Everyday Sociology Blog: http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/2009/12/infidelity-tiger-woods-and-mile-durkheim.html.In this blog entry, the author hints that the stigma of deviant acts, such as Tiger Woods’ sex scandal, might be the end of a star’s career. Discuss your beliefs about the consequences of such stigma for high-profile stars.

Everyday Sociology Blog: http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/2009/12/infidelity-tiger-woods-and-mile-durkheim.html.In this blog entry, the author hints that the stigma of deviant acts, such as Tiger Woods’ sex scandal, might be the end of a star’s career. Discuss your beliefs about the consequences of such stigma for high-profile stars.

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Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

Sex, Gender, and Popular Culture Spring 2015 Look through popular magazines, and see if you can find advertisements that objectify women in order to sell a product. Alternately, you may use an advertisement on television (but make sure to provide a link to the ad so I can see it!). Study these images then write a paper about objectification that deals with all or some of the following: • What effect(s), if any, do you think the objectification of women’s bodies has on our culture? • Jean Kilbourne states “turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.” What do you think she means by this? Do you agree with her reasoning? Why or why not? • Some people would argue that depicting a woman’s body as an object is a form of art. What is your opinion of this point of view? Explain your reasoning. • Why do you think that women are objectified more often than men are? • How does sexualization and objectification play out differently across racial lines? • Kilbourne explains that the consequences of being objectified are different – and more serious – for women than for men. Do you agree? How is the world different for women than it is for men? How do objectified images of women interact with those in our culture differently from the way images of men do? Why is it important to look at images in the context of the culture? • What is the difference between sexual objectification and sexual subjectification? (Ros Gill ) • How do ads construct violent white masculinity and how does that vision of masculinity hurt both men and women? Throughout your written analysis, be sure to make clear and specific reference to the images you selected, and please submit these images with your paper. Make sure you engage with and reference to at least 4 of the following authors: Kilbourne, Bordo, Hunter & Soto, Rose, Durham, Gill, Katz, Schuchardt, Ono and Buescher. Guidelines:  Keep your content focused on structural, systemic, institutional factors rather than the individual: BE ANALYTICAL NOT ANECDOTAL.  Avoid using the first person or including personal stories/reactions. You must make sure to actively engage with your readings: these essays need to be informed and framed by the theoretical material you have been reading this semester.  Keep within the 4-6 page limit; use 12-point font, double spacing and 1-inch margins.  Use formal writing conventions (introduction/thesis statement, body, conclusion) and correct grammar. Resources may be cited within the text of your paper, i.e. (Walters, 2013).

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Germ-line gene therapy is a potential genetic technology. It has not yet been used in humans. This type of gene therapy would involve altering a gene in an individual’s sex cells (egg or sperm cells) or in a newly conceived embryo (just after fertilization). The intent of gene therapy would be to remove an undesirable gene and replace it with a preferred gene. The sex cell or embryo resulting from gene therapy would possess the “new” gene and would be missing the “old” gene. We know that a person’s intelligence is controlled by a variety of factors including both environmental and genetic influences. It is likely that several genes contribute to a person’s intelligence. No single factor, whether genetic or environmental, could completely determine a person’s intelligence; however, it is conceivable that scientists could find a single gene that at least contributed to an individual’s intelligence. (Answer questions on next slide) 1. Should individuals who want to carry and have their own children be able to choose cloning as a reproductive option?

Germ-line gene therapy is a potential genetic technology. It has not yet been used in humans. This type of gene therapy would involve altering a gene in an individual’s sex cells (egg or sperm cells) or in a newly conceived embryo (just after fertilization). The intent of gene therapy would be to remove an undesirable gene and replace it with a preferred gene. The sex cell or embryo resulting from gene therapy would possess the “new” gene and would be missing the “old” gene. We know that a person’s intelligence is controlled by a variety of factors including both environmental and genetic influences. It is likely that several genes contribute to a person’s intelligence. No single factor, whether genetic or environmental, could completely determine a person’s intelligence; however, it is conceivable that scientists could find a single gene that at least contributed to an individual’s intelligence. (Answer questions on next slide) 1. Should individuals who want to carry and have their own children be able to choose cloning as a reproductive option?

