Lesson 16 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line

 

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THERE ARE 3 ACTION ASSIGNMENTS (ESSAYS) TO BE COMPLETED AND EMAILED TO ME BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

 

CHAPTER 16 – Social Structure and Society

 

Study Assignment:  Read chapter 16 – Sociology 101 by Jon Shepard

 

Chapter 16

 

After careful study of this chapter, you will be able to:

 

  • Identify and distinguish among the three population processes.
  • Discuss major dimensions of the world population growth problem
  • Relate the ideas of Thomas Malthus to demographic transition.
  • Predict world population trends.
  • Discuss demographic trends of older Americans.
  • Differentiate basic concepts of urbanization.
  • Trace the historical development of preindustrial and modern cities.
  • Describe some of the consequences of suburbanization.
  • Discuss world urbanization.
  • Compare and contrast four theories of city growth
  • Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary views on the quality of urban life.

 

Chapter 16

 

1.      Suppose that the average number of children per family in the United States increased from 1.8 to 3. Discuss the short-and long-term effects this would have on population growth.

2.      Should the slow-growing nations, such as the United States, have immigration policies that help relieve the population pressures on countries with high-growing populations? Defend your position using sociological concepts.

3.      According to Louis Worth, what are the major characteristics of urbanism as a way of life? Evaluate the accuracy of Wirth’s explanation in view of more recent research findings.