Sociology Test 2 - 21Jan2011

Sociology Test

Week 2

21Jan11

 

Select 6 of the following and discuss. You may use your notes on this test.

1.       Compare and contrast the theories of Spencer with those of Durkheim.

2.       Compare and contrast the theories of Marx with Weber.

3.       Discuss how we (society) behave using Mead’s theories.

4.       Discuss the issue of social classes and class conflict using both Marx’s and Spencer’s theories.

5.       Explain, in detail, what Herbert Spencer meant by “Survival of the Fittest” and “Natural Selection.” How does that apply to us today?

6.       Explain, in detail, what Karl Marx meant by “Economic Determinism.” How does that apply to us today?

7.       Explain, in detail, what Emile Durkeim meant by “Collective Conscience.” How does that apply to us today?

8.       In what ways has sociology evolved over the years? Be sure to discuss the impacts made by Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkeim, Weber, Mead, and DuBois.

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