soc 200 exam 2 study guide use H u m a n i t i e s

soc 200 exam 2 study guide use H u m a n i t i e s

SOC 200 Exam 2 Study Guide

Use this guide to review the following concepts and be prepared to define and identify examples of these concepts.

1.the key to upward social mobility positions in social stratification are determined

3.Davis-Moore thesis

4.conspicuous consumption

5.structural unemployment


7.conflict theory



10.underemployment that won’t experience growth in the future in the U.S.


13.why is family important to developing mores and norms in a culture?

14.patrilocal and matrilocal

15.US Census: who do kids live with?


17.why are men and women delaying marriage?

18.Murdock’s theory on family

19.factors for high divorce rate cycle: most stressful time for a marriage?

21.Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Poverty?

22.UVA study on national marriage project

23.Intimate partner violence and marriage

24.most reports of child abuse come from whom?

25.what population size is needed to define a city?

26.human ecologists

27.three things important to form a city

28.metropolis and megalopolis

29.concentric zone model

30.Sociologist Gideon Sjoberg

31.Cornucopian theory

32.retrofitting suburbs

Use these topics to review for the essay portion of Exam 2.

1.Recall the video, “A Diverse Middle Class” and the rise of individualism. How secure does the middle-class segment feel in our society as time goes on?

2.What are some of the consequences of raising the minimum wage? What did you learn from the assigned articles, on minimum wage hikes? (note pros and cons of this) How has the fast food industry adapted to these hikes in minimum wage? How is the data on this issue inconclusive?

3.After viewing the video, “History of Marriage,” how has the meaning of marriage changed and evolved over time? After viewing the Pew Research study on marriage in the U.S., what are some of the current trends in marriage in U.S.? Be sure to include some data in your answer.

4.Discuss the different images of family in television from the 1950s to the present. How do the different decades of tv reflect a change in values? You must use 3 different shows to illustrate your points.

5.Why have large portions of the population moved to the suburbs? Discuss two elements that are distinct to suburban living and how this is different from life in urban areas?