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1 1 SOCIOLOGY ASSIGNMENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR CHAPTERS 9 THROUGH 13 TEXTBOOK: PEARSON: SOCIOLOGY: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 2012 CHAPTER 9: GLOBAL STRATIFICATION (pages ) Systems of Social Stratification; What determines Social Class?; Why is Social Stratification Universal?; How Do Social Elites Maintain Stratification?; Comparative Social Stratification; Global Stratification: Three World; How Did the World s Nations Become Stratified?; Maintaining Global Stratification. CHAPTER 10: SOCIAL CLASS IN THE UNITED STATES (pages ) What is Social Class?; Sociological Models of Social Class; Consequences of Social Class; Social Mobility; Poverty. CHAPTER 11: SEX AND GENDER (pages ) Issues of Sex and Gender; Gender Inequality in Global Perspective; Gender Inequality in the United States; Gender Inequality in the Workplace; Gender and Violence; The Changing Face of Politics; Glimpsing the Future-with Hope. CHAPTER 12: RACE AND ETHNICITY (pages ) Laying the Sociological Foundation; Prejudice and Discrimination; Theories of Prejudice; Global Patterns of Intergroup Relations; Race-Ethnic Relations in the United States; Looking Toward the Future. CHAPTER 13: THE ELDERLY (pages ) Aging in Global Perspective; The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective; The Functionalist Perspective; The Conflict Perspective; Recurring Problems; The Sociology of Death and Dying; Looking Toward the Future. CHAPTER 9 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to... 1) Define social stratification and explain why it is sociologically significant. 2) Describe and provide examples of the four major systems of social stratification. 3) Discuss the relationship between gender and social stratification. 4) Describe the major points of disagreement between Karl Marx and Max Weber regarding the meaning of social class in industrialized societies. 5) List the functions that social stratification provides for society described by Kingley Davis and Wilbert Moore. 6) Discuss Melvin Tumin s rebuttal to Davis and Moore s functionalist view of social stratification. 7) Explain the conflict perspective s view of social stratification as it relates to class conflict and scarce resources. 8) Evaluate Gerhard Lenski s attempt to synthesize the functionalist and conflict perspectives views on social stratification. 9) Define ideology and understand how elite classes use it to maintain social stratification. 10) Compare the social stratification systems in Great Britain and the former Soviet Union to the social stratification system in the United States. 11) Indentify the major characteristics associated with the Most Industrialized Nations, Industrialized Nations, and Least Industrialized Nations. 12) Describe and evaluate the major theories pertaining to the origins and maintenance of global stratification.

2 2 CHAPTER 10 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to... 1) Define social class, describe its various components, and discuss the debate between different theorists over those components. 2) Differentiate between wealth, power, and prestige, and talk about how each is distributed in the United States. 3) Discuss the relationship between occupations and prestige. 4) Define status inconsistency and discuss its implications. 5) Compare the models of social class proposed by Karl Marx, Max Weber, Erik Wright, and that proposed by Dennis Gilbert and Joseph Kahl. 6) Describe each of the six classes in Gilbert and Kahl s model of social class. 7) Know the consequences of social class on physical health, mental health, family life, education, religion, politics, and crime. 8) Describe the three types of social mobility. 9) Discuss women and social mobility. 10) Know how the federal government defines poverty, as well as the implications of that definition. 11) Identify the major characteristics of the poor in the United States. 12) Compare structural explanations of poverty to individual explanations of poverty. 13) Discuss recent changes inwelfare policy in the United States and the controversies associated with those changes. 14) Identify the social functions of the Horatio Alger myth and discuss the myth s sociological implications. CHAPTER 11 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to... 1) Define gender stratification and distinguish between sex and gender. 2) Understand the controversy over what most accounts for gender differences in behavior-biology or culture-and explain the dominant sociological position in the debate. 3) Describe the global nature of gender inequality and provide concrete examples of global gender discrimination. 4) Evaluate the different theories on the origins of patriarchy. 5) Define feminism. 6) Describe the three waves of the women s movement in the United States. 7) Discuss the rights and gains women have achieved over the last 100 years. 8) Talk about different forms of gender inequality in evferyday life, including the general devaluation of femininity. 9) Provide examples of gender inequality in education, the workplace, and politics in the United States. 10) Know what constitutes sexual harassment and understand how unwanted sexual advances are part of a structural problem in the United States. 11) Discuss gender relations in the workplace, including the pay gap, the glass ceiling, the glass escalator, the mommy track, and sexual harassment. 12) Explain how and why violence against women continues to be a significant social problem in the United States. 13) Discuss how and why women are underrepresented in American politics. 14) Describe future scenarios of gender definitions and relations in the United States.

