Introduction to Sociology (SOCI101), Online
August 2015 December 2015
Instructor: Lyndie Christensen Nader
The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. Pierre Bourdieu
Bureaucracy (key characteristics)
An organizational model rationally designed to perform tasks efficiently
Regularly create & revise policy to increase efficiency
Max Weber identified 6-key elements of the ideal bureaucracy
1. Specialization (people as
Do not play child. Simply Pray. In the article "Sea Monster Vs. Barbie Girls" Messner defines genders culture, structure, and interaction. Gender as interaction is the level at which people perform gender. Gender as Structure is the reflection, recre
Introduction to Sociology Spring 2017
What is Sociology?
The scientific study of society and human behaviors
Study of human society
people who share a culture and a territory
large group of people who live in the same area and partic
Sociology Ch. 2 Notes: Culture
What Is Culture?
o Culture- The language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that
characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next.
o Material Culture- The material objects that d
Sociology Ch.1 Notes: The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
o Seeing the Broader Social Context
Sociological Perspective- Understanding human behavior by placing it within its
broader social context. How people are influenced by their
What is deviance?
"Deviance is the recognized violation of cultural norms" (Marcionis, pg 216)
wordnetweb.princeton.edu defines deviance as state or condition markedly different from
It is an instance of not conforming to how, when or what socie
1. How does the sociological perspective make us (meaning humanity) seem
less in control of our lives?
The Sociological perspective makes humanity seem less in control of our lives
because of the general categories into which we fall that shape our life e
Chapter 3 Notes
1. Of or relating to or including several cultures
2. Appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple ethnic cultures
1. Way of thinking, ways of acting & the material objects that
together form a p
Chapter 1 Notes
1. Systematic study of human society
2. First developed in countries experiencing rapid social
3. Term coined by Auguste Comte in
Personal value of studying
a. seeing the opportunities an
Sociology Reaction Paper 4
25 April 2011
1. From the list above, what type of family did you grow up in?
Single Parent Family (Mother)
2. How do you define family?
I believe family is that of people who car
Sociology Reaction Paper 3
1. How is this information similar to that presented in your textbook?
a. They both describe in detail the definition of prejudice, discrimination, and
stereotypes. We learn prejudice from our in-group and
Sociology Reaction Paper 2
16 March 2011
I was unable to make the budget work out. I cut out health care but that means when my
child is sick I will either have to take a day off work and wait in line at the free clinic or if his/
Reaction Paper 1
10 February 2011
Folkways are the norms that members of a society see as not being critical and that may
be broken without severe punishment. My plan is to begin a conversation with a family member,
a friend, and an acquain
Elizabeth J Bartz 2/29/08
Sociology Recitation Discussion Leading
Experiences of Discrimination Among African America, Asian America, and Latino Adolescents in an Urban High School. By Susan Rakosi Rosenbloom & Niobe Way.
Introduction Susan Rakosi
Introduction to Sociology 1/11/17
Origins of Sociology:
3 main events set the stage for challenging tradition and the emergence of sociology:
o Industrial Revolution
o American and French Revolutions
Auguste Comte = posi