WEEK ONE LECTURE
The Sociological Perspective
The sociological 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.
This perspective stresses the broader social conte
Lecture Week Two
The concept of culture is sometimes easier to grasp by description rather than definition. All human groups possess culture, which consists of their language, beliefs, values, norms, and material objects that are passed from one
DEFINITION OF A MINORITY GROUP: A GROUP THAT IS DISRIMINATED AGAINST
ON THE BASIS OF THE MEMBERS PHYSICAL OR CULTURAL
A. RACE A GROUP WITH INHERITED PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT
DISTINGUISHES IT FROM ANOTHR GROUP
CHAPTER 11 SEX AND GENDER
A. GENDER STRATIFICATION REFERS TO MENS AND WOMENS UNEQUAL
ACCESS TO POWER, PRESTIGE AND PROPERTY.
SEX AND GENDER MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS
SEX IS BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS (MALE/FEMALE) PRIMARY SEX
ORGANS (RELATED TO REPRODUCTIO
SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA
Most sociologists have adopted Webers definition of social class as:
A large group of people who rank closely to one another in terms of wealth, power,
Wealth consists of property and income
Lecture Week Three
What is Human Nature?
Nature (heredity) and Nurture (social environment) both influence human behavior. This has
been shown through the studies of feral, isolated or institutionalized children. These studies
CHAPTER NINE LECTURE NOTES
Social stratification is a system in which people are divided not layers according to their
relative power, property, and prestige.
The nations of the world, as well as the people wit
Lecture Week Six
Deviance and Social Control
1) What is Deviance?
Sociologists use the term deviance to refer to any violation of norms. According to
sociologist Howard S. Becker, it is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that
Lecture Week Four
Social Structure and Social interaction and
How Sociologist do Research
This week we are doing both chapters four and five.
1. Levels of Sociological Analysis
(which focuses on the broad features of social structure) and microsociology
Lecture Week Five
Societies to social networks
Bureaucracy and Formal Organizations
Social Groups and Societies
The essential feature of a group is that its members have something in common
and believe that this commonality is significant. Groups are the