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Watch this video and answer the multi choices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4lB4SowAQA PART 1 _______1. Sociologists obtained their knowledge of human behavior through _______, which is this process of systematically collecting information for the purpose of testing an existing theory or generating a new one. a. Common sense ideas b. Research c. Myths d. scientific laws _______2. With ____Research, the goal is scientific objectivity, and the focus is on data that can be measured numerically a. qualitative b. observational c. c. quantitative d. d. explanatory _______3. With _______research, interpretative description (words) rather than statistics (numbers) are used to analyze underlying meaning and patterns of social relationships. a. qualitative b. observational c. quantitative d. explanatory _______4. Researchers in one study systematically analyzed the contents of the notes of suicide victims to determine recurring themes, such as feeling of despair or failure. They hoped to determine if any patterns could be found that would help in understating why people might kill themselves. This is an example of __________. a. Qualitative research b. Explanatory research c. Quantitative research d. Descriptive research ______5. the first step in the research process is to: a. select and define the research problem b. review previous research. c. develop a research design d. formulate the hypothesis ______6. A_____sample is a selection from a larger population and has the essential characteristics of the total population. a. selective b. random c. representative d. longitudinal _______7. _________is the extent to which a study or research instrument accurately measures what it is supposed to measure;_________is the extent to which a study or research instrument yields consistent results. a. Validity; replication b. Replication; validity c. Validity; reliability d. Reliability; validity _______8. Researchers who use existing material and analyze data that originally was collected by others are engaged in: a. unethical conduct b. primary analysis. c. secondary analysis d. survey analysis _______9. In an experiment, the subjects in the control group a. are exposed to the independent variable. b. are not exposed to the independent variable. c. are exposed to the dependent variable. d. are not exposed to the dependent variable. _______10. A tentative statement that predicts the relationship between variable is called a. a hypothesis b. a research model. c. a probability sample. d. a generalization. ______11. John wants to test this idea: “people who attend church regularly are less likely to express prejudice toward other races than people who do not attend church regularly.’ This idea is John’s a. hypothesis. b. research model. c. conclusion. d. operational definition _______12. In a research project, which of the following steps would come after the other three? a. choosing a research design b. reviewing the literature c. formulating a hypothesis d. collecting the data ________13. The variable hypothesized to cause or influence another is called the a. dependent variable. b. hypothetical variable c. correlation variable d. independent variable ________14. An explanation of an abstract concept that is specific enough to allow a research to measure the concept is a a. Hypothesis b. correlation. c. operatonal definition. d. variable _____15. Observation, ethnography, and case studies are examples of: a. survey research b. experiments. c. Secondary analysis of existing data. d. Field research. ______16. Theory and research are interrelated because a. theory always precedes research. b. research always precedes theory c. both put limits on each other. d. they are parts of a constant cycle. ______17. A dependent variable is one that a. always occurs first. b. is influenced by another variable. c. Causes another variable to change. d. is the most important ______18. In a study designed to test the relationship between gender and voting behavior, the independent variable would be a. the age of the candidates b. voting behavior. c. The political party of the candidates. d. Gender ______19. Differences in age, sex, race, and social class are treated as ____________in sociological research. a. variables b. references c. causes d. controls ______20. Researchers in agriculture decided to test the effects of a new fertilizer on crop growth. In this study, crop growth is the a. independent variable b. dependent variable c. control variable d. correlation e. _____21. The ______is appropriate for studying the relationships among variables under carefully controlled conditions. a. experiment b. survey c. observational study d. in-depth study _____22. In every experiment, some subjects are exposed to an independent variable, and are then watched closely for their reactions. These subjects are known as the a. reference group b. experimental group c. control group d. survey group. ______23. A usual research method for learning the attitudes of a population would be a. an experiment. b. A survey. c. An observational study. d. Content analysis ______24. In survey research, the total group of people the researcher is interested in is called a. the population b. the sample, c. the control group d. the random sample ______25. In the experiment method, the subjects who are exposed to all the experimental conditions except the independent variable are referred to as the_________________group. a. peer b. alternate c. control d. experimental ______26. A__________Sample is one in which every member of the population in The population has an equal chance of being selected. a. defined b. random c. purposive d. convenience ______27. A sociologist is following the research model outlined in the text. After reviewing the literature, the next step will be to a. find a suitable subject b. formulate a hypothesis c. collect the data. d. Choose a research design. ______28. Sociologists use two approaches when answering important questions. a. Explanatory and descriptive Approaches b. Direct and systematic Approaches c. Normative and systematic Approaches d. Normative and Empirical Approaches ______29. Sociologists use types of empirical studies a. Research and Theoretical Studies b. Descriptive and Explanatory Studies c. Hypothesis and Correlations Studies d. Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Studies ______30. The deductive approach begin with the a. Collecting data b. Theory and uses research to test the theory. c. Hypothesis d. Observation ______31. The inductive approach begin with a a. Theory b. Data Collection c. Reviewing the Literature d. The Problem State ______32. Quantitative Research deals with a. Words b. Numbers c. Interpretive descriptive d. Use number to analyze underlying meanings and patterns of social relationships. ______33. ________is the study of social life in its natural setting: observing and interviewing people where they live, work, and play. a. The survey b. Secondary analysis c. Field research d. The experiment ______34. ________refers to the process of collecting data while being part of the activities of the group that the researcher is studying a. The experiment b. Survey research c. Participant observation d. Secondary analysis _______35. A/an________is a detailed study of the life and activities of a group of people by researchers who may live with that group over a period of years. a. Correlational study b. ethnography c. experiment d. content analysis _______36. A/an _________is a carefully designed situation in which the researcher studies the impact of certain variables on subjects’ attitudes or behavior. a. case study b. correlational study c. experiment d. Participant observation _______37. In an experiment, the_______contains the subjects who are exposed to an independent variable to study its effect on them. a. Experiment group b. Dependent group c. Control group d. Independent group _______38. In an experiment, the_________contains the subjects who are not exposed to the independent variable. a. Experimental group b. Independent group c. Dependent group d. Control group _______39. ________is the extent to which a study or research instrument accurately measures what it is supposed to measure a. Validity b. Reliability c. Predictability d. Variability ______40. ________is the extent to which a study or research instrument yields consistent results when applied to different individual at one time or to same individuals over time. a. Validity b. Reliability c. Predictability d. Variability TRUE/FALSE ______41. In social science research, individuals are the most typical units of analysis. ______42. With qualitative research, statistics are used to analyze patterns of social relationship. ______43. Reliability is when a study gives consistent results to different research over time.

