Essay List Sociology 1001A
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What are some of the insights social sociologists have provided about
the cultural shaping of sexual beliefs and practices and how do such
beliefs impact upon population dynamics?
Case Study in Ethnic Identity: Describe the shared features that
characterize an Ethnic population.
What are the main systems used for reckoning descent and how are
these linked to different Modes of Production (E.G. agriculture,
Discuss some of the main theoretical approaches applied by
Discuss the findings of developmental sociologists working in the third
world as they pertain to culture change and the global economy.
Certain theorists stand out in the history of sociology (E.G. Comte,
Spencer, Durkheim). Select one of these famous theorists and explain
their contribution to the field of sociology.
Sociologists study groups in society. Describe some of the chief groups
and their characteristics. Provide examples.
Discuss the role of feminist scholars in the various women's
movements, what intellectual and theoretical contributions have they
What are the main tactics of protest groups? Select one, or all, and
address the effectiveness of a variety of protest tactics (e.g. Violent,
non-violent, demonstration, hunger-strike etc.).
10.How is it that some activities come to be criminalized (e.g., marijuana
use) while others are not (e.g., alcohol or cigarette use)? Who
decides? Who benefits from such decisions? Analyze and discuss in