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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 100
Professor
Professor Hambrick
Semester
Fall

Description
SOCIOLOGY FINAL EXAM General study tips ­ READ and take notes ­ Read chapter at least twice ­ Read your lecture notes & takes notes ON your notes o Flash cards o Videos ­ Study Groups During the exam… ­ Be comfortable ­ Budget your time ­ ASK QUESTIONS ­ Don’t panic when people begin to leave CHAPTERS TO FOCUS ON  5, 6, 7, 8, 10  ▯social stratification, race & ethnicity, immigration, gender and  sexuality, power and politics 11, 12, 13, 14  ▯family, education, environment, population and aging. Stratification ­ Inequalities among groups and individuals ­ Based on class, income, race, gender and education  Conflict theory ­ Wage gap between the rich and the poor and how that affects life  chances and health – how to fix this Functionalism ­ What kinds of functions the rich serve in society (charitable) Vs. the  poor Symbolic interaction  ­ Symbols used to portray status in society – the rich own huge cars,  yachts & symbols of their place in society  Feminism ­ May also study wage gap but among men and women 1. How is inequality in the US justified? The idea the some people work harder than others. Ideology  ▯meritocracy,   individualism, equal opportunity 2. Why had economic inequality increased in the US? a. Technology, globalization, outsourcing, minimum wage, union decline 3. What is the relationship between education and social inequality? a. Education RECREATES social positions b. The more education, the more opportunities  c. Social mobility recreates social inequality  4. How does the level of poverty in the US compare to similar countries? a. US has high poverty b. Out of the 11 advanced industrialized countries, US is one of the highest c. WHY??? Less money towards alleviating poverty  According to Karl Marx, those who provide labor are the proletariat. Those who own the land/materials are the bouregiouse  Wealth ref
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