Watch this video and answer the multi choices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4lB4SowAQA PART 1 _______1. Sociologists obtained their knowledge of human behavior through _______, which is this process of systematically collecting information for the purpose of testing an existing theory or generating a new one. a. Common sense ideas b. Research c. Myths d. scientific laws _______2. With ____Research, the goal is scientific objectivity, and the focus is on data that can be measured numerically a. qualitative b. observational c. c. quantitative d. d. explanatory _______3. With _______research, interpretative description (words) rather than statistics (numbers) are used to analyze underlying meaning and patterns of social relationships. a. qualitative b. observational c. quantitative d. explanatory _______4. Researchers in one study systematically analyzed the contents of the notes of suicide victims to determine recurring themes, such as feeling of despair or failure. They hoped to determine if any patterns could be found that would help in understating why people might kill themselves. This is an example of __________. a. Qualitative research b. Explanatory research c. Quantitative research d. Descriptive research ______5. the first step in the research process is to: a. select and define the research problem b. review previous research. c. develop a research design d. formulate the hypothesis ______6. A_____sample is a selection from a larger population and has the essential characteristics of the total population. a. selective b. random c. representative d. longitudinal _______7. _________is the extent to which a study or research instrument accurately measures what it is supposed to measure;_________is the extent to which a study or research instrument yields consistent results. a. Validity; replication b. Replication; validity c. Validity; reliability d. Reliability; validity _______8. Researchers who use existing material and analyze data that originally was collected by others are engaged in: a. unethical conduct b. primary analysis. c. secondary analysis d. survey analysis _______9. In an experiment, the subjects in the control group a. are exposed to the independent variable. b. are not exposed to the independent variable. c. are exposed to the dependent variable. d. are not exposed to the dependent variable. _______10. A tentative statement that predicts the relationship between variable is called a. a hypothesis b. a research model. c. a probability sample. d. a generalization. ______11. John wants to test this idea: “people who attend church regularly are less likely to express prejudice toward other races than people who do not attend church regularly.’ This idea is John’s a. hypothesis. b. research model. c. conclusion. d. operational definition _______12. In a research project, which of the following steps would come after the other three? a. choosing a research design b. reviewing the literature c. formulating a hypothesis d. collecting the data ________13. The variable hypothesized to cause or influence another is called the a. dependent variable. b. hypothetical variable c. correlation variable d. independent variable ________14. An explanation of an abstract concept that is specific enough to allow a research to measure the concept is a a. Hypothesis b. correlation. c. operatonal definition. d. variable _____15. Observation, ethnography, and case studies are examples of: a. survey research b. experiments. c. Secondary analysis of existing data. d. Field research. ______16. Theory and research are interrelated because a. theory always precedes research. b. research always precedes theory c. both put limits on each other. d. they are parts of a constant cycle. ______17. A dependent variable is one that a. always occurs first. b. is influenced by another variable. c. Causes another variable to change. d. is the most important ______18. In a study designed to test the relationship between gender and voting behavior, the independent variable would be a. the age of the candidates b. voting behavior. c. The political party of the candidates. d. Gender ______19. Differences in age, sex, race, and social class are treated as ____________in sociological research. a. variables b. references c. causes d. controls ______20. Researchers in agriculture decided to test the effects of a new fertilizer on crop growth. In this study, crop growth is the a. independent variable b. dependent variable c. control variable d. correlation e. _____21. The ______is appropriate for studying the relationships among variables under carefully controlled conditions. a. experiment b. survey c. observational study d. in-depth study _____22. In every experiment, some subjects are exposed to an independent variable, and are then watched closely for their reactions. These subjects are known as the a. reference group b. experimental group c. control group d. survey group. ______23. A usual research method for learning the attitudes of a population would be a. an experiment. b. A survey. c. An observational study. d. Content analysis ______24. In survey research, the total group of people the researcher is interested in is called a. the population b. the sample, c. the control group d. the random sample ______25. In the experiment method, the subjects who are exposed to all the experimental conditions except the independent variable are referred to as the_________________group. a. peer b. alternate c. control d. experimental ______26. A__________Sample is one in which every member of the population in The population has an equal chance of being selected. a. defined b. random c. purposive d. convenience ______27. A sociologist is following the research model outlined in the text. After reviewing the literature, the next step will be to a. find a suitable subject b. formulate a hypothesis c. collect the data. d. Choose a research design. ______28. Sociologists use two approaches when answering important questions. a. Explanatory and descriptive Approaches b. Direct and systematic Approaches c. Normative and systematic Approaches d. Normative and Empirical Approaches ______29. Sociologists use types of empirical studies a. Research and Theoretical Studies b. Descriptive and Explanatory Studies c. Hypothesis and Correlations Studies d. Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Studies ______30. The deductive approach begin with the a. Collecting data b. Theory and uses research to test the theory. c. Hypothesis d. Observation ______31. The inductive approach begin with a a. Theory b. Data Collection c. Reviewing the Literature d. The Problem State ______32. Quantitative Research deals with a. Words b. Numbers c. Interpretive descriptive d. Use number to analyze underlying meanings and patterns of social relationships. ______33. ________is the study of social life in its natural setting: observing and interviewing people where they live, work, and play. a. The survey b. Secondary analysis c. Field research d. The experiment ______34. ________refers to the process of collecting data while being part of the activities of the group that the researcher is studying a. The experiment b. Survey research c. Participant observation d. Secondary analysis _______35. A/an________is a detailed study of the life and activities of a group of people by researchers who may live with that group over a period of years. a. Correlational study b. ethnography c. experiment d. content analysis _______36. A/an _________is a carefully designed situation in which the researcher studies the impact of certain variables on subjects’ attitudes or behavior. a. case study b. correlational study c. experiment d. Participant observation _______37. In an experiment, the_______contains the subjects who are exposed to an independent variable to study its effect on them. a. Experiment group b. Dependent group c. Control group d. Independent group _______38. In an experiment, the_________contains the subjects who are not exposed to the independent variable. a. Experimental group b. Independent group c. Dependent group d. Control group _______39. ________is the extent to which a study or research instrument accurately measures what it is supposed to measure a. Validity b. Reliability c. Predictability d. Variability ______40. ________is the extent to which a study or research instrument yields consistent results when applied to different individual at one time or to same individuals over time. a. Validity b. Reliability c. Predictability d. Variability TRUE/FALSE ______41. In social science research, individuals are the most typical units of analysis. ______42. With qualitative research, statistics are used to analyze patterns of social relationship. ______43. Reliability is when a study gives consistent results to different research over time.

