SOCS 185 Week 8 Final Exam

SOCS 185 Week 8 Final Exam

Author: Christine Farr


(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
(TCO 8) Critics of the functionalist view of the sick role suggest
(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
(TCO 9) Which area of study is concerned with the interrelationships among people in their spatial setting and physical environment
(TCO 8) The concept “zero population growth” refers to the level of reproduction that
(TCO 9) Which theory of social change holds that society is moving in a definite direction
(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
(TCO 8) Which term refers to the period of maladjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still adapting to new material conditions
(TCO 9) David Riesman described other-directed social character as which of the following
(TCO 8) Scholars who take a postmodernist approach claim that
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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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