1. A social category of people who share a common culture is referred to as
a. Minority group
b. Dominant group
c. Racial group
d. Ethnic group
2. Race is a status that is
a. A socially constructed category
b. Based on biologically distinctive trai
Exam 2 Review
1. To be considered a group, two or more individuals must.
a. Share goals and norms
b. Have a feeling of unity, or we-ness
d. All of the above
2. Simmel believed that
a. A dyad was basically an unstable social grouping
b. A triad
1. Sociology is defined as the
a. Qualitative analysis of human phenomenon
b. Systematic study of society and social interaction
c. Quantitative analysis of social transgressions
d. Theoretical examination of lifes origins
2. Which of the following men co
1. Which of the following does NOT account for the differences in the
educational system from country to country?
a. Financial resources from the government and population
b. Geographic distribution of male and female students
c. Value placed on education
Big Rapids, Michigan is home to Ferris State University and within its campus is a new museum
with of 9000 items of racist artifacts called the Jim Crow Museum. Its founder, David Pilgram,
a former Sociology professor at Ferris State began collec
Culture is the
learned and shared
ways of believing
and doing within a
Culture is passed
down from one
generation to the
CHARACTERICS OF CULTURE
THE RESEARCH PROCESS
METHODS OF SCIOLOGICAL
derives from the
Research is the tool
used by sociologists to
understand the social
The scientific method is
a systematic, or
THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION
One of the key words in
the definition of sociology
is the term society.
Society is the basic unit
of study of sociologists.
Society is a group of
people who share a
common territory and a
Social Institutions are the organized means
developed within society to meet basic
Basic needs must be met in society in order
for society to survive.
Much of the influence of social institutions
SEX VS. GENDER
biological difference between
male and female
learned expectations and behaviors associated with
members of each sex.
Sex is an ascribed status, gender is the result of
SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND
SOCIAL STRUCTURE IS
Definition: Social structure
consists of a series of predictable
relationships composed of various
positions people occupy.
l The framework or organizational
structure of society.
l The establis
What characteristics are used to define race?
What is a racial group?
What racial groups exist in U.S. society?
What is an ethnic group?
What ethnic groups exist in U.S. society?
How do you define yourself racially