Placeholder

SOCS 325 DeVry Entire Course Latest

$200.00

Quantity:

Product Description

SOCS 325 DeVry Entire Course Latest

SOCS 325 DeVry Entire Course Latest

SOCS325

 

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest

Defining Environmental Sociology (graded)

Define what Environmental Sociology means to you, and describe what an Environmental Sociologist studies.

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2 Latest

Environmental Racism and Justice (graded) Compare and contrast, providing examples of each, the constructs of environmental racism and environmental justice.

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1 Latest

Externalities (graded)

Define “externalities” as they relate to the price of goods and services, and examine how they can distort market forces of supply and demand, detailing both positive and negative effects.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2 Latest

Advances in Technology (graded)

Describe and explain the relationship between the advances in technology and such goals as reduced human workloads, environmental and resource stresses, free time, and contentment.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1 Latest

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (graded)

Given Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its strengths and weaknesses, describe and explain how it relates to consumption and the environment.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2 Latest

Green Businesses (graded)

Evaluate and debate the promise, drawbacks, and reality of green businesses such as organic foods and ecotourism.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest

Women and Environmental Conditions (graded)

Describe the relationship between the status and educational level of women in developing countries and the local economic and environmental conditions. This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2 Latest

Environmental Stress (graded)

Evaluate and describe the relationship between standards of living, fertility rates, hunger, and local environmental stress.

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest

Environmental Disasters (graded)

Examine, debate, and explain both the social and environmental consequences of an environmental disaster; such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Bhopal chemical release, Love Canal toxic waste, or any past or recent environmental disaster (i.e., Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill).

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2 Latest

Environment Risk: East vs. West (graded)

Discuss and debate how Western societies address risk with regards to the regulation of toxins in the marketplace and environment. Does this differ from Eastern societies? Why?

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1 Latest

Religion and The Environment (graded)

Evaluate various religions’ attitudes towards humanity’s relationship with the environment.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2 Latest

Environmental Concern and Groups (graded)

Evaluate how the level of environmental concern varies among different groupings (social, economic, racial, national, etc.).

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1 Latest

The Precautionary Principle (graded)

Examine the precautionary principle and assess the advantages and disadvantages of applying it to environmental problems.

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2 Latest

Creating an Ecological Society (graded)

Compare and contrast bottom-up and top-down approaches to creating an ecological society, examining the advantages and disadvantages of each.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 2 Article Summary and Activity Latest

Article: “Making Markets Work” by Hawkenet al(available in Doc Sharing)

Homework

Please review the announcement (posted on the course home page) about the Week 2 assignments for the grading rubrics that will be used to evaluate your submissions. Check to be sure you have included all of the grading rubric components prior to submission.

Article Summary: After reading the article “Making Markets Work” located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper should be double spaced, containing at least two pages of text, and in APA format. Do not cite outside sources (sources other than the text or lecture content) in article summary assignments; your submission should focus on evaluating the assigned article.

Activity– Environmental Injustice: Choose a local example of an environmental injustice (e.g. local sighting of a landfill, power lines, power plant). Research the background of the case, the decision to locate the facility at the site, and the impacts on the local environment and community and submit a paper. The paper should be double spaced, containing at least two pages of text, and in APA format.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the white tab at the top of this page.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 3 Article Summary and Activity Latest

Homework

Please review the announcement (posted on the course home page) about the Week 3 assignments for the grading rubrics that will be used to evaluate your submissions.

Article Summary: After reading the article “The Environmental Injustice of ‘Clean Coal’: Expanding the National Conversation on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology to Include an Analysis of Potential Environmental Justice Impacts,” located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format. Do not cite outside sources for article summaries, as your paper should focus on evaluating the article.

Activity – Applying Theories: Apply the theory of the interlocking treadmills of production and consumption to schoolwork and the pressure to get a degree, and then an advanced degree, and so on. For example, consider the rising levels of qualifications required to gain a good-paying job and the rising levels of consumption expectations that define what a “good-paying job” is and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format, with citation of the course reading in the body of your post and in the reference list. Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.

For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.devry.edu/node/184″>step-by-step instructions.devry.edu/node/184″>.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 5 Article Summary and Activity Latest

Homework

Article Summary: After reading the article U.S. Childhood Obesity and Climate Change: Moving Toward Shared Environmental Health Solutions located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format.