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Germ-line gene therapy is a potential genetic technology. It has not yet been used in humans. This type of gene therapy would involve altering a gene in an individual’s sex cells (egg or sperm cells) or in a newly conceived embryo (just after fertilization). The intent of gene therapy would be to remove an undesirable gene and replace it with a preferred gene. The sex cell or embryo resulting from gene therapy would possess the “new” gene and would be missing the “old” gene. We know that a person’s intelligence is controlled by a variety of factors including both environmental and genetic influences. It is likely that several genes contribute to a person’s intelligence. No single factor, whether genetic or environmental, could completely determine a person’s intelligence; however, it is conceivable that scientists could find a single gene that at least contributed to an individual’s intelligence. (Answer questions on next slide) 1. Should individuals who want to carry and have their own children be able to choose cloning as a reproductive option?

Germ-line gene therapy is a potential genetic technology. It has not yet been used in humans. This type of gene therapy would involve altering a gene in an individual’s sex cells (egg or sperm cells) or in a newly conceived embryo (just after fertilization). The intent of gene therapy would be to remove an undesirable gene and replace it with a preferred gene. The sex cell or embryo resulting from gene therapy would possess the “new” gene and would be missing the “old” gene. We know that a person’s intelligence is controlled by a variety of factors including both environmental and genetic influences. It is likely that several genes contribute to a person’s intelligence. No single factor, whether genetic or environmental, could completely determine a person’s intelligence; however, it is conceivable that scientists could find a single gene that at least contributed to an individual’s intelligence. (Answer questions on next slide) 1. Should individuals who want to carry and have their own children be able to choose cloning as a reproductive option?

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Essay – Athlete’s high salaries. Should they be paid that amount or not?

Essay – Athlete’s high salaries. Should they be paid that amount or not?

