1) Why do sociologists study religion? 2) What do sociologists focus on when they study religion? 3) Define religious extremism. 4) What is the connection between religion and absolutist world views? 5) What is the role of religion in social change? 6) What is the role of education in a society? 7) Tell me about the history of education in the U.S. / the rise of compulsory education. 8) Does schooling matter? How? Explain. (Occupation? Income? Social class/mobility?) 9) What is the connection between education and inequality? 10) Discuss how expectations are converted into performance. How do concepts like tracking/labeling and the teacher expectancy effect play into this dynamic?

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