Activity – Toxins in the Body: List some of the toxins that persist in the human body, and the potential sources of those toxins in your environment. What are the substances that your body comes into contact with during a normal day? Make up a dialogue between your body and your environment and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 6 Article Summary and Activity Latest

Homework

Article Summary: After reading the article A Tapestry of Browns and Greens located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two pages in length, and in APA format.

Activity – Interview: Interview a classmate (or friend or family member) of the other gender about the way he or she most likes to enjoy nature, or to describe his or her most memorable experience in nature, or to describe the aspect of being “in nature” most feared or most disliked. Then consider the extent to which the kinds of things mentioned differ among men and women and the extent to which they are similar. Last, consider the extent to which any differences in men’s and women’s experiences reflect patriarchy or reflect gender differences that do not indicate hierarchical or patriarchal thinking and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two pages in length, and in APA format.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SOCS 325 DeVry Week 7 Article Summary and Activity Latest

Homework

Article Summary: We are not doing this assignment. Please see the announcement regarding this week’s assignment.

Activity – Volunteer: Volunteer in or research a local environmental campaign for a day and write about the problems the campaign faces in terms of the themes of this week’s reading, using concepts such as knowledge cultivation, the dialogue of solidarities, and double politics in your essay. The paper must be double-spaced, a minimum of two-pages in length, and follow APA format.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SOCS 325 DeVry Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1. Question: (TCO 1) Climatologists continue to debate global warming. Which of the following is NOT an argument against the global warming hypothesis?

  • Climate variations are normal, cyclical processes.
  • The sun may be putting out more radiation then in the measurable past.
  • Sunspot activity demonstrates cyclical patterns of activity.
  • Average temperatures worldwide have actually been dropping slightly.

Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) The Conservation Reserve Program was funded in the United States to conserve which of the following precious resources?

  • Water
  • Soil
  • Petroleum
  • Recyclable plastics

Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) Environmental goods and environmental bads are:

  • on the whole, evenly distributed among the peoples of the earth.
  • disproportionately distributed so that the middle-class must foot the bill.
  • unevenly distributed so that those with the least power get the most pollution.
  • distributed in a way that those who gain the most benefit also experience the most cost.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) All of the following are elements of rational choice theory EXCEPT:

  • interest, especially self-interest.
  • sentiments.
  • the quest for personal gain or advantage.
  • a hidden agenda among rational actors.

Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) Of the many techniques advertisers use to persuade customers to purchase goods, which is the most effective?

  • Appeal to sentiments–accentuating affection, love, belongingness, community, patriotism, and other values that may be conferred upon the consumer by acquisition of the product
  • Price advertising–appealing to the financial concerns of consumers
  • “You” or status advertising–suggesting the product is offered out of concern for you and will provide heightened prestige to those who acquire it (the product)
  • Green advertising–appealing to the environmental concerns of consumers

Question 6. Question : (TCO 6) According to your text, what percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions come from automobiles? :

  • 10%
  • 20%
  • 27%
  • 52%

Question 7. Question: (TCO 7) What is the best contraceptive, according to the slogan of the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest?

  • Development
  • Abstinence
  • Education
  • Abortion

Question 8. Question: (TCO 7) Which of the following does Sen claim will NOT insure food availability?

  • Dependable food imports
  • Land reform
  • Steady employment
  • Democracy

Question 9. Question: (TCO 3) What percentage of the world’s original forests remain?

  • 100%
  • 68%
  • 50%
  • 0%

Question 10. Question: (TCO 5) What is the average number of traffic deaths each year in the U.S.?

  • Under 4,000
  • About 10,000
  • About 40,000
  • Well over 100,000

Question 1. Question: (TCO 1) Define environmental sociology and what environmental sociologists study. If you were an environmental sociologist, explain your daily day. Compare and contrast how environmental sociologists differ from other types of sociologists.

Question 2. Question: (TCO 2) Describe the environments impact on race, poverty, and disempowerment. Explain how this impacts human inequality and how it creates a community of haves and have nots. Compare and contrast some ways you would solve some of these issues of inequality.

Question 3. Question: (TCO 4) Describe how consumption and materialism impact the physical environment? Give a few examples. Can our society continue to practice materialism and at the same time still become more sustainable? What are some things we overconsume?

Question 4. Question: (TCO 6) Describe green technology’s impact on the global economy and environment. How is green technology being used worldwide in our society? Compare and contrast the pros and cons of green technology.

Question 5. Question: (TCO 7) Describe in detail our population’s impact on the environment. Provide a few detailed examples. Also, compare and contrast population rates in different parts of the world. Which areas are increasing more than others, and why? Do you think the human population will continue to always increase?

