finrev-1 - SOCIOLOGY 1004[94847 Introductory Sociology...

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SOCIOLOGY 1004 [94847] Introductory Sociology FINAL REVIEW SHEET The Final Exam will take place on Tuesday December 11 th from 3:25 – 5:25. It will consist of Matching Questions, True/False Questions, Multiple Choice Questions, and Short Essay Questions. The Final, which is worth 30% of your course grade, will be cumulative. However, it will focus heavily on Chapters 8-13 in the Text Book as well as other terms & concepts that we’ve covered since the Midterm. TERMS TO BE FAMILIAR WITH: Symbolic Interactionism - Symbolic interactionsists contend that society is possible because human beings have the ability to communicate with one another by means of symbols. They say that we act toward people, objects, and events on the basis of the meanings we impart to them. Consequently, we experience the Structural Functionalism - The perspective sees society as a system. Funcionalists identify the structural characteristics and functions and dysfunctions of institutions, and distinguish between manifest functions and latent functions. Functionalists also typically assume that most members of a society share a consensus regarding their core beliefs and values. Conflict Perspective - The conflict approach draws much of its inspiration from the work of Karl Marx and argues that the structure of society and the nature of social relationships are the result of past and ongoing conflicts. The Sociological Imagination - the ability to see our private experiences, personal difficulties, and achievements as entwined with the structural arrangements of our society and the historical times in which we live. Macrosociology - The study of large-scale and long-term social processes Microsociology - The detailed study of what individuals say, do, and think moment by moment as they go about their daily lives. Manifest Functions - Consequences that are intended and recognized by the participants in a system. Latent Functions - consequences that are neither intended nor recognized by the participants in a system.
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Roles – Culturally defined rights and duties set by a particular status. Social Structure - The interweaving of people’s interactions and relationships in more or less recurrent and stable patterns. Culture - The social heritage of a people; those learned patterns for thinking, feeling, and acting that are transmitted from one generation to the next, including the embodiment of these patterns in material items. Value-Free Sociology - The view of Max Weber that sociologists must not allow their personal biases to affect the conduct of their scientific research. Institutions – The principal instruments whereby the essential tasks of living are organized, directed, and executed. Social Processes -
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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