At the start of the semester I mentioned a book called Sociology as a Life and Death Issue and explained my fondness for the title of this book as it relates to my own views about the value of thinking sociologically.
For the essay portion of the exam you need to write a maximum 3 page reflection essay on the idea that sociology is a matter of life or death. Your essay should show your knowledge of the course material, critical reflection on the essay topic and basic ideas presented in the course, and ability to support your claims with logic/evidence. A well written essay will show an integrated knowledge of the course material.
Please note that simply regurgitating my lectures/course content is not sufficient – I am looking for a thoughtful and critical answer to the essay question. Be concise and thoughtful in your answer. I will not read beyond the 3 page limit.