STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST 3
Expect questions in each of the following areas:
Theoretical perspectives on religion, assumptions and concepts
Varieties of religion, their relative numbers and their distribution in the world and in the U.S.
Types of religious organizations and their properties
The relationship of religion to social change
Terms like secularization, fundamentalism, sacred, profane
Theoretical perspectives on the family
Factors influencing mate selection and terms like marriage gradient, endogamy, arranged marriages
Types of families
Family trends in time of marriage, size, changing functions, etc.
Political issues in education such as school financing, tracking, busing, prayer in schools, etc.
Concepts like the pygmalion effect, social promotion
Manifest and latent functions of education
Economic concepts like deskilling, monopoly capitalism, deindustrialization, professionalization, and alienation
Marx’s view of the economy
The role of multinationals in the U.S. and the world
Types of economies, economic sectors,
Who is more likely to be unemployed?
Factors affecting stratification in the workplace
Issues surrounding women and work