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Chapter 05 Homework Due: 11:59pm on Friday, May 23, 2014 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Activity: Human Population Growth Click here to complete this activity. Then answer the questions. Part A Which of these was the first of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The advent of agriculture is the first of the events listed here that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population. Part B Which of these was the second of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The Industrial Revolution was the second of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population. Part C Which of these was the third of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The advent of modern medicine is the third and most recent of the events listed here that have stimulated an increase in the population size of humans. the Industrial Revolution the advent of agriculture the discovery of antibiotics the bubonic plague the discovery of vaccines the discovery of vaccines the discovery of antibiotics the advent of agriculture the Industrial Revolution the bubonic plague the discovery of vaccines the advent of agriculture the discovery of antibiotics the discovery of vaccines and the discovery of antibiotics the Industrial Revolution Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 1 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Part D Currently, how large is the worldwide population of humans relative to Earth’s carrying capacity for humans? ANSWER: Correct Not knowing how technological innovations will affect the human population means there is insufficient information to answer this question. Activity: Analyzing Age-Structure Pyramids Click here to complete this activity. Then answer the questions. Part A Ignoring migration, the age structure of a human population likely to increase in size will have what shape? ANSWER: Correct This would mean that most individuals are in the prereproductive years. Such a population is expected to increase. Part B Ignoring migration, the age structure of a human population likely to decrease in size will have what shape? ANSWER: Correct In such a population the majority of individuals are in their postreproductive years. Such a population is expected to decrease. Part C Ignoring migration, the age structure diagram of a human population likely to maintain a relatively stable size will have what shape? There is insufficient information to answer this question. either at or above the carrying capacity below the carrying capacity above the carrying capacity at the carrying capacity Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that increases in size. pyramid Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that increases in size. a rectangle tapering toward the top inverted pyramid pyramid Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that decreases in size. Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that decreases in size. a rectangle tapering toward the top inverted pyramid Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 2 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM ANSWER: Correct Such a population is expected to have a relatively stable size. GraphIt!: Age Pyramids and Population Growth Click here to complete the graphing activity. Then answer the questions. Part A – Question 1 The population of Greece is expected to _______. Hint 1. Review Step 2 of this activity. What shape does this population have? ANSWER: Correct Part B – Question 2 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more children than reproductive-age individuals. Hint 1. What age group will today’s newborns occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part C – Question 3 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more children than elderly members of the population. Hint 1. Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that remains stable in size. pyramid Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that remains stable in size. inverted pyramid a rectangle tapering toward the top expand remain stable decline True False Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 3 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM What age groups will today’s reproductive-age individuals occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part D – Question 4 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more reproductive-age individuals than children. ANSWER: Correct Part E – Question 5 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more elderly than reproductive-age individuals. ANSWER: Correct Part F – Question 6 Greece had more females than males in 2000. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for this? Hint 1. Which sex tends to live longer in the United States, males or females? ANSWER: Correct Part G – Question 7 The population of Colombia is currently _______. Hint 1. Review Step 2 of this activity. What shape does this population have? ANSWER: True False True False True False Females generally have a shorter life span than males. More females are born than males, and this difference remains throughout all age groups. There should be an equal number of males and females in every age group, so this is likely an error in the 2000 census for Greece. Males generally have a shorter life span than females. expanding stable declining Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 4 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Correct Part H – Question 8 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more children than reproductive-age individuals. Hint 1. What age group will today’s newborns occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part I – Question 9 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more children than elderly members of the population. Hint 1. What age groups will today’s reproductive-age individuals occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part J – Question 10 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more reproductive-age individuals than children. ANSWER: Correct Part K – Question 11 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more elderly than reproductive-age individuals. ANSWER: Correct Concept Review: Demographic Transition Model Can you identify what happens in each stage of the demographic transition model? Part A Drag the labels to the appropriate targets. ANSWER: True False True False True False True False Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 5 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Answer Requested Concept Review: Demographic Characteristics of Developed and Developing Nations For each demographic characteristic described in the table below, decide whether it applies to developed nations, developing nations, or neither group. Part A Drag the correct labels onto the table. Labels may be used once, more than once, or not at all. ANSWER: Concept Review: Age Structure Diagrams Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 6 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Can you label age structure diagrams? Part A Drag the labels to the appropriate targets. Pink labels indicate what each age class represents. Blue labels indicate how the population is expected to change over time. ANSWER: Correct Current Events: Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population (New York Times, 4/14/2012) Read this New York Times article and then answer the questions. Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population (4/14/2012) Registration with The New York Times provides instant access to breaking news on NYTimes.com. To register, go to http://www.nytimes.com/register. Visit http://www.nytimes.com /content/help/rights/terms/terms-of-service.html to review the current NYT Terms of Service. Part A The current human population is just over _______ billion people. ANSWER: Correct Part B How are the governments of sub-Saharan Africa reacting to a rapidly increasing population? ANSWER: Part C Which of the following tends to be true? ANSWER: 6 7 8 9 They are beginning to encourage people to have fewer children. They are doing nothing. They are waiting to hear the recommendations from the United Nations. They are still encouraging people to have many children. Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 7 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Part D You are in the Nigerian government and are working on trying to solve the problem of a rapidly increasing population. You decide to incorporate the Latin American model as part of your plan. Which of the following do you recommend? ANSWER: Part E If nearly every adult in a society is married and polygamy is common, which of the following is true? ANSWER: Part F Even if global total fertility rate drops to 2.1, estimates indicate that the human population will reach ________ by 2100. ANSWER: Score Summary: Your score on this assignment is 57.9%. You received 15.06 out of a possible total of 26 points. The relationship between changing population and unemployment rates is too variable to quantify. An increase in population leads to an increase in unemployment. Population growth and unemployment are not correlated. An increase in population leads to a decrease in unemployment. There will be tax breaks for families with fewer children. Girls will be required to finish high school. The government will impose a limit of only one child. The government will provide free family planning. There are more adult women than adult men. There are equal numbers of adult men and adult women. There are more adult men than adult women. The ratio of adult men to adult women would depend on the total fertility rate. 10 billion 12 billion 14 billion 16 billion Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 8 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM

