Soc 1305 Test I prep guide F07

Soc 1305 Test I prep guide F07 - analysis of structure...

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Study guide for Test I Textbook preparation Use Online resources Always skip “A Closer view” with a few exceptions (see below) Introduction Ch. 1: Basic definitions of sociology; sociological imagination, industrial revolution, leading historical figures (main contributions), 3 Main perspectives, micro and macro sociology, postmodernism, feminism Social Research Ch 2: theory and research cycle, unit of analysis, (in)dependent variables, types of sampling, qualitative v. quantitative methods, types of research (survey, interview etc.), ethics Culture Ch 3: Types of culture, universals, components, change, diversity, ethnocentrism and relativism; high and pop culture; sociological perspectives on conflict Socialization Ch 4: Nature v. Nurture, Theories of Human Development, Sociological theories; agents of socialization, types of socialization, the life course, re/de socialization. Social Structure Ch 5: Components of structure, societal change and stability – historical eras; micro-level
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Unformatted text preview: analysis of structure. Lecture Preparation 3 Sociological Perspectives, sociology defined, 3 general paradigms (including limits and criticisms), manifest functions, latent functions, Theory and Research: theory formulation, methods of research (surveys vs. experiments etc.) Socialization defined, three perspectives on socialization, agents of socialization (big ones: family, peers, school), processes of socialization (instrumental conditioning, observational learning), outcomes of socialization Structures: Roles, statuses, gemeinschaft/gesellschaft, role conflict, expectations, performance, strain, institutions, types of solidarity etc. Culture: Definition, nonmaterial/ material culture, functions of culture, components of culture: symbols, language, values, norms, material culture/ technology; subculture, countercultures...
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