15 September, 2011
Analysis of Churchill
The article Crimes Against Humanity by Ward Churchill contains two major arguments
that lead to the same end; Native Americans face a genocide that is similar to the genocides that
Explain the notion of causality.
Describe the two general categories of research methodsquantitative and
Research 101: The Basics
Compare and contrast deductive and inductive approaches to research.
Views of Inequality
Explain Jean-Jacques Rousseaus idea about the connection between private property
and social inequality.
Explain the notion that inequality is the result of abundance and define
The Sociological Imagination
Sociology is the study of human society.
In the mid-twentieth century, sociologist C. Wright Mills argued that we need
to use our sociological imagination to think critically about the social world
The Sociology of Sociology
The French scholar Auguste Comte, founder of what he called social
physics or positivism, felt that we could better understand society by
determining the logic or scientific laws governing human behavior.
Harriet Martineau, the
Define a dyad and a triad and explain the fundamental differences between these two
types of groups.
Describe the three different roles that a third group member can play when entering a
Explain the relationship b
The Sociological Imagination
Describe what the discipline of sociology studies.
Define the sociological imagination and describe how it makes the familiar
What Is a Social Institution?
Explain what social institutions are an
Definitions of Culture
Describe the evolution of the meaning of the term culture.
Material versus Nonmaterial Culture
Explain the difference between material and nonmaterial culture.
Explain the concept of cultural r
Socialization: The Concept
Explain the concept of socialization.
Limits of Socialization
Describe the nature versus nurture debate.
Theories of Socialization
Describe the difference between self, I, and me in terms of a persons
Sociology and Its Cousins
Sociology focuses on making comparisons across cases to find patterns and
create hypotheses about how societies work now or in the past. Sociology
looks at how individuals interact with one another as well as at how groups,
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Sociology 110, 11:10 AM
4 October 2011
Poverty: The Human in Shambles
Poverty has been an increasing problem around the world, with poverty rates increasing
even in places like the United States. Sabrina Tavernise of the New York Times stated
10 November, 2011
The article Why Dont They Just Play By the Rules by Monica Hernandez
answers the question many of us have, which is simply, why dont they just play by the
rules, the they in this instance meaning ille
Sociology 110 Section 001
Ehrenreich and Poverty
The excerpt of Could you afford to be poor? by Barbara Ehrenreich gives deep insights
and a personal anecdote; which adds to her credibility on the topic of the poor. Due to the added
Sociology 110, 11:10
29 November, 2011
Toward a New Vision by Hill Collins is an excellent piece about dealing with the
problems we have within our selves before we can begin to destroy the human-constructed views
What Is Social Deviance?
Define social deviance and understand the difference between formal and informal
Explain how ideas about what is deviant change over time and how these changes are
reflected in society.