Chapter 05 Homework Due: 11:59pm on Friday, May 23, 2014 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Activity: Human Population Growth Click here to complete this activity. Then answer the questions. Part A Which of these was the first of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The advent of agriculture is the first of the events listed here that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population. Part B Which of these was the second of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The Industrial Revolution was the second of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population. Part C Which of these was the third of the major events that stimulated an increase in the size of the human population? ANSWER: Correct The advent of modern medicine is the third and most recent of the events listed here that have stimulated an increase in the population size of humans. the Industrial Revolution the advent of agriculture the discovery of antibiotics the bubonic plague the discovery of vaccines the discovery of vaccines the discovery of antibiotics the advent of agriculture the Industrial Revolution the bubonic plague the discovery of vaccines the advent of agriculture the discovery of antibiotics the discovery of vaccines and the discovery of antibiotics the Industrial Revolution Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 1 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Part D Currently, how large is the worldwide population of humans relative to Earth’s carrying capacity for humans? ANSWER: Correct Not knowing how technological innovations will affect the human population means there is insufficient information to answer this question. Activity: Analyzing Age-Structure Pyramids Click here to complete this activity. Then answer the questions. Part A Ignoring migration, the age structure of a human population likely to increase in size will have what shape? ANSWER: Correct This would mean that most individuals are in the prereproductive years. Such a population is expected to increase. Part B Ignoring migration, the age structure of a human population likely to decrease in size will have what shape? ANSWER: Correct In such a population the majority of individuals are in their postreproductive years. Such a population is expected to decrease. Part C Ignoring migration, the age structure diagram of a human population likely to maintain a relatively stable size will have what shape? There is insufficient information to answer this question. either at or above the carrying capacity below the carrying capacity above the carrying capacity at the carrying capacity Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that increases in size. pyramid Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that increases in size. a rectangle tapering toward the top inverted pyramid pyramid Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that decreases in size. Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that decreases in size. a rectangle tapering toward the top inverted pyramid Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 2 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM ANSWER: Correct Such a population is expected to have a relatively stable size. GraphIt!: Age Pyramids and Population Growth Click here to complete the graphing activity. Then answer the questions. Part A – Question 1 The population of Greece is expected to _______. Hint 1. Review Step 2 of this activity. What shape does this population have? ANSWER: Correct Part B – Question 2 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more children than reproductive-age individuals. Hint 1. What age group will today’s newborns occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part C – Question 3 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more children than elderly members of the population. Hint 1. Both an inverted pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that remains stable in size. pyramid Both a pyramid and a rectangle tapering toward the top result in a population that remains stable in size. inverted pyramid a rectangle tapering toward the top expand remain stable decline True False Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 3 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM What age groups will today’s reproductive-age individuals occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part D – Question 4 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more reproductive-age individuals than children. ANSWER: Correct Part E – Question 5 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Greece will have more elderly than reproductive-age individuals. ANSWER: Correct Part F – Question 6 Greece had more females than males in 2000. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for this? Hint 1. Which sex tends to live longer in the United States, males or females? ANSWER: Correct Part G – Question 7 The population of Colombia is currently _______. Hint 1. Review Step 2 of this activity. What shape does this population have? ANSWER: True False True False True False Females generally have a shorter life span than males. More females are born than males, and this difference remains throughout all age groups. There should be an equal number of males and females in every age group, so this is likely an error in the 2000 census for Greece. Males generally have a shorter life span than females. expanding stable declining Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 4 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Correct Part H – Question 8 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more children than reproductive-age individuals. Hint 1. What age group will today’s newborns occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part I – Question 9 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more children than elderly members of the population. Hint 1. What age groups will today’s reproductive-age individuals occupy in 2030? ANSWER: Correct Part J – Question 10 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more reproductive-age individuals than children. ANSWER: Correct Part K – Question 11 Assuming the current trend continues, in 30 years Colombia will have more elderly than reproductive-age individuals. ANSWER: Correct Concept Review: Demographic Transition Model Can you identify what happens in each stage of the demographic transition model? Part A Drag the labels to the appropriate targets. ANSWER: True False True False True False True False Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 5 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Answer Requested Concept Review: Demographic Characteristics of Developed and Developing Nations For each demographic characteristic described in the table below, decide whether it applies to developed nations, developing nations, or neither group. Part A Drag the correct labels onto the table. Labels may be used once, more than once, or not at all. ANSWER: Concept Review: Age Structure Diagrams Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 6 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Can you label age structure diagrams? Part A Drag the labels to the appropriate targets. Pink labels indicate what each age class represents. Blue labels indicate how the population is expected to change over time. ANSWER: Correct Current Events: Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population (New York Times, 4/14/2012) Read this New York Times article and then answer the questions. Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population (4/14/2012) Registration with The New York Times provides instant access to breaking news on NYTimes.com. To register, go to http://www.nytimes.com/register. Visit http://www.nytimes.com /content/help/rights/terms/terms-of-service.html to review the current NYT Terms of Service. Part A The current human population is just over _______ billion people. ANSWER: Correct Part B How are the governments of sub-Saharan Africa reacting to a rapidly increasing population? ANSWER: Part C Which of the following tends to be true? ANSWER: 6 7 8 9 They are beginning to encourage people to have fewer children. They are doing nothing. They are waiting to hear the recommendations from the United Nations. They are still encouraging people to have many children. Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 7 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM Part D You are in the Nigerian government and are working on trying to solve the problem of a rapidly increasing population. You decide to incorporate the Latin American model as part of your plan. Which of the following do you recommend? ANSWER: Part E If nearly every adult in a society is married and polygamy is common, which of the following is true? ANSWER: Part F Even if global total fertility rate drops to 2.1, estimates indicate that the human population will reach ________ by 2100. ANSWER: Score Summary: Your score on this assignment is 57.9%. You received 15.06 out of a possible total of 26 points. The relationship between changing population and unemployment rates is too variable to quantify. An increase in population leads to an increase in unemployment. Population growth and unemployment are not correlated. An increase in population leads to a decrease in unemployment. There will be tax breaks for families with fewer children. Girls will be required to finish high school. The government will impose a limit of only one child. The government will provide free family planning. There are more adult women than adult men. There are equal numbers of adult men and adult women. There are more adult men than adult women. The ratio of adult men to adult women would depend on the total fertility rate. 10 billion 12 billion 14 billion 16 billion Chapter 05 Homework http://session.masteringenvironmentalscience.com/myct/assignmentPrintV… 8 of 8 5/21/2014 8:00 PM

