1. Describe the discipline of sociology and the four main major perspectives covered in our text. 2. Explain what statuses are now how they impact peopleâ€™s interactions and lives. 3. How does social stratification impact individual Americans. 4. Describe culture as you would to an alien creature. 5. According to each of the 4 theories in our text, why does racial and ethic inequality exist? 6. How does gender impact the lives of Americans? 7. Describe the reasons behind the family trends of divorce, cohabitation, and single-parent households. 8. Why are there so many more humans on planet earth than there were just a few hundred years ago? 9. Explain the difference between socialism and capitalism. What are the positives and negatives of each system?