SOCS 325 DeVry Final Exam Latest

Question 1. 1. (TCO 8) As the Ojibwa people of Grassy Narrows found out, the symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning mimic the effects of: (Points : 5)

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Hyperactivity
  • None of the above

Question 2. 2. (TCO 8) In Melanie Dupuis’s phrase NIMB, the B stands for: (Points : 5)

  • Backyard
  • Body
  • Building
  • Business

Question 3. 3. (TCO 8) The quality of life indicators such as literacy, life expectancy, standard of living and purchasing power is measured by the: (Points : 5)

  • NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard).
  • HDI (Human Development Index).
  • GNP (Gross National Product).
  • LEI (Life Expectancy Index).

Question 4. 4. (TCO 8) Ulrich Beck argues that the driving force behind the risk society can be characterized by which of the following statements? (Points : 5)

  • I am hungry.
  • I am angry.
  • I am lonely.
  • I am afraid.

Question 5. 5. (TCO 8) The chapter concludes by saying that in order to construct a dialogic rationality of risk, we need to cultivate: (Points : 5)

  • trust.
  • truth.
  • theory.
  • trees.

Question 6. 6. (TCO 8) Which of the following arguments contradicts the risk society theory? (Points : 5)

  • Environmental bads are not equally distributed.
  • In poor countries, “I am hungry” is a driving force of environmental concerns.
  • The wealthy elite are able to better protect themselves from environmental problems.
  • All of the above

Question 7. 7. (TCO 9) Which of the following do Christianity, individualism, and patriarchy have in common? (Points : 5)

  • Hierarchy
  • Inequality
  • Connections between environmental domination and social domination
  • All of the above

Question 8. 8. (TCO 9) An important aspect of carnivalesque humor is that it: (Points : 5)

  • is gross and degrading.
  • is only expressed during the Pre-Lenten Festival.
  • is egalitarian in that it attempts to level inequalities and build community.
  • creates separation and hierarchy.

Question 9. 9. (TCO 9) Through an ethnographic study of an English village, the author of our text demonstrates that: (Points : 5)

  • patriarchal stereotypes may be internalized.
  • the British are more environmentally sensitive than Americans.
  • patriarchal dualisms are peculiar to American attitudes on the environment.
  • men describe natural experiences using “metaphors of nurturing.”

Question 10. 10. (TCO 9) The poetry of the Roman Horace is used by the author to illustrate what point? (Points : 5)

  • The moral superiority of environmental attitudes of the early Romans
  • The debate that raged as early as 20 BCE regarding the ethics of human transformation of the environment
  • The environmental destruction of lands conquered during Roman expansion
  • The power of poetry to express appreciation for the environment

Page 2

Question 1. 1. (TCO 9) Which of the following statements is TRUE? (Points : 5)

  • Business leaders are the most likely opponents of the environmental movement.
  • Whites often show lower levels of concern for the environment than minority groups.
  • Both A and B are true.
  • Neither A nor B is true.

Question 2. 2. (TCO 9) “Humans are exceptional creatures who face few ultimate environmental limits, and the basic goal of human society is technological mastery over nature for the purpose of wealth creation.” This statement best describes which paradigm? (Points : 5)

  • The new paradigm
  • The alternative paradigm
  • The technological-social paradigm
  • The ecological-social paradigm

Question 3. 3. (TCO 9) What percent of Americans in a 2007 poll agreed that “there need to be stricter laws and regulations to protect the environment”? (Points : 5)

  • 27%
  • 45%
  • 83%
  • 97%

Question 4. 4. (TCO 9) Approximately what percent of urban land is currently under cultivation? (Points : 5)

  • Less than a tenth (10%)
  • Almost a fourth (25%)
  • About a third (33%)
  • Well over a half (50%)

Question 5. 5. (TCO 9) Of the world’s food supply, approximately what percent is grown or produced in urban areas? (Points : 5)

  • Less than a 1%
  • Just over a tenth (10%)
  • About a third (33%)
  • Well over a half (50%)

Question 6. 6. (TCO 10) Which of the following phrases best characterizes the tragedy of the commons? (Points : 5)

  • The dialogue of solidarities
  • The problem of government regulation
  • The tragedy of individualism
  • The problem of common ownership

Question 7. 7. (TCO 10) Which of the following is meant by double politics? (Points : 5)

  • Grassroots organizing and top-down authority
  • Collective and individual action
  • Conflict and consensus
  • Conceptions and connections

Question 8. 8. (TCO 10) The A-B split is: (Points : 5)

  • the split between the ideal and the material.
  • the split between attitudes and behaviors.
  • the difference between what people say they value and believe, and how they act.
  • All of the above

Question 9. 9. (TCO 10) Virtual environmentalism is: (Points : 5)

  • environmentalism you don’t have to worry about because you just find yourself doing it anyway.
  • environmentalism you have to worry about.
  • environmentalism you find online.
  • None of the above

Question 10. 10. (TCO 10) The basic idea to model new developments on the kind of traditional neighborhoods that cities routinely turn into historic districts is called: (Points : 5)

  • new ruralism.
  • old rualism.
  • old urbanism.
  • new urbanism.

