What Is Social Class?
A. There are the poor and the rich, and then there are you and I, neither poor nor rich.
This summarizes the level of consciousness most Americans have regarding social
class. The fact is that sociologists have
Systems of Social Stratification
A. Social stratification is the division of large numbers of people into layers according to
their relative power, property, and prestige. It applies to both nations and to people
within a nation, soc
The Sociological Perspective
A. This perspective is important because it provides a different way of looking at familiar
worlds. It allows us to gain a new vision of social life.
B. The sociological perspective is an approach t
What is Deviance?
A. Sociologists use the term deviance to refer to any violation of rules and norms. From a
sociological perspective, deviance is relative. Definitions of what is deviant vary
across societies and from one group to a
The scientific study of society and human
People who share a culture and a territory
Functionalist and conflict perspective
1st to propose that the scientific method be
applied to social life and
Social Group Consist of 2 or more people!
Most Societies OVERPOWER individuals
As groups grow the structure and function of
the group tend to develop a more FORMAL
Durkheim- small groups serve as li
Levels of Sociological Analysis
A. People are influenced by the norms and beliefs of their cultures and society. This
influence can take a more personal and intimate level or a more general and widespread
level that affects large num
is defined as the process by which
we act toward and react to people
SI begins at age 0, changes over
time based on situation
Symbolic Perspective of Interaction
Our perception of Reality shape our
For Sociologist it refers to
Taken for Granted
Example: The Last thing a fish would notice
would be Water
ones culture and way of life are superior to
Ones own group is
Society Makes Us Human
A. There has been and continues to be considerable debate over whether
nature (heredity) or nurture (social environment) most determines human
behavior. Studies of feral, isolated, and institutionalized child
Sociologist refer to this as society makes
How we acquire a social identity
What makes us Human?
Nature vs. Nurture
Human Nature is Innate= Nature
Human development is Largely due to the
What is Culture?
A. The concept of culture is sometimes easier to grasp by description than by definition.
All human groups possess culture, which consists of the language, beliefs, values,
norms, and material objects that are pa
1. Health is ever-changing process of achieving individual potential in the physical, social
emotional, mental, spiritual, and environmental dimensions.
2. For a child born in 2011 their life expectancy is the age of 78 ye
1.) There is a theory that a form of internal thermostat controls our weight and fights to maintain this
weight around a narrowly set range. Name this theory.
Set point theory .
2.) Explain what BMI (Body Mass Index) is
BMI is a description to body weight
KAMRIE PAIGE WALTERS
INSTRUCTOR: MRS. CHISHOLM
American weddings are the most diverse
and flexible in the world. Some of the many
traditions are not unique to the U.S.
because they are all derived from different