A statement of how variables are expected to be related to one another, often according
to predictions from a theory.
Example: If X, then Y (X = independent variable, Y = dependent variable).
A group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish it from another
group (from the text).
Another social construction!
No genetic support for the concept of race.
Human genome project/research revealed th
Useful to look at the way gender is stratified.
Stratified males and females unequal access to power, prestige, and property based
on their sex.
The mostly invisible barrier that keeps women from advan
What is social class? Money, occupational prestige, educational level, social location,
appearance. (This is known as conceptualization.)
How would you group people based on the above concepts? (This is known as
John Gagnon and William S. Simon
Offers the notion that a persons sexual behavior and experience of that behavior is
influences by their subjective understanding of their own sexua
Analyses of Health Care From the Perspective of Each of Sociologys Theoretical
Structural Functionalism views society as a system. The system is made up of
parts with separate functions that together run
March 21, 2012
I was born on March 1st, 1993 in Edison, New Jersey to Manish and Vanita Patel.
My father was an immigrant from Gujarat, India just like my mom. He came to America
when he twenty-five years old unlike my mom, who came when she
April 19, 2012
Contrasting Modern Society vs. a Traditional Amish Society
Much of Sociology focuses on the evolution from a simple, traditional society to a
modern, more complex one. Our society can be considered a modern one, where
Chapter 3, Class Discussion Questions
Charity Johnson Story
By: Sarah Mahmoud
1. In what ways does Charitys story show the importance of social interaction/socialization on
childhood/adolescent development and her developing sense of self/ social identity