Common Final Essay
On the day of the Essay Test,
1. Using the 3 Perspectives of Sociology, choose an element or aspect of society and
demonstrate your understanding of each Perspective by explaining how the area of society
would be understood and explained. For each Perspective, identify key people, terms and
concepts in making the connections and demonstrating your mastery in understanding the
Functionalist, Conflict and Interactionist Perspectives.
2. In viewing population change within a society, explain the 3 main factors influencing
population growth. In addition, discuss how population growth differs in a society based
upon technology and the different types of societies. Finally, identify 3 pros/cons of
population growth and urbanization in a society using key terms and concepts in covering
each area and making connections demonstrating your mastery of population changes in
3. In looking at the individual in society, discuss in detail the argument on each side of the
nature vs. nurture debate. In doing so, identify specific studies, terms and people associated
with each. Finally, identify which of the two you most associate with and why, using specific
examples from your own experiences in your lifetime.