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SJC Sociology 110 Exam one review

Review handed out: 9/14/15 Review days in class: 9/15 and 9/16 Test day: 9/17 (with any completion of test finalized on 9/18) Below is all of the information that may be part of the test. Though the review calls for you to merely understand or call to mind that which we have covered, understand that the test will ask you to actually use the knowledge, not merely fill in a blank or transcribe a definition. Be sure you fully understand the topic, memorization or cramming will do you little benefit on this exam. Intro to soc and Sociological Theory (chapter 1)

1. Explain and understand the sociological imagination/ perspective/lens/understanding. 2. According to Peter Berger who should not study sociology? - what are formal vs informal power structures? 3. Explain how the advent of the industrial revolution leads to the need for sociology. How do other aspects of modern progress create a need/place for sociology? 4.

What is a theory? What is a theoretical approach? 5.

What is the structural functional approach a.

Social Structure 6.

b.

c.

d.

Understand the positives or uses as well as the critiques of this theory What is the Social Conflict Approach? a.

Understand the venues for social conflict in society b.

Social functions i.

Manifest ii.

iii.

Latent Dysfunctions What is view of society in this approach? How might a sociologist conduct research in this approach? 7.

1.

2.

c.

What is view of society in this approach? How might a sociologist conduct research in this approach? What are the uses as well as the critiques of this approach? What is the symbolic interaction approach? a.

Macro Level orientation b.

c.

d.

What are the uses as well as the critiques of this approach?

Culture and Society (chapter 3)

Definition of Culture Definition of society a.

b.

Micro level orientation What is view of society in this approach? How might a sociologist conduct research in this approach? How do these two differ? What do they have in common?

3.

4.

Understand the major components of culture a.

Symbols b.

c.

d.

Language Values e.

Beliefs i.

Difference between the two? Norms i.

Folkways ii.

iii.

Mores laws What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism? a.

Know the differences between the two b.

Be able to give examples of these both between global cultures or between cultures within one country

Socialization (Ch 4):

1.

2.

Definition of socialization o Know and understand the important “parts” of this definition and what they mean o How and why is socialization important to personal development? Agents of Socialization (understand how we are socialized in the following arenas) o Family o o School Peer group o Mass media

Social structure (ch 5):

3.

social structure (understand the following definitions) o Social interaction o o Social status  Status set    Role  Ascribed status Achieved status Master status o o    Social Group  Primary Group   Role set Role conflict Role strain Role exit Secondary Group Formal Organization Social Institution  Difference between social group and social institution

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