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SOCI 310- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 24 pages long!)


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 310
Professor
Rima Wilkes
Study Guide
Final

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SOCI 310
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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WEEK 2
Canadians and Americans
Alternative argument to Lipson: Most of our views are very similar to most Americans
Bear, Douglas and Grabb
Who is really different?
Quebec vs. English Canada or Canada vs. US?
North vs. South in US or Canada vs. US?
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Survey Topics
1. Corporate Power and Profits, Government Social Services Spending, Economic Inequality
2. Capitalism
3. Labour and Unions
4. Gender and Inequality
5. Family Discipline and Social Control
Economic Values
ECON
a) Big corporations have far too much power
today
b) A main reason for poverty is that the economy
is based on private ownership and profits
c) Many people receive much less income
than they deserve
Capitalism Values
CAP
a) It is possible for a modern society to run effectively without the motive of profit
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b) If given a chance, the non-management employees could run things effectively without
bosses
Labour and Union Values
Lab/Unions
Imagine the workers of a major industry are out on strike. Which of the following would you
like to see occur?
1. The workers win their most important demands
2. The workers with some of their demands and make some concessions
3. The workers win only a few of their demands and make major concessions
4. The workers go back to work without winning any of their demands
Gender Values
GEN
a) It is better if the husband is the principle breadwinner and the wife has primary
responsibility for the home and children
b) If both husband and wife work, they should share equally in the household work and
childcare
c) c) There are not enough women in responsible positions in the government and private
business
d) d) Ideally there should be as many women as men in important positions in government
and business
Family and Social Control Values
FAM
a) In order to reduce crime, the courts should give criminals stiffer punishments
b) If parents disciplined their children more firmly, there would be less crime
Canadians and Americans
Canada can be split into 6 regions:
Atlantic Provinces
Quebec
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