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Unformatted text preview: From lecture What's so hard about studying sexuality? Why is sociology on any topic so difficult to teach-and sit through? What are the stages of grieving as they show up in a sociology class often? What prompts this grieving process (what do we kill off and how)? Know the definition of bad faith and how this plays into a sociological understanding of human behavior. What is the definition of differential access to choice and how does this add to our understanding of human freedom and the power of social forces including stratification and social control? How does being able to recognize what perspective is being utilized contribute to your understanding of information, arguments, etc ..? Is there such a thing as an "objective" perspective according to the definitions utilized in this course? What is the overarching perspective of this class? What does it focus on and what does it filter out? What is the definition of sociology? What does this perspective emphasize/focus on and where does it look for explanations? What is the definition of stratification? Know the definition and examples of ideology. Know the main beliefs in the American Ideology and why those are important as we examine and evaluate sexual practices, arrangements, and social structures sociologically. Know the definition of hegemony and its significance in studying sexuality. Know the definition of sexuality and what that definition reveals about the starting assumptions and perspective of the course. Why would we want to study sexuality from a sociological perspective? Based on the chart and lecture who have been our sex experts in the West over the last 400 years? What was their social status before taking on the study of sexuality? What are the risks of studying sexuality? What has changed over time and what has remained constant? Given this, what can we claim about past repression and "progress?" Know the definition of social control, techniques and agents with examples of each. What is the least effective (long term and broadly applied) form of social control? What technique may make all the others unnecessary? Who are the most effective agents of social control? What is the sociological understanding of social control (is it good or bad or oppressive or necessary or what)? What are perspectives-do they do or cause anything? Is there a perspective that is inherently more "conservative" or "liberal?" Know the assumptions of the social constructionist and biological essentialist perspectives, their focus, examples of questions each would seek to answer and claims that might be made from each perspective. From Syllabus, writing guidelines and other supplements What material are you responsible for (this means it may show up on a quiz or test or be looked for in a paper and there will be consequences if you don't know it)?...
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- Spring '08