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Critical Thinking: Comprehensive Sexual Education versus Abstinence-Only The Bush Administration spent over 175 million dollars annually on abstinence-only sex education programs. These programs could only discuss the failure rates of other methods, nothing more (Ott and Santelli, 2007). Comprehensive programs educate students on a range of contraceptive options – including abstinence. Two separate studies now indicate that comprehensive programs delay the start of sexual activity and cut teen pregnancy when compared to abstinence-only education programs (Ott and Santelli, 2007; Center for the Advancement of Health, 2008).

Critical Thinking: Comprehensive Sexual Education versus Abstinence-Only The Bush Administration spent over 175 million dollars annually on abstinence-only sex education programs. These programs could only discuss the failure rates of other methods, nothing more (Ott and Santelli, 2007). Comprehensive programs educate students on a range of contraceptive options – including abstinence. Two separate studies now indicate that comprehensive programs delay the start of sexual activity and cut teen pregnancy when compared to abstinence-only education programs (Ott and Santelli, 2007; Center for the Advancement of Health, 2008).

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1. According to Ryan & Siebens (2012) __________ of adults 25 years old completed at least a high school degree and more than __________ of all adults had attained at least a bachelor’s degree. A.50.2%; 15.5%. B.70.3%; 18.4%. C.C) 85.3%; 27.9%. D.78.4%; 20.7%. 2. Which of the following was not identified as a manifest function of the social institution of education? A.personal development. B.educate. C.proper socialization. D.supervision. 3. Which of the following sociological perspectives is/are concerned that schools often indoctrinate students in the U.S. in Western bureaucratic ideology? A.Functionalism. B.Interactionism. C.Conflict. D.Conflict and Interactionism. 4. The sociological concept of “definition of the situation” was developed by: A.W.I. Thomas and Dorothy Swaine Thomas. B.W.I. Thomas. C.Rosabeth Moss Kanter. D.R. S. Smith. 5. According to the research of Myra and David Sadker (1994): A.boys receive less praise, corrections, and feedback than girls in school. B.girls receive less attention than boys in school. C.boys receive less attention than girls in school. D.girls and boys receive about the same amount of attention, praise, correction, and feedback in school. 6. The number of elderly Americans in the workforce has decreased over the last decade. True False 7. According to the author, the current call for educational reform was initiated during the __________ administration. A.Clinton. B.Reagan. C.Bush. D.Nixon. 8. The No Child Left Behind Act was passed during the __________ administration. A.Bush. B.Clinton. C.Reagan. D.Ford. 9. While the U.S. spends __________ on education than other high-income countries, our literacy scores are __________ in a world comparison. A.less; above average. B.less; average. C.more; average. D.more; below average. 10. According to the textbook, which of the following countries did not score higher than the U.S. on literacy scores? A.Sweden. B.Japan. C.Canada. D.Norway. 11. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics reported a __________ unemployment rate in December 2009. A.18. 2 million B.7.1 million C.12.7 million. D.18.4 million 12. Frances is working at a job that is below her skill level. Frances can be considered to be __________. A.unemployed. B.underemployed. C.not in the workforce. D.disemployed. 13. Persons who are __________ and __________ have high underemployment rates compared to those outside their groups. A.female; college educated. B.elderly; non-college educated. C.college educated; young. D.young; ethnic/racial minorities. 14. According to the 1993 report cited in your textbook, which of the following groups had the highest rates of labor force nonparticipation? A.blacks and Puerto Ricans. B.blacks and Native-Americans. C.Asians and blacks. D.Asians and Puerto Ricans. 15. Which of the following countries is expected to be the recipient of the largest number of outsourced jobs from the United States? A.Canada. B.India. C.China. D.Brazil. 16. Low-wage workers are characterized as: A.minority. B.female. C.disabled. D.both a and b are correct. 17. __________ defines job stress as the harmful emotional or physical responses that occurs when one’s job characteristics do not match with the capabilities, resources, or needs or the worker. A.Occupational Safety and Health Administration. B.Department of Commerce. C.National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. D.Department of Health and Human Services. 18. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employment discrimination based on __________ is prohibited. A.religion and sexual orientation. B.sex. C.national origin and disability. D.both b and c are correct. 19. While laws were created to stop workplace discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, and national origin in 1964, the

