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SOCS 185 Final Exam Set 2


Question 1:     The natural growth rate of a population is derived from the subtraction of the   Question 2:     The basic idea behind demographic transition theory is   Question 3:     A riot differs from a mob in that the riot   Question 4:     Durkheim’s _____ is similar toTennies’ _____.   Question 5:     Which English economist and clergyman warned that rapid population increase would lead to social chaos?   Question 6:     What is a criticism that is sometimes made of Weber’s work?   Question 7:     Which theory states that social movements arise among people who feel they lack enough income, basic rights, or human dignity?   Question 8:     Which sociologist pointed out that material culture changes faster than nonmaterial culture?   Question 9:     The concept postmodernity refers to which of the following?   Question 10:   Which type of social movement seeks radical change in all of society?   Question 11:   Describe and give an example of each of sociology’s three research orientations.   Question 12:   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 structural-functionalist perspective would analyze and explain the low posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the structural-functionalist 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 a functionalist might use to encourage freshman students to post.   Question 13:   Explain each of Peter Berger’s four major characteristics of modernization.   Question 14:   List and describe the stages that societies go through in Lenski’s sociocultural evolution.   Question 15:   Identify and briefly explain the four principles that underlie social stratification.



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