1. What is sociology?
What is sociology? Study of social interaction between people
Questions sociologist like to ask? (ie: How is that behavior a picture of larger social norms? What are the larger societal factors
shaping this behavior? (Culture,
DEFINTION OF SOCIOLOGY The systematic study of human society and social interaction
AUGUSTE COMTE - Considered the founder of sociology, created the term sociology, and the
term positivism a belief that the world could be best understood throu
People for structural func
Structural Functionalism (MACRO)
How things work together
Society is composed of interrelated parts
ex. what would happen to the world if Ro
Chapters 7, 10, 11 and 12 in the Text
Power Point slides for the topics: Race and Ethnic Inequality, Gender Inequality,
Sexuality, Deviance notes you have taken on these topics.
Notes taken on the film, Blue Eyes Brown Eyes
MindTap assignments for these t
1.What is non-institutional deviance and how does it differ from
institutional deviance. (20)
Non-Institutional deviance is the type of deviance that one pursues by choice. The
deviant takes an active role in presenting a specific image to others. Institu
Sociology 1310 Exam 2 review
Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 8 in the Text, Study:
Power Point slides for the topics: Socialization, Social Structure and Social
Interaction, and Stratification/Social Inequality notes you have taken on
Notes taken on
Exam I Outline
b. Business Entity Types
c. Accounting Equation
i. Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity
d. Financial Statements
i. Order of Preparation
Professor: Dr. David R. Dietrich
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TA: Jonathan Cronin
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STATUS ROLES AND ROLE ALLOCATION
A STATUS is a position in society. One status is professor; another is student.
A ROLE is the rights and obligations associated with a status (social position).
A professors role includes the right to give exams and the ob
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION: WHY DO HUMANS BEHAVE AS THEY
Sociological imagination is the ability to see the impact of social forces on individuals, especially on their
private lives. Social forces in society shape values, attitudes, and behaviors.
What functional prerequisites are made more difficult to solve because of stratification? Tension management,
integration, goal attainment and adaptation!
How have societies helped the poor adjust to their unhappy lot in life (and thus deal with tension
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
TYPES OF FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS
a. Normative organizations. These are voluntary, usually morally
worthwhile. They often are community service affiliatedPTA, Red
Cross, Kiwanis Club, Political Parties, Religious Organizations.
Life Chancesopportunities to provide one with material goods, living
conditions, and good life experiences. They are seen in