Soc001 paper 1 final

Soc001 paper 1 final - Kim 1 Chung Hyun Kim (SID#860884363)...

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Kim 1 Chung Hyun Kim (SID#860884363) Sociology 001 Prof. Guenther 10/29/10 Campus Cafeteria, Where the Entire Social Cultures At! In sociology, culture is very vital in the formation of societal norms and values. This is because it comprises behaviors, beliefs, objects and the characteristics that are distinct for a certain society or group. Through culture, people from a certain group or society define themselves, contribute to the society and conform top societal values and norms. “Education forms an integral part of every human being and with the advent in technology in the modern world most schools enroll students from different cultures.” (Friedland and Roger 68) For these students to work together to acquire knowledge from school, they have to engage in intercultural interactions, especially in the public places in school. The Cafeteria is one public area in the schools where different students from different cultures interact while taking their meals. For this reason, how does culture affect student interactions in the school cafeteria? In carrying out research as a sociologist, different aspects are incorporated because many people believe that sociological research comes up with such facts that were already known to people prior to the research. Instead of focusing on the statistical data, this paper will focus on a clear sociological explanation. As per research, most students in the cafeteria will join the groups in which they can blend easily. This is because the aspect of intercultural interactions is difficult owing to the different cultural beliefs, values and norms. “A certain aspect might be valued by one culture while it is not valued in another culture.” (Mills 15) A conflict might easily arise between two students, owing to the differences in their cultural beliefs, norms and values. For
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Kim 2 this reason, when a student has selected a table in the cafeteria, he or she is keen to select a table in which the members belong to his culture or a culture that is similar to theirs. This is because for interaction to exist successfully, communication forms an integral
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Kevin during the Fall '07 term at UC Riverside.

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Soc001 paper 1 final - Kim 1 Chung Hyun Kim (SID#860884363)...

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