SOC 105 Exam 1 Review

SOC 105 Exam 1 Review - 11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology...

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Textbook Ch. 1: why study sociology, sociological imagination, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, George Simmel, functionalist perspectives, conflict perspectives, symbolic interactionist perspectives Ch. 2: Culture and Society, Values and Norms, Cultural Change and Cultural Diversity, Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism Ch. 3: No Social Psychological Theories of Human Development. Special Emphasis on pg 71-72, Isolation and Nonhuman Primates, Isolated Children, and Genie. Know rest of chapter Ch. 7: What is Deviance? Who defines Deviance? Functional Perspective, Conflict Perspective, Interactionist Perspective, Occupational and Corporate Crime, Street Crime. Reader 1, 7, 8, 5, 12, 17, 20, 30, 32
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Chapter 1 Sociology: the systematic study of human society Sociological perspective: seeing the general in the particular – Peter Berger Sociology helps us see general patterns in the behavior of particular people The general categories into which we fall shape our particular life experiences Emile Durkheim: social forces are at work even in intensely personal actions, i.e. suicide Some categories of people are more likely than others to take their own lives Strong social ties vs. more individualistic people Global perspective: study of the larger world and our society’s place in it Where we live shapes the lives we live. Societies throughout the world are increasingly interconnected. Many social problems that we face in the United States are far more serious elsewhere. Thinking globally helps us learn more about ourselves. Applying the sociological perspective: Sociology is at work guiding many of the laws and policies that shape our lives. Making use of the sociological perspective leads to important personal growth and expanded awareness. Studying sociology is excellent preparation for the world of work. Helps assess the truth of “common sense” Are common beliefs really true and why are they so widely held? Helps us see the opportunities and constraints in our everyday lives.
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SOC 105 Exam 1 Review - 11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology...

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