1. According to Ryan & Siebens (2012) __________ of adults 25 years old completed at least a high school degree and more than __________ of all adults had attained at least a bachelor’s degree. A.50.2%; 15.5%. B.70.3%; 18.4%. C.C) 85.3%; 27.9%. D.78.4%; 20.7%. 2. Which of the following was not identified as a manifest function of the social institution of education? A.personal development. B.educate. C.proper socialization. D.supervision. 3. Which of the following sociological perspectives is/are concerned that schools often indoctrinate students in the U.S. in Western bureaucratic ideology? A.Functionalism. B.Interactionism. C.Conflict. D.Conflict and Interactionism. 4. The sociological concept of “definition of the situation” was developed by: A.W.I. Thomas and Dorothy Swaine Thomas. B.W.I. Thomas. C.Rosabeth Moss Kanter. D.R. S. Smith. 5. According to the research of Myra and David Sadker (1994): A.boys receive less praise, corrections, and feedback than girls in school. B.girls receive less attention than boys in school. C.boys receive less attention than girls in school. D.girls and boys receive about the same amount of attention, praise, correction, and feedback in school. 6. The number of elderly Americans in the workforce has decreased over the last decade. True False 7. According to the author, the current call for educational reform was initiated during the __________ administration. A.Clinton. B.Reagan. C.Bush. D.Nixon. 8. The No Child Left Behind Act was passed during the __________ administration. A.Bush. B.Clinton. C.Reagan. D.Ford. 9. While the U.S. spends __________ on education than other high-income countries, our literacy scores are __________ in a world comparison. A.less; above average. B.less; average. C.more; average. D.more; below average. 10. According to the textbook, which of the following countries did not score higher than the U.S. on literacy scores? A.Sweden. B.Japan. C.Canada. D.Norway. 11. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics reported a __________ unemployment rate in December 2009. A.18. 2 million B.7.1 million C.12.7 million. D.18.4 million 12. Frances is working at a job that is below her skill level. Frances can be considered to be __________. A.unemployed. B.underemployed. C.not in the workforce. D.disemployed. 13. Persons who are __________ and __________ have high underemployment rates compared to those outside their groups. A.female; college educated. B.elderly; non-college educated. C.college educated; young. D.young; ethnic/racial minorities. 14. According to the 1993 report cited in your textbook, which of the following groups had the highest rates of labor force nonparticipation? A.blacks and Puerto Ricans. B.blacks and Native-Americans. C.Asians and blacks. D.Asians and Puerto Ricans. 15. Which of the following countries is expected to be the recipient of the largest number of outsourced jobs from the United States? A.Canada. B.India. C.China. D.Brazil. 16. Low-wage workers are characterized as: A.minority. B.female. C.disabled. D.both a and b are correct. 17. __________ defines job stress as the harmful emotional or physical responses that occurs when one’s job characteristics do not match with the capabilities, resources, or needs or the worker. A.Occupational Safety and Health Administration. B.Department of Commerce. C.National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. D.Department of Health and Human Services. 18. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employment discrimination based on __________ is prohibited. A.religion and sexual orientation. B.sex. C.national origin and disability. D.both b and c are correct. 19. While laws were created to stop workplace discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, and national origin in 1964, the

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