CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Introduction to Sociology (10 Weeks)
Jo A. Simpson (Waters)
Humanities and Sciences/Room 232
(Please do not take documents or assignments for this course to
1. Prove that a college education really pays across a persons lifetime, through citing
specific statistics. (Include specific charts and graphs to the discussion and your summary.)
According to the US Bureau of Labor statistics as shown in Fig 1, t
Think about your carbon footprint. What impact do you personally have on the linear model in the
video? Do you believe there is something you can do personally to help turn the linear model into the
circular model suggested at the end of the video? Are th
1. What characteristics of the bureaucracy were helpful in getting done what you
wanted to accomplish? (Your response must include a discussion of each of Webers
five characteristics in the ideal type of the bureaucracy)
I worked in a hospital pharmacy. I
Description of Social Stratification
1.1 Describe social stratification (specific to the social stratification you have chosen:
gender, race, age or social class). Cite your source!
According to Giddens social stratification is the structured inequalities
Child labor, a scar that
This is a photo taken by Krix
Berberian, of a child laborer
in Kabul, Afghanistan. Here
is a moment of a child working for 10 hours per day, selling sugarcane juice on the sidewalk.
The photo title is phrased as Chil
1. Identify what conclusions can be drawn regarding the association between religion
and social class, religion and race, and religion and gender.
Social class is an indicator of religious affiliation, with upper class members concentrated
in formal denom
Gender wage gap is the difference between male and female income. Ludsteck studied the
relationship between gender segregation and wage discrimination. He went on to explore that not
jobs are open to women. Women have a hard time breaking into the male do
Identify what social factors seem to contribute to a rise in criminality.
Several factors contribute to a rise in criminality. According differential association,
family, peer pressure from friends and neighborhoods contribute to criminality.
1. After reading Chapter 8 & 9 in your textbook, reviewing the online lesson and
.watching the video, identify and discuss how at least 2 different sociological theories
(conflict, functionalism and/or symbolic interactionism) explain the problem of
Compile a list of characteristics of those who don't have insurance.
Low or lack of income tends to be the overall characteristic of the individuals without health
Race is a contributing factor as the minorities are mostly uninsured
Adorno et al. (1950) proposed that prejudice is the results of an individuals
They piloted and developed a questionnaire, which they called the F-scale (F for
fascism). Adorno argued that deep-seated personality
Auguste Comte (b. 1798), the French philosopher and social theorist, is known as the originator of both positivism
and sociology. His philosophical system sought to discover and perfect the proper political and social arrangement for
Early Social Research and Martineau
Prejudice is an unjustified or incorrect attitude (usually negative) towards an
individual based solely on the individuals membership of a social group.
For example, a person may hold prejudiced views towards a certain race or gender etc.
Social conflict theory is a Marxist-based social theory which argues that
individuals and groups (social classes) within society have differing amounts of
material and non-material resources (such as the wealthy vs. the poor) and that
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
The United States government did something that was wrongdeeply, profoundly, morally wrong. It was
an outrage to our commitment to integrity and equality for all our citizens. . . . clearly racist.
President Clinton's apol
process by which culture is passed from one generation to the next and
through which individuals become members of their society, beginning soon
after birth; acquisition of "ways of seeing" reality
process by which cultural too
zero population growth
women bearing only enough children to reproduce the population
chart or graph intended to represent the age and sex of a population
process by which a countrys population becomes smaller becau
Body Mass Index for age
a measure of weight compared to those with in their age group
when the child is below weight level for their height and age group
when the child is a healthy level in comparison to their age group
scientific study of human society and social behavior. its purpose is to teach
us about social groups in a way that cannot be attain through common or
requires theories that can be tested by research