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Exam_I___Study_Guide_social_problems.pdf SO 1103

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Ashley Vancil-Leap
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Date Created: 10/01/16
Exam I Review Social Problems, 08 Instructor: Ashley Vancil-Leap  General tips: o BRING A PEN o Exam Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 o Exam is 50 multiple-choice questions (worth 5 points each) o Material from Understanding Social Problem chapter readings, lectures (i.e. power point slides, & videos) and documentaries are open for examination.  Studying Social Problems – Chapter 1 o Be able to define & understand what these terms and concepts are:  What a social problem is.  Objective criteria/elements of social problems & examples of  Subjective criteria/elements of social problems & examples of  Why is there variability in definitions of social problems?  What are the elements of social structure?  Define and provide examples of: Institutions, Social Groups (both Primary and Secondary groups), Statuses (both ascribed, achieved, and master statuses), and Roles  What are the elements of culture?  Define and provide examples of: beliefs, values, norms (folkways, laws, and mores), Sanctions (positive informal, positive formal, negative informal, and negative formal), and Symbols  What is the Sociological Imagination and how do we use it to study social problems?  Define what a theory is.  Define and be able to explain the following theories:  Structural-Functionalist Perspective o What the 3 types of function? o What metaphor best explains this theory? o Define and explain the two theories of Structural- Functionalism that explain for social problems:  Social Pathology  Social Disorganization  Conflict Theory o Who is Karl Marx? o Define and explain the 2 theories of Conflict Theory that explain for social problems:  Marxist Conflict Theory  Non-Marxist Conflict Theory  Symbolic Interaction o Who is Max Weber? o What is the looking glass self? o Define and explain the three theories of Symbolic Interactionist that explain for social problems:  Blumer’s Stages of Social Problems  Labeling Theory 1 Exam I Review Social Problems, 08 Instructor: Ashley Vancil-Leap  Social Constructionism  Know the stages of conducting a research study:  Formulating a Research Question  Reviewing the literature  Defining variables (both dependent and independent variables)  Formulating a hypothesis  Know the different types of data collection  Experiments, Surveys (Interviews, Questionnaires, web-based surveys), Field research, and secondary data research  Crime and Social Control – Chapter 4 o Be able to define & understand what these terms and concepts are:  Social Deviance (both  Informal Social informal deviance and Sanctions formal deviance)  Formal Social  Social Cohesion Sanctions  Feminist Criminology  Street crime  Racial Profiling  White-collar crime  Recidivism  Corporate crime  Punitive Justice  Vice crime  Rehabiliative justice  Organized crime  Social Control  Computer crime  Normative Compliance  How does the Structural-Functionalist Perspective study deviance?  Mechanical solidarity & organic solidarity  How does the Conflict Theory Perspective study deviance?  What is Robert Merton’s strain theory and who are Conformists, Innovators, Ritualists, Retreatists, and Rebels?  How does the Symbolic Interactionist Perspective study deviance?  Labeling theory  Primary & Secondary deviance  Explain why it is difficult to measure crime rates over time?   Economic Inequality – Chapter 6 o Be able to define & understand what these terms and concepts are:  Economic inequality  Stratification  Wealth vs. Income  Ontological equality 2 Exam I Review Social Problems, 08 Instructor: Ashley Vancil-Leap  Equality of  Multidimensional opportunity Poverty Index  Equality of condition  Recession  Equality of outcomes  Culture of Poverty  Socioeconomic Status Theory (or SES)  The Poverty line  The Income Gap  Feminization of  Social Mobility poverty  Poverty  Working-poor  Absolute Poverty vs.  Who are the 1% Relative Poverty vs.  Who are the 99% extreme poverty o Why is inequality in wealth significant? o How does Structural-Functionalism view stratification/economic inequality? o How does Conflict Theorists/Karl Marx view stratification/economic inequality? o How does Symbolic Interactionist/Max Weber view stratification/economic inequality?  Work and Unemployment – Chapter 7 o Be able to define & understand what these terms and concepts are:  Creative class  Unemployment  Capitalism  Underemployment  Socialism  Job exportation  Globalization  Offshoring  Corporations  Outsourcing  The Gender Wage Gap  Child labor  Industrialization  Sweatshops  Postindustrialization  Job burnout  McDonaldization o How does Conflict Theorists theorize the transition to like Karl Marx theorize the capitalism? transition to capitalism? o What are the employment o How does Symbolic concerns for recent college Interactionist like Max Weber graduates?    3 


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