University of Maryland Culture & Global Stratification Questions Discussion

Question Description

If you quote from the book, use proper APA formatting.

Please number your answers.

Your paragraph(s) should include a topic sentence, at least four supporting sentences and a transition or a concluding sentence.In other words, your answers should be detailed, informative, and coherent.

For each question below there is a chapter dedicated to OpenStax College, which was given to you in this course under the Course Content. You all used different chapters from this virtual book all semester long. You now need to use them one more time, for the Finals.

Formatting should be Times New
Roman 12 font and double-spaced between each response. The exam should be 3-4


  1. A) What are the shared components of culture? Name them and give real life examples.

B) Define and explain Pre-Industrial and Industrial societies according to Gerhard Lenski. Give examples. (Chapter 4)

2. A)What does global stratification refer to?

B) During the Cold War era (1945–1980), world countries were classified as first world, second world, and third world nations based on respective economic development and standards of living. Nowadays, this language is no longer used. Rather countries are classified and categorized based on World Bank Economic Classification by Income. What are these categorizations? Name them and give examples for each. (Chapter 10)

3.Distinguish between monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, and polygyny as covered in Chapter 14! First define the concepts and then provide real life examples for each case (think of examples on your own).

Which do we have as a US cultural norm?

4.Define Assimilation, Pluralism, Segregation, and Genocide? First outline the concepts and then provide examples for each case from the US or world history (or current events). (Openstax College, Chapter 11)

Prof. Angela


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