I love online education! My schedule does not allow me to take traditional classroom courses, so I am extremely grateful for this technological advancement in education. Sometimes I miss listening to lectures and watching PowerPoint presentations, as I am
My high school definitely funneled students into the basic tracks: general, college prep, and honors. However, students were able to reach an even higher level, called Advanced Placement. I fit into this category until my junior year. In order to continue
I am grateful to live in an extremely diverse community. Although I have no statistical data to be sure, I would not be surprised to learn that my community has representation from all the different types of people that live in the United States. I believ
The number of children living in poverty is alarming. Our book states that, One out of every five children lives in poverty. This statistic is disturbing, to say the least. What can we expect of the next generation? Are children expected to overcome pover
Social networks are the social links, or ties, that extend outward from your-self connecting you to other people. Similarities that create such links, or ties, include culture, religion, gender, age, race, social class, family, and any other characteristi
Socialization is the process by which people learn the skills and knowledge necessary in order to function within their particular society, or culture and territory. We are socialized by the mass media by interpreting the information given or shown. For e
One of my most deeply held assumptions about social life is the importance of family. In my reality, the love and support of a family is extremely influential in proper positive self development and when in existence can be easily taken-for-granted. I als
On-line Study Guide for the Midterm Chapters 1-6 Chapter 1 The Sociological perspective Society, Social location C. Wright Mills (connection between history and biography) The Origins of Sociology Social upheaval and the scientific method Comte and Positi
Describe the current trends affecting marriage and family life in the United States.
Current trends affecting marriage and family life in the United States include postponing marriage, cohabitation, unmarried mothers, divorce, and remarriage. Beginning a
Explain how race can be both a reality and a myth and distinguish between the concepts of race and ethnicity.
The concept of race is essentially a biological myth supported by a social reality. The evidence that a group of people is distinguished from an
According to our book, social stratification is the division, or ranking, of groups of people into layers according to their relative wealth, prestige, and power. Social stratification occurs between different nations, societies, and groups, as well as,
Group dynamics, as defined in our text, are the ways in which individuals affect the groups and the ways in which groups influence individuals. The size of the group is significant to its dynamics in terms of stability, intimacy, attitudes, and behaviors
Studies of feral, isolated, and institutionalized children tell us that the social environment is a crucial factor in a childs development into a functional member of society. We learn that humans dont have a natural language, as in the case of Isabella.
The sociological perspective is a way of looking at human behavior in a social context in an effort to gain understanding. Through this perspective, sociologists are able to correlate social location with patterns in behavior, giving insight to an explana
Activity (20 points) For this assignment you will need to do a little research on your own (I have provided a few websites to provide a starting place for you). Your text does address both issues, so please use that information as a foundation and then bu
Some of the programs in California that to increase child nutrition and health care to children that are living in poverty, include: Women Infants Children (WIC), Healthy Families Program, and Medi-Cal. I learned about all three programs on the California
In her controversial book, The Nurture Assumption, Judy Rich Harris analyses reveal that, contrary to existing popular theory or opinion, parents have little to no influence on the type of person a child becomes in relation to personality, intelligence, o
I am taking this class not only as a requirement for my major, but to increase my understanding of human behavior particularly in those who I associate with daily and impact my life. The study of sociology to me is a method in understanding how society an