UGA SOCI 1101 - Content Guide - Exam 1

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SOCI 1101 Exam: Friday Feb. 25th (6am to 11pm) Spring 2022Content Guide – Exam 1NOTE: This should only be used as a vague guideline. Because the readings are idea-heavy, please do your best to finish them as our class lectures/discussions and this list are not exhaustiveof what will appear on the exam. Articles presented during Friday discussions may also appear on the exam. Please read the exam and grade dispute policies on the syllabus. Exam (eLC; 50 minutes; 30 questions, 2 points each):I. Introduction A Strategy of Pure Sociology - What is science?- What is sociology?- What is pure sociology? - What is an independent variable?o Examples of sociological independent variables - What is a dependent variable? o Examples of sociological dependent variables Suicide - Manning’s definition - Moralistic suicideo Definition o Frequency- Bouazizi’s suicideo Three reasons that suicide should be looked at from a sociological perspective- Suicide vs. homicideo Percentage of gun deaths in U.S. that are suicide and homicide- Variable aspects of suicide (e.g., public vs. private)- Suicide rates among adolescents and young adults in U.S., 2000-2017o Gender differences in suicide rateso Age differences in suicide ratesSocial Time- What is social time?- Dimensions of social space- What does social time explain?- What are the major movements of social time?- Be able to identify movements of social time (e.g., standing too close to a stranger is overinvolvement)Storr1SOCI 1101 Exam: Friday Feb. 25th (6am to 11pm) Spring 2022- What movements of social time caused the violence perpetrated by Kemper, Kaczynski, and Rodger?- Did video games cause Rodger’s shooting spree? - Honor killingso Definitiono Frequencyo What movements of social time cause honor killings? Amores Perros- Be able to make connections between Amores Perros and the course material (e.g., socialtime)The Panoptic Society- Who is Jeremy Bentham?o What is utilitarianism?- What is the panopticon?o What are the characteristics of the panopticon? o Its relation to the dungeon- What is a dossier?- Panoptic features of modern social institutions (e.g., schools, internet)II. Social Stratification IInequality - What is income?- What is wealth?- Primary way most families in the U.S. build wealth- What is the Gini coefficient? - Inequality in hunter-gatherer societies- Kuznets curve- Global inequality trends over the past few hundred years- Scheidel’s “Four Horsemen of Leveling.” - Wagner’s Law- Relationship between social problems and a country’s income and degree of inequality - Cultural differences between social classes- Old money vs. new money- The linguistic inferiority principle Race- What is race?- What is racism?2SOCI 1101 Exam: Friday Feb. 25th (6am to 11pm) Spring 2022- What is ethnicity? - Thomas Theorem o What is it?o How does it relate to race?- What is post-slavery convict leasing?o When did it occur?o How did state governments benefit?o How did private companies benefit?o How many were men were subjected to convict leasing?o What is vagrancy? o What are reparations? - Racial wealth gapo 2019 median wealth for black and white familieso What explains the modern racial wealth disparity? - Race, inequality, and sportso Revenue vs. non-revenue generating college sportso Professional sports stadiums- Race as a dependent variableo What causes “whiteness?”-Race: The Power of an Illusion Health and Illness - How much does the U.S. spend on health care?- Global wealth and life expectancy over time- Why are there health disparities by vertical status?o Access to health careo Unhealthy behaviors (smoking)o Stress and cortisol- What is mastery (a.k.a., “control of destiny”)?o How does mastery relate to inequality? - How does vertical status impact our health care after we become sick?- Inequality among physicians o What is physician burnout?o What explains variation in the physician burnout?o The case of urologyo The health benefit of primary care physicianso The status of primary care physicians-In Sickness and in Wealth

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