INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY
Sociology is the study of patterned, group behavior behavior observed over and
over again. It informs us that, through the sociological perspective:
A) things are not what they seem:
Course Paper Topic Proposal
Dr. Abercrombie, I would like to write my paper on gang violence. The title of the paper will be
Causes of Gang Violence. I have three sociological references so far.
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Infancy to Old Age
What is socialization?
Socialization is basic to human development, and we may
think of it as a given and not give much thought to it.
Without social contact, a person would not seem very
human to other
Sociology: Theory, Perspective, and
The Sociological Perspective
Sociology can change how you see the world.
Sociology is the systematic study of human society.
The point of view to study sociology is called the
What is the difference between
deviance and crime?
Society teaches us all to conform to countless rules at least
most of the time.
What are some of these rules?
Deviance is the recognized violation of cultural norms.
Deviance can be
What is culture?
Culture is the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and
the material objects that together form a peoples way
It is a societys entire way of life.
It includes what we are thinking, how we act, and what
A social group is two or more people who identify with and interact
with one another.
From a world of families, local neighborhoods, and small businesses,
our society now relies on the operation of huge
Sexuality and Society
Sex refers to the biological distinction between females
Sex is not the same as gender. Gender is an element
of culture and refers to the personal traits and patterns
of behavior that a culture attaches t
What is social stratification?
Social stratification is a system by which a society ranks
categories of people in a hierarchy.
1. Social stratification is a trait of society, not simply a reflection
of individual differ
Social Interactions in
The process by which people act and react in relation
Status is a social position that a person holds.
A status set is all the statuses a person holds at a given
Brigmon, Feature Film Analysis
Natasha Brigmon, SOC 2010 Feature Film Analysis
The Shawshank Redemption is an American film written and directed by Frank Darabont.
It was filmed the United Statesspecifically Mainebut the Ohio State Reformatory was set as