TCO 3) Mashie Nibblet is a pro at a country club and loves to play golf, but hates to teach it to the country club members. Mashie is experiencing _____.

role conflict

role strain

role ambiguity

role exit

a handicap that, if not ironed out, would leave him feeling below par with a chip on his shoulder resulting in a stroke



Question 8. Question :

(TCO 3) Norms that are widely observed and have great moral significance are _____.








Question 9. Question :

(TCO 3) Standards by which members of a culture assess desirability, goodness, and beauty and that serve as broad guidelines for social living are referred to as _________, and ___________ are rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members.

values; norms

norms; values

values; symbols

language; norms

values; language



Question 10. Question :

(TCO 3) All of the following are theories of cultural, EXCEPT _____.


Social Conflict.






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CO 4) Statistician, Marge Innovera has been assigned a leadership role in her project management group. Given North American tradition, what type of leadership would she be expected to show?

Student Answer: Task group leadership

Secondary group leadership

Expressive leadership

Instrumental leadership

Autocratic leadership




Question 2. Question : (TCO 4) Which statement reflects Georg Simmel’s understanding of the dyad?

Student Answer: She was one of the greatest marathon swimmers of all time and is a fine sports commentator.

There usually is less intense interaction in a dyad.

Dyads have the least potential for meaningful social bonds.

One member can act as a mediator if relations become strained.

Dyads are less stable than groups with many members.




Question 3. Question : (TCO 4) Ross T. Farrian’s itinerary for the day is to first, go to school; second, visit a maximum-security prison with his criminology class; and third, to serve dinner at the community soup kitchen. Ross is visiting, in order, a _____, _____, and _____ organization.

Student Answer: normative, coercive, utilitarian

coercive, normative, utilitarian

utilitarian, coercive, normative

utilitarian, normative, coercive

normative, utilitarian, coercive




Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) _____ feel they are trapped in the wrong body.

Student Answer: Hermaphrodites








Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) Which statement is true concerning intersexual people?

Student Answer: They are sexually attracted to both sexes.

They are attracted to neither sex.

They have both female and male characteristics.

They have no gender.

They are in the middle of gender reassignment surgery.




Question 6. Question : (TCO 6) Pat Rearc argues that without norms controlling sexual behavior and thus giving the forces of sexual passion free reign, family life and the raising of children would be threatened. To which paradigm would Pat be aligned?

Student Answer: Structural Functional Theory

Symbolic Interaction Theory

Social Conflict Theory

Queer Theory

Exchange Theory




Question 7. Question : (TCO 6) Emile Durkheim proposed several functions of deviance. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

Student Answer: Deviance affirms cultural values and norms.

Deviance provides employment for a large segment of the work force.

Responding to deviance clarifies moral boundaries.

Deviance encourages social change.

Deviance promotes social unity.




Question 8. Question : (TCO 6) Travis Hirschi’s approach to deviance and control proposes that

Student Answer: Hirschi is a deviant spelling of Hershey.

deviance results from differential access to wealth.

deviance is a frustration of ambition.

individualism inhibits the deviance.

everyone finds at least some deviance tempting.




Question 9. Question : (TCO 6) There are four basic reasons to punish: moral vengeance, reforming the offender, discourage criminality, and render the offender incapable of further offenses. The terms for these are in order:

Student Answer: retribution, social protection, rehabilitation and deterrence.

deterrence, retribution, social protection, and rehabilitation.

social protection, deterrence, retribution, and rehabilitation

retribution, rehabilitation, deterrence, and social protection.

deterrence, social protection, retribution, and rehabilitation.




Question 10. Question : (TCO 3) In France during the Middle Ages, the third estate, second estate, and first estate refer respectively to

Student Answer: nobility, high clergy, and commoner.

high clergy, nobility, and commoner.

commoner, high clergy, and nobility.

commoner, nobility, and high clergy.

high clergy, commoner, and nobility


(TCO 3) Kuznet’s curve suggests that

Student Answer: it could be an effective pitch for the veteran who is starting to lose a little something on his fast ball.

industrial societies will, in the longer run, remain unchanged.

industrial societies tend to become less stratified than agrarian societies.

as human technological sophistication has increased, social stratification has decreased.

industrialization and social stratification are unrelated.




Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) _____ is the term for earnings from work or investments and _____ is the term for the total value of money and other assets, minus outstanding debts.

