Sociology 211

Second midterm examination

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2004

Answer each of the three parts – within each part you have choices.  (45 total points).


A.  Short explanation (3 x 5 = 15 points).  Select three (3) of the following and briefly explain its significance for issues in this course.

1.       Skilled worker category.

2.       Group migration.

3.       Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

4.       Immigration stage of 1760 to the War of 1812.

5.       Green Paper on Immigration.

6.       Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) program.

7.       Migration as human right.

8.       Ethnic divisions in Fiji.

9.       Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (C11)..

10.   Second generation.

11.   Protected persons, refugees, and asylum seekers.


B.  Statements (2 x 7.5 = 15 points).  Select two (2) of the following and explain the statement or quote, setting it in context.

1.       “Ethnic groups are created by population movements.”

2.       “The race relations cycle in societies where a migrant population imposes its social order differs sharply from the cycle where the indigenous population is superordinate.”

3.       “The effect of status drop or dislocation on the psychological well-being of immigrants can be substantial.” 

4.       “Canada is perfectly within her rights in selecting the persons whom we regard as desirable future citizens.”

5.       “Immigrant men and women often earn as much as native-born Canadians, but when variations in human capital and other job-related features are taken into account, immigrants, especially women and visible minorities, are often disadvantaged in the labour market.”

6.       “Social capital in the form of connections with friends, acquaintances, associations, and organizations is a key factory in helping new immigrants with economic integration.”


C.  Paragraph (15 points).  Write a paragraph on one (1) of the following topics.

1.       Isajiw distinguishes three types of international migration.  State what these are and explain how they have can have different consequences for ethnic relations.

2.       Explain the meaning of “push” and “pull” factors in migration and why these may be inadequate to constructing a full account of migration.

3.       The period from the late 1800s to the first world war is key in understanding the ethnic structure of Canada today.

4.       The ethnic composition of Canada has changed as a result of new patterns of immigration over the last twenty-five years