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Unformatted text preview: Study Guide Questions 24/09/2007 11:02:00 1. What are the three course objectives discussed in lecture a. 1. Develop and practice utilizing the sociological imagination i. Individual in social context ii. Things are not what they seem iii. Intersection of culture, history, and biography iv. Ability to see the difference between private troubles and public issues v. Short papers vi. Exploriments-action, observation, interpretation, and connection vii. Media through Sociological Lens-critical analysis from socy perspective viii. Readings ix. Ideas, concepts, information that focus on social phenomena and forces (of explanation and change) x. Discussions b. 2. Understand and utilize the basic theoretical perspectives and key concepts in sociology with special emphasis on the micro, meso, and macro perspectives i. Understand the strengths and limitations of perspectives ii. Develop critical thinking skills iii. Readings that present various perspectives iv. Discussion that asks you to apply different perspectives for an alternative view v. Academic paper-practice analysis through multiple perspectives vi. Test questions that require application of these perspectives and important concepts c. 3. Professional Benefits i. Reading comprehension ii. Test taking iii. Academic writing iv. Critical thinking and argument v. Communication skills vi. College level reading vii. Writing assignments viii. Multiple choice tests ix. Opportunity to argue for points x. Discussion opportunities xi. Rigorous standards of evaluation 2. What are the proper methods for citing concepts, ideas, quotes, and information for any writing assignment in this class? 3. What is the definition of bad faith? What does this highlight when examining human social behavior? a. Peter Bergers sociological frame of Sartres notion of Bad Faith- i. Pretending you gotta or cant is an act of bad faith ii. Evasion of the agony of choice iii. Shadow of human liberty = only possible because we are free to choose or avoid choosing iv. Not all choices are created equal 1. Path of least resistance 2. Deviation from the path has costs and risks 4. What do we mean by structured choice and how does this illustrate privilege and inequality? Some choices are easier than others Not everyone can go to Harvard 5. What are the standards we use in this course for assessing social arrangements or practices in the US as unjust or unfair? Why did I choose those as the standard? Why do I claim they are powerful and appropriate (what examples of others who have referenced them in social change movements do I give?)?...
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