Student Answer: Income; personal property

Profit; income

Wealth; income

Income; wealth

Rent; net worth




Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) Which theory of poverty blames poverty on the shortcomings of the poor themselves?

Student Answer: Individual responsibility theory

Personal chioce theory

Social forces theory

Culture of poverty theory

Legacy or poverty theory




Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) Which of the following did Max Weber suggest were analytically distinct components of stratification?

Student Answer: Conformity, deviance, and social control

Power, prestige, and position

Class, caste, and age

Class, prestige, and esteem

Class, status, and power




Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) Accounts Payable Administrator Imelda Czechs works for a small international corporation. This category of work can be described as _____

Student Answer: blue-collar work.

white-collar work.

pink-collar work.

fur collar work.

no-collar work.




Question 6. Question : (TCO 4) Which type of slavery consists of employers holding workers by paying them too little to cover their debts?

Student Answer: Chattel slavery

Child slavery

Debt bondage

Debit slavery

Revolving credit slavery



Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) Which of the following gives the correct order of stages of modernization according to W. W. Rostow?

Student Answer: High mass consumption, traditional, drive to technological maturity, and take-off

Traditional, drive to technological maturity, take-off, and high mass consumption

High mass consumption, traditional, take-off, and drive to technological maturity

Traditional, take-off, drive to technological maturity, and high mass consumption

Take-off, drive to traditional maturity, technological, and consume mass quantities




Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Andre Gunder Frank states that poor nations

Student Answer: are responsible for their own poverty.

were “underdeveloped,” or made poor, by rich nations.

suffer from traditional culture.

need to gain more productive technology.

can be helped with the investment of multinational corporations.




Question 9. Question : (TCO 4) According to Immanuel Wallerstein’s view of the global economic system, which type of nation is relatively independent of outside control?

Student Answer: Core








Question 10. Question : (TCO 5) While modernization theory focuses on _____, dependency theory focuses on _____.

Student Answer: poor nations; rich nations

distribution of wealth; production of wealth

production of wealth; distribution of wealth

culture; economics

multinationals; self-reliance


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TCO 8) Back in 1900, it was common in the United States to consider people of these ancestries as “nonwhite.

English, Scottish, or Welsh

Irish, Italian, or Jewish

French, German, or Swiss

Dutch, French, or Swede

Austrian, Norse, or Prussian



Question 2. Question : (TCO 8) Ethnicity refers to ______.

a group that is set apart from others because of physical differences

socially constructed categories based on cultural traits a society defines as important

a group whose members have significantly less control over their own lives than the members of a dominant group

a collective that has reached very moral decisions about a way of life

all people from the same country



Question 3. Question : (TCO 6) The unequal treatment of various categories of people is known as





active prejudice.



Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) The claim that defining members of some minority as inferior will make them inferior is one application of

social distance research.

the iron law of oligarchy.

the Thomas theorem.

authoritarian personality theory.

exploitation theory.



Question 5. Question : (TCO 8) The barrier that is invisible, but which prevents women from rising beyond middle-management positions, is referred to as

the “glass ceiling.

the “closed top.

transparent discrimination.

the “ceiling of upper management.

the “impermeable barrier.



Question 6. Question : (TCO 8) _____ refers to social organization in which males dominate females.








Question 7. Question : (TCO 8) Talcott Parsons explained that males tend to exhibit _____ behavior, while females are more _____.

instrumental; expressive

expressive; instrumental

egalitarian; hierarchical

rational; emotional

emotional; rational



Question 8. Question : (TCO 8) Which type of feminism seeks to end patriarchy by eliminating the idea of gender itself?

Liberal feminism

Socialist feminism

Radical feminism

Moderate feminism

Libertarian feminism



Question 9. Question : (TCO 7) Comparing school performance, researchers have found that the most important cause of the achievement gap between rich and poor children is

differences in schools.

differences in home environments.

differences in personal ability.

differences in personal health.

differences in family composition.



Question 10. Question : (TCO 3) _____ and _____ theories explain that families perpetuate social inequality in U.S. society through inheritance of private property, encouraging patriarchy, and passing on racial and ethnic inequality.

Feminist; functionalist

Social-exchange; feminist

Social-exchange; interactionist

Global; internationalist

Feminist; social conflict


(TCO 3) When Mort Tality assisted in the death of his wife Fay, who was suffering from an incurable disease, he engaged in








Question 2. Question : (TCO 7) The term empty nest refers to

families whose children have grown and left home.

women who choose to remain single.

women who marry, but choose to remain childless.

egalitarian family structures.

couples who are unable to have a child.



