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Below is the final exam in PDF format and using the Google Form. I would recommend opening the PDF and typing your well researched and supported answers into a DOC or Word program first. When you are done, open the form and cut and paste your answers there. Then submit. You should receive a response receipt from Google once you submit. If something goes wrong, the DOC or Word document is your backup.
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Discussion 1: The Sociological Imagination
Assignment 1: Autobiography. Write an autobiography using the Sociological Imagination. You should focus on those factors that are of interest to sociology. Namely, analyze how external social forces like culture, institutions, economics, religion, etc, shaped who you are. Look at how larger historical forces such as technological advances and political movements changed opportunities for you. Has geography, nation, state, community, influenced you? What are some factors in your personal life that can be generalized to the larger population? Click Here for the Form
Lecture 2: The Functionalist Perspective
Lecture 3: Socialization and Human Nature
Lecture 4: The Conflict Perspective
Assignment 2: Find a contemporary news article. Summarize the article. Then analyze the article from a Functionalist Perspective. Analyze the article from a Conflict Perspective. Finally compare and contrast the approaches of the Functionalist and Conflict Perspectives as they relate to your article. You can complete this assignment using the linked form. Click Here.
Lecture 5: Social Stratification
Lecture 6: Inequality
Lecture 7: The Interactionist Perspective
Lecture 8: Culture
Lecture 9: Deviance
Lecture 10: Social Construction of Reality
Lecture 11: Intimacy, Sexuality and Marriage
Lecture 12: Power and Government
Lecture 13: Meeting Social Needs
Lecture 14: Modernims and Postmodernism
Lecture 15: Social Movements and Social Change
The Final Exam is now up and can be found on the Principles of Sociology page, right at the top.