For your answer, remember:
1) You must refer to material in the text AND lectures to get full marks.
2) You cannot use the material from one question to answer another (i.e., concepts/examples from a question
that is not on the actual exam to answer one that is).
3) Your audience on the exam should be someone who has never taken Sociology before. The best way to
teach the material is to identify where the concept(s) come from, define the terms/concepts and finally to
give your own examples to demonstrate your command of the material.
4) Doing everything in #1-3 ensures you will be in the B to B+ range ? the A lives in your mind and cannot
be taught by reading books or listening to lectures. The A answer goes beyond the content, beyond the
book, beyond the lectures, and interrogates the concept in a manner that confirms your deep
understanding of the material.
400-500 words for each question.
Question 1: As a sociologist, review and discuss the historical importance of ?race?. Using your
own contemporary examples, do you believe racism still exists today?
Ability to define/review/discuss historical importance of race/racialization up to 10 marks
Ability to use contemporary examples to support answer up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 2: From your text, review the two key changes influencing how families negotiate the
demands of generating income and managing household duties. (Be sure to
mention/define the impact of off-shifting and second shift in your answer).
Ability to describe/review the issues around income up to 5 marks
Ability to describe/review the issues around domestic duties up to 5 marks
Ability to define/discuss importance of off-shifting and second shift up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 3: Review and critique Ritzer?s McDonaldization thesis. Using your own examples, do
you believe the theory does/does not explain contemporary society?
Ability to review the 5 features of Ritzer?s McDonaldization thesis up to 10 marks
Ability to interrogate if/how the theory does/does not explain contemporary society up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students? demonstrated
command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 4: Review the Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and education as described in the text. Given
your own experiences, are these prophecies evident at UVic? If so, how/if not, why?
Ability to review/discuss the prophecies and education up to 10 marks
Ability to critique, as a sociologist, whether or not they are present at UVic up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks

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For your answer, remember:
1) You must refer to material in the text AND lectures to get full marks.
2) You cannot use the material from one question to answer another (i.e., concepts/examples from a question
that is not on the actual exam to answer one that is).
3) Your audience on the exam should be someone who has never taken Sociology before. The best way to
teach the material is to identify where the concept(s) come from, define the terms/concepts and finally to
give your own examples to demonstrate your command of the material.
4) Doing everything in #1-3 ensures you will be in the B to B+ range ? the A lives in your mind and cannot
be taught by reading books or listening to lectures. The A answer goes beyond the content, beyond the
book, beyond the lectures, and interrogates the concept in a manner that confirms your deep
understanding of the material.
400-500 words for each question.
Question 1: As a sociologist, review and discuss the historical importance of ?race?. Using your
own contemporary examples, do you believe racism still exists today?
Ability to define/review/discuss historical importance of race/racialization up to 10 marks
Ability to use contemporary examples to support answer up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 2: From your text, review the two key changes influencing how families negotiate the
demands of generating income and managing household duties. (Be sure to
mention/define the impact of off-shifting and second shift in your answer).
Ability to describe/review the issues around income up to 5 marks
Ability to describe/review the issues around domestic duties up to 5 marks
Ability to define/discuss importance of off-shifting and second shift up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 3: Review and critique Ritzer?s McDonaldization thesis. Using your own examples, do
you believe the theory does/does not explain contemporary society?
Ability to review the 5 features of Ritzer?s McDonaldization thesis up to 10 marks
Ability to interrogate if/how the theory does/does not explain contemporary society up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students? demonstrated
command of the subject matter up to 5 marks
Question 4: Review the Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and education as described in the text. Given
your own experiences, are these prophecies evident at UVic? If so, how/if not, why?
Ability to review/discuss the prophecies and education up to 10 marks
Ability to critique, as a sociologist, whether or not they are present at UVic up to 5 marks
Clarity of argument, evidence of going beyond the text/lectures and students?
demonstrated command of the subject matter up to 5 marks

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