SOC 100 Extra Credit Answer Sheet

SOC100 Extra Credit Answer Sheet

Company Apple Inc

Boardof Directors Person #1: TimothyDonald&nbsp&quotTim&quot&nbspCook

1.What is their racial or ethnic background?

American,from Alabama

2.What is their gender?

Male

3.What is their educational background? Where did they go to school andwhat is their highest degree?

Business,MBA, Duke University, and honorary doctorate from&nbspGeorgeWashington University (Apple Inc, 1).

4.What is their primary occupation?

BusinessExecutive

5.Do they have a military background?

No

6.Have they held formal positions in government?

No

7.Do they have affiliations with other organizations? If so, whichones?

Yes.Boardof Trustees, Duke University

8.Are they outspoken members of particular political parties?

No

9.Do they belong to any specific social clubs?

No

10.Are they often mentioned in news reports? How are they mentioned?

Yes.News about Apple Inc and its products

Boardof Directors Person #2: ArthurD. Levinson

1.What is their racial or ethnic background?

Jewish,

2.What is their gender?

Male

3.What is their educational background? Where did they go to school andwhat is their highest degree?

Bachelor`sdegree, University of Washington Biochemistry PhD, PrincetonUniversity and Postdoctoral position, University of California

4.What is their primary occupation?

Biochemistand Businessman

5.Do they have a military background?

No

6.Have they held formal positions in government?

No

7.Do they have affiliations with other organizations? If so, whichones?

Yes.CEOof&nbspCalico

8.Are they outspoken members of particular political parties?

No

9.Do they belong to any specific social clubs?

No

10.Are they often mentioned in news reports? How are they mentioned?

Yes.Mentioned over Calicoand Apple corporate affairs

Boardof Directors Person #3:

1.What is their racial or ethnic background?

American,from Tennessee

2.What is their gender?

Male

3.What is their educational background? Where did they go to school andwhat is their highest degree?

Governmentstudies, Harvard College, and Bachelors from Boston University

4.What is their primary occupation?

Politician

5.Do they have a military background?

Yes

6.Have they held formal positions in government?

Yes,Former U.S Vice President

7.Do they have affiliations with other organizations? If so, whichones?

Yes,Chair, Alliancefor Climate Protection, and co-founder of&nbspGenerationInvestment Management

8.Are they outspoken members of particular political parties?

Yes,Democratic Party

9.Do they belong to any specific social clubs?

No

10.Are they often mentioned in news reports? How are they mentioned?

Yes.About the Alliancefor Climate Protectionprojects and climate change

FinalQuestions– try to answer these two questions like a sociologist. Use asociological vocabulary and show off what you have learned thissemester:

1.Think about all of your answers about the different people youstudied together. Overall, do you think the answers to thesequestions provide evidence for or against the power eliteperspective?

Theanswers to these questions provide evidence for the power eliteperspective of viewing power relationships in the society. Theresponses to the questions help to understand the minority leadersthat control the selected company.

2.How might a sociologist applying the pluralist model (Witt pg. 224)respond to the limited evidence you have compiled here?

Sociologistswould approve these responses as evidence that power is dispersedwidely throughout the society. According to pluralists, power in thesociety is distributed and no core group is able to assert only itsinterests at the top (Henslin224). Therefore, pluralists would argue that the responses indicatethat there is no specific group holding in to power.

WorksCited

Apple,Inc. Boardof Directors.Web,Accessed, August 18, 2015, &lthttps://www.apple.com/pr/bios&gt

Henslin,James. Downto Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory Readings, FourteenthEdition.NewYork: Simonand Schuster, 2007, Print