April 26, 2013
April 12, 2013
Privilege: I can date whomever I want.
Situation: Dating people of different genders have opened my eyes and allowed me to
experience new things and different view. Many years ago it was looked
Crime, Violence, and Criminal Justice
-Norms are rules and expectations that a society uses to
guide its members
-Unwritten rules that are expected to be followed
-Punishments ranging from stares or warnings to social
-Ex: talking loudly in
-Importance of Work
-Work provides income for people to subsist
-Work gives people something to be proud of
-Many individuals identify themselvesby their work
-Two major structural changes in the economy in the U.S
Theory is a word that is defined in many ways from person to person. In my
definition, I believe theory is an idea that someone has with some sort of clue. For
instance, I could say the world is ending in 2050. I came
On a daily basis, there are many different expectations between men and women
in different environments. Women were clearly more apparent when it came to working
in a grocery store or dining court. I believe this, due
To start off with the question, I am going to place myself into a category for
each of the big topics. I identify my class to be upper class, my race to be Asian,
my ethnicity to be Indian, and my gender to
Crime is a big and general topic that covers a broad spectrum of things.
However, lets focus on murder and burglary today. Murder is the intentional
killing of another person and is considered a violent crime (
The definition of a social problem is a condition that undermines the well
being of some or all members of a society (Notes). The simple explanation to
social problems is looking at how people view a problem.
From class, we had learned that McDonaldization had 4 principles. The first
principle is Efficiency. Efficiency is the principle that allows for products to be
produced quickly (Notes). However, the down turn o
A good example of someone losing face in the media is Mohammad Islam. If
you havent heard, a 17-year-old teenager from queens said that he had won 77 million
dollar from investments. He had this whole story made up
-Systematic study of human societies
-Society is people who live within some territory and share
many patterns of behavior
-Sociological imagination - C. Wright Mills - The ability to see
how you and other individuals fit into and are affecte
This lecture covers the Heathwood reading.
Our Topic Today
We are not talking about morality in this lecture.
We are not going to talk about right and wrong, or
about what anyone ought to do in any situation.
We are going to talk about a rel
March 22, 2013
Social Problems 220
Gender Analysis Movie Review
I decided to watch the movie The Hangover both for the humor and the plot line. This
movie is about a bachelor, Doug, who is getting married. Him and his friends take
Logic Lecture 1
Arguments: Premises, Conclusions, and
How to Identify and Clearly State Them;
Necessary & Sufficient Conditions
This lecture covers section 1.1 and 1.2
of the Hurley reading.
What is Logic, anyway?
This is a philosophical question, and at
CS121 Exam Bullet Points:
1. Come at least 5 minutes before your session starts. Wait outside the door to the lab until you
are invited inside. Seating is not assigned, but please move as far towards the back of the lab as
2. Bring your UMass ID
Introduction to Sociology; Exam 2 Review Guide
Difference between income and wealth
History of why U.S. wages were higher than elsewhere
Great Compression of incomes from 1930-1975
Growth in income inequality post 1975
Productivity versus w
and Moral Universalism
This lecture covers the Rachels (CH2) reading.
As we will understand it, MORAL RELATIVISM (or
MR, for short) says two things:
First, it says that it is morally permissible to do whatever
Utilitarianism: Part 1
This lecture covers the Bykvist reading.
Connecting Well-being and Morality
Not all moral theories directly involve the notion of well-being.
E.g., DCT doesnt directly involve this notion.
But to many people it seems its hard to
It's well known that 1 dog year equals approximately 7 human years. The code below uses a Scanner object to
read a text file,dogYears.txt, that contains dog names and dog ages. The program changes each dog's actual
dog age to human years (by multiplyin
Utilitarianism: Part 2
This lecture covers the Driver reading.
To maximize is to choose an action such that
no other action you could have chosen would
have resulted in a higher UHWL.
So, another way to state Utilitarianism goes
Logic: Part 2
Deductive vs. Inductive Arguments;
Validity and Soundness
This lecture covers section 1.3 and 1.4 of
the Hurley reading.
Good vs. Bad Arguments
Recall that, loosely speaking, an argument (in the logical sense) is a presentation of reasons t
Social Selves &
G.H. Mead (1863-1931): Basics
of Symbolic Interactionism
Realism: The individual is a
product of society and social interaction.
Behaviorism: Human beings are