3 3 CHAPTER 12 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to... 1) Explain how the concept of race is both a reality and a myth. 2) Distinguish between race and ethnicity and the concept of what it means to be a member of an ethnic group. 3) Understand the concept of multicultural identity and its importance to many Americans. 4) Describe the characteristics of minority groups and dominant groups. 5) Know what is meant by ethnic identity and the four factors that heighten or reduce it. 6) Differentiate between prejudice and discrimination. 7) Distinguish between individual discrimination and institutional discrimination and provide examples of both. 8) Understand how prejudice is learned and how dominant group norms are internalized by members of a group. 9) Understand the psychological and sociological theories of prejudice, as well as how they are similar and different. 10) List the six patterns of intergroup relations that develop between minority and dominant groups, providing examples for each. 11) Compare and contrast the experiences of white Europeans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the United States. 12) Talk about the major issues and debates dominating race-ethnic relations in the United States. CHAPTER 13 OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to... 1) Understand the social construction of aging and how it affects the way societies define and treat elderly members. 2) Explain the effects of industrialization on life expectancy, population demographics, and the distribution of resources. 3) Describe the graying of America. 4) Know the regional, gender, racial, and ethnic dimensions of aging in the United States. 5) Describe and evaluate the various ways the symbolic interactions, functionalists, and conflict theorists analyze aging. 6) Provide and discuss cross-cultural examples of how people experience old age. 7) Identify changing perceptions of old age in American society and the reasons for them. 8) Discuss the history of and current controversies surrounding Social Security. 9) Know the major organizations in the United States that protect and promote the political interests of the elderly. 10) Describe and discuss some of the problems that many elderly people in the United States encounter, including social isolation, nursing homes, elder abuse, and poverty. 11) Know how industrialization and medical advance affect the sociology of death and dying. 12) Identify the five stages of death and dying. 13) Describe some of the social factors that may affect elderly suicide rates in the United States. Unit Three Test: chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 6/1-6/2/15 Parent/Guardian signature on chapter assignment sheet is worth 5 points. Signature: Due 5/6/15

4 4 CHAPTER 9 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #33 4/16-4/21/15 Read all sections of Chapter 9 (pp ) Introduce and Discuss Chapter 9 4/21-4/22/15 ASSIGNMENT #34 Study Guide: Chapter 9 Self-Test 25 points 4/23/15 Multiple Choice Questions #1 25 (pp ). CHAPTER 9 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #35 Study Guide: Chapter 9 Self-Test 20 points 4/24/15 True-False Questions #1 10 (pp ). Fill-In-The-Blank Questions #1 10 (p. 139). ASSIGNMENT #36 Sociology Journal Entries: (Chapter 9 Notes) 45 points 4/27/15 CHAPTER 10 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #37 4/24-4/28/15 Read all sections of Chapter 10 (pp ) Introduce and Discuss Chapter 10 4/28-4/29/15 ASSIGNMENT #38 Study Guide: Chapter 10 Self-Test 25 points 4/30/15 Multiple Choice Questions #1 25 (pp ). ASSIGNMENT #39 Study Guide: Chapter 10 Self-Test 20 points 5/1/15 True-False Questions #1 10 (p. 156). Fill-In-The-Blank Questions #1 10 (pp ). ASSIGNMENT #40 Sociology Journal Entries: (Chapter 10 Notes) 25 points 5/4/15 CHAPTER 11 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #41 5/1-5/5/15 Read all sections of Chapter 11 (pp ) Introduce and Discuss Chapter 11 5/5-5/6/15 ASSIGNMENT #42 Study Guide: Chapter 11 Self-Test 25 points 5/7/15 Multiple Choice Questions #1 25 (pp ).

5 5 CHAPTER 11 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #43 Study Guide: Chapter 11 Self-Test 20 points 5/8/15 True-False Questions #1 10 (p. 172). Fill-In-The-Blank Questions #1 10 (p. 172). ASSIGNMENT #44 Sociology Journal Entries: (Chapter 11 Notes) 35 points 5/11/15 CHAPTER 12 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #45 5/8-5/12/15 Read all sections of Chapter 12 (pp ) Introduce and Discuss Chapter 12 5/12-5/13/15 ASSIGNMENT #46 Study Guide: Chapter 12 Self-Test 25 points 5/14/15 Multiple Choice Questions #1 25 (pp ). ASSIGNMENT #47 Study Guide: Chapter 12 Self-Test 20 points 5/15/15 True-False Questions #1 10 (p. 189). Fill-In-The-Blank Questions #1 10 (p. 189). ASSIGNMENT #48 Sociology Journal Entries: (Chapter 12 Notes) 30 points 5/18/15 CHAPTER 13 HOMEWORK/CLASS ACTIVITIES: ASSIGNMENT #49 5/15-5/19/15 Read all sections of Chapter 13 (pp ) Introduce and Discuss Chapter 13 5/19-5/20/15 ASSIGNMENT #50 Study Guide: Chapter 13 Self-Test 25 points 5/21/15 Multiple Choice Questions #1 25 (pp ). ASSIGNMENT #51 Study Guide: Chapter 13 Self-Test 20 points 5/26/15 True-False Questions #1 10 (p. 205). Fill-In-The-Blank Questions #1 10 (p. 205). ASSIGNMENT #52 Sociology Journal Entries: (Chapter 13 Notes) 35 points 5/27/15 REVIEW UNIT THREE 5/28-5/29/15 Unit Three Test: chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 6/1-6/2/15

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