Page 3

Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Over the past 7 to 8 weeks, how has your definition of environmental sociology changed? (Points : 10)

Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Give a few examples of how materialism creates inequality in minority populations. (Points : 10)

Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) As an expert in environmental sociology, you have been asked to give a brief speech at a major international conference on the future of the world’s environment. What will you say? Be sure in your speech to say whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic. Justify your answer sociologically, drawing on material from this course on consumer products and services and how they will impact the environment in the future. Also, please be sure to describe how environmental goods and bads play a role in the future of the world’s environment in terms of social-economic status. (Points : 30)

Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) It is well known by now that industrial production (consumer products and services) usually entails pollution of some sort and often hazardous production practices; yet this production continues. On what basis are these practices usually defended? What are some of the counterarguments? Compare and contrast how this relates to materialism and capitalism and some possible ways these hazardous practices can be limited. (Points : 30)

Question 5. 5. (TCO 5) The development of a natural conscience depends upon the sense of a realm free from the pollution of social interests-a natural other, from which we may gain a sense of a natural me. But is such a realm possible? Can there be a moral realm that is truly free of social interests? Explain. Compare and contrast how we can still keep a free market, Capitalistic system without destroying our environment. How can we still have a free market and Capitalism and still maintain a sustainable society? (Points : 30)

Question 6. 6. (TCO 6) Why is organic food a positional good? What other ways do wealthy people have an advantage in avoiding pesticides? How does this relate to global inequality? How are organic foods produced, marketed, and sold in a capitalist society? Compare and contrast the future of green businesses, green energy, organic foods, and ecotourism. (Points : 30)

Question 7. 7. (TCO 7) What do you think of Beck’s belief that environmentalism is the defining issue of our time? Why does he believe this? Do you agree or disagree? Please support your belief with facts and data from the course textbook and outside sources. Compare and contrast how this relates to population growth, poverty, debt, and hunger. How can ecological dialog be used to solve many of these issues in the future? (Points : 30)

 

SOCS 325 DeVry Entire Course Latest

SOCS 325 DeVry Entire Course Latest

ABS,AC,ACC,ACCT,ACT,ADJ,AH,AJS,AMP,ANT,ART,BA,BAM,BBA,BCOM,BIO,BIOS,BIS,BMGT,BPA,BSA,BSE,BSHS,BSOP,BUS,BUSN,CARD,CEIS,CHEM,CIS,CIT,CJA,CJS,CMC,CMGT,COLL,COM,COMM,COMP,CPN1,CRJ,CRMJ,CRT,CS,CWV,DBM,EBUS,ECE,ECET,ECN,ECO, ECOM,ECON,ECT,EDU,EED,EMM,ENG,ENGL,ENT,ENTR,ESE,ETH,ETHC,FIN,FIS,FP,GB,GBM,GED,GEN,GENERALQUESTIONS,GLG,GM,GSCM,HCA,HCS,HHS,HIS,HIST,HLT,HOSP,HPE,HRM,HSA,HSM,HTM,HTT,HUM,HUMN,IFSM,INFT,INT,IS,ISCOM,IT,ITB,JADM,JUS,JWI, LAS,LAW,LAWS,LDR,LEG,LIT,LTC,MA,MAT,MATH,MGMT,MGT,MIS,MKT,MKTG,MTH,NETW,NR,NRS,NSCI,NTC,NUR,NURS,OI,OMM,OPS,ORG,PA,PAD,PCN,PHI,PHL,PHYS,PM,POL,POLI,POS,PPA,PRG,PROJ,PSC,PSY,PSYC,PSYCH,QNT,QRB,RDG,REL,RELI,RES,SBE,SCI,SEC,SOC,SOCS,SPE,SRM,STAT,STR,SYM,TCH,UNV,WEB,XACC,XBIS,XCOM,XECO,XMGT

There are no reviews yet.

Add your review