Intro to Sociology

Midterm Exam: Introduction to Sociology

Please select two (2) questions to answer below. For each question, provide a response between 3-4 pages double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font. Indicate at the top of the page which question you are responding to.

Instructions:

Each essay should be 3-4 pages, double-spaced. Include numbers at the bottom of the page. Both essays should be on the same document, not as separate documents.

Margins should be one-inch, and you should use 12-point Times New Roman font.

Indicate at the top of the page which question you are responding to.

Properly attribute all direct quotes in the text, and avoid using block quotes. You can use APA, ASA or MLA style. The specific citation format is not important, as you should spend more time constructing a quality essay.

A work cited section at the end is not required if only using course materials and does not count toward page length. If referencing a scholarly article not assigned in class please do include the citation.

If referencing something the authors in the textbook have written, you can put the chapter and section in parentheses since there are no page numbers in the e-book. If not using direct quotes from the textbook you might, for example, just write something like, In Chapter 2 of the textbook the author states that..

IMPORTANT: include your name and section on a separate page at the end of the full document. Do not include your name or any other identifying information at the front of your exam or in the name of your document.

TITLE your document Midterm_Section[Number]. Again, do not include any identifying information in the name of your document.

Submit your exam in the assignments tab of your recitation sections NYU classes page, by 5PM ETS Oct 16, 2020. Late submissions will have points deducted.

Please note that successful responses will include the following:

An introduction that includes a clear thesis statement and a preview of your points.

Body paragraphs where each paragraph contains one main idea with a topic sentence, and supporting evidence from the readings and other materials.

A short conclusion.

Questions (choose 2):

(1) What are interpersonal racism, institutional racism, and structural racism? How might these each and in combination be useful for understanding the perpetuation of racial inequality in America? Be sure to provide examples.

(2) In this class, weve discussed the role that deindustrialization has played in shaping social inequality. First, define deindustrialization: what does it mean and what caused it? Next, explain which groups deindustrialization has affected and how. In your answer, be sure to provide two or three specific mechanisms through which deindustrialization has affected the lives of Americans. 

(3) Throughout this first half of the semester, we have distinguished between micro and macro level explanations for inequality in a variety of domains. Choose three examples of inequality we have discussed in different weeks, and for each, describe plausible micro and (different) plausible macro explanations.

(4) Discuss the relationship between, gender, work and the family, as three interrelated social institutions. What is the role that these play in producing gender inequality?

Make sure to use sociological terms in the essay.

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