Understanding Societies SOC 10002 Spring 2009

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Sociology is the science – and the art – of understanding social relationships, human behavior, and the society that we live in.

As a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, the goals of this course are to stimulate your fascination with sociology and to encourage you to recognize sociology's practical value, as well as its unique perspective.

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112 Pages
2014
English US
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Question: According to Chambliss, setting long-term goals is key to dramatic success like winning the Olympics.

Choices:

True

False.

Question: Glassner applies which of the sociological paradigms when he argues in the "Culture of Fear" that valid fears have their place in society?

Choices:

Structural-functionalism

Conflict theory

Symbolic interaction

Question: Adler's "Researching Dealers and Smugglers" extols personal observation, interaction, and experience as the only way to acquire accurate knowledge about __________.

Choices:

Social life

Deviant behavior

Subcultures

Question: The media, which Glassner argues is largely responsible for cultivating fear, is an example of which part of social structure?

Choices:

Groups

Organizations

Social institutions

Culture

Question: Mills also offered an example when demonstrating the sociological imagination. Which of the following did he use?

Choices:

Unemployment

War

Marriage and divorce

The metropolis

All of the above

Question: Both books offer resources to help students better understand the concepts in the readings and to help them apply the ideas in their own lives.

Choices:

True

False

Only Second Thoughts (Ruane and Cerulo) does

Only Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life (Newman and O'Brien) does

Question: Glassner's "Culture of Fear" would be most closely related to which of the three sociological paradigms?

Choices:

Structural-functionalism

Conflict Theory

Symbolic interaction

Question: According to Chambliss, excellence in athletics best reflects:

Choices:

Habits and values

Talent and natural ability

Self-confidence and personality

Increased training and motivation

Question: Which of the following is not a step in social construction theory?

Choices:

Externalization

Objectivation

Internalization

Symbolization

Question: According to Ruane and Cerulo, when taking a sample of a population it is most important for it to be:

Choices:

Large

Representative

Truthful

Question: In introducing the sociological perspective in Second Thoughts, Ruane and Cerulo move beyond the personal to demonstrate a broader social vision of:

Choices:

Rape

Obesity

Poverty

Prejudice

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Source:  Collett, Jessica. SOC 10002 - Understanding Societies, Spring 2009. (University of Notre Dame), http://ocw.nd.edu/sociology/understanding-societies (Accessed 22 Apr, 2014). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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