Question 3. Question : (TCO 7) A religious organization that stands apart from the larger society is a _____, while a _____ is a religious organization that is largely outside a society’s cultural traditions.

church; sect

sect; cult

cult; church

denomination; cult

cult; sect



Question 4. Question : (TCO 7) According to Max Weber’s analysis of Protestantism and the rise of capitalism, which of the following statements is TRUE?

Protestantism held back the development of capitalism for years.

Protestantism, with its conflict with the Roman Catholic Church, fostered social unrest, and averted a socialist revolution.

Protestantism even with its argument with the dominant Roman Catholic Church, still supported the economic status quo.

Protestantism stressed duty and hard work, boosting economic production and fostering the rise of capitalism.

Protestantism, with its conflict with the Roman Catholic Church, fostered social unrest, and a socialist revolution.



Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) Charter schools are

private schools that typically enroll high-income students.

public schools that have the freedom to try new programs and policies.

private schools that have a religious curriculum.

public schools that are run by private companies.

public schools established through a land grant charter.



Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) Following the social-conflict approach, patterns of health and illness are seen largely as a product of


how people define the situation they experience.

how culture defines health and illness.

a mobile society

social inequality.



Question 7. Question : (TCO 5) Which term do we use to refer to a political and economic system that combines a mostly market-based economy with extensive social welfare programs??



Welfare capitalism





Question 8. Question : (TCO 5) In a capitalist economic system, justice amounts to

doing what is best for society’s poorest members.

everyone being more or less economically equal.

freedom of the marketplace allowing people to follow their self-interest.

no one going hungry.

little more than lip service.



Question 9. Question : (TCO 5) The Marxist political-economy model suggests that

power is no longer concentrated in the hands of a few.

an anti-democratic bias exists in the capitalist system.

power is widely dispersed throughout society.

many people do not vote because they are satisfied with the political system..

that the only justice in the halls of justice is in the halls.



Question 10. Question : (TCO 5) Which of Weber’s types of authority is also know as bureaucratic authority?

Egalitarian authority

Charismatic authority

Traditional authority

Rational-legal authority

Representative authority


SOCS 185 Week 8 Final Exam




Question 1. Question : (TCO 8) Which sociological approach would emphasize that inequalities in healthcare have clear life-and-death consequences for some due to the unequal distribution of resources?


Question 2. Question : (TCO 8) Critics of the functionalist view of the sick role suggest:


Question 3. Question : (TCO 9) Which type of medicine refers to therapies in which the health care practitioner considers the person’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics?


Question 4. Question : (TCO 9) Which area of study is concerned with the interrelationships among people in their spatial setting and physical environment?


Question 5. Question : (TCO 8) The concept “zero population growth” refers to the level of reproduction that


Question 6. Question : (TCO 9) Which theory of social change holds that society is moving in a definite direction?


Question 7. Question : (TCO 9) Which term is used to refer to the ways in which a social movement utilizes such resources as money, political influence, access to the media, and personnel?


Question 8. Question : (TCO 8) Which term refers to the period of maladjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still adapting to new material conditions?


Question 9. Question : (TCO 9) David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following?
Chapter 16, page 454


Question 10. Question : (TCO 8) Scholars who take a postmodernist approach claim that




Question 1. Question : (TCO 1, 2, 3, 4) Identify the seven basic principles put forth in the American Sociological Association’s Code of Ethics. Choose three of these principles, and anticipate how a researcher might encounter controversy by abiding by these principles.


Question 2. Question : (TCO 3, 8, 9) You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other groups of students. Explain how the interactionist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the interactionist perspective would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then discuss a solution that an interactionist might use to encourage freshman students to post.


Question 3. Question : (TCO 6, 7) The local newspaper reports that a middle school had been broken into, damaged, and vandalized to the tune of $50,000. Security cameras show the vandals were four high school students, three of whom are on the honor roll. Compare and contrast the explanation given by labeling theory to the explanation given by anomie theory of deviance.


Question 4. Question : (TCO 3, 4, 6) List Weber’s six characteristics of a bureaucracy. Explain a positive and a negative consequence for an organization from each of these characteristics.


Question 5. Question : (TCO 5, 6, 8) Define and give examples of ascribed status, achieved status, master status, role conflict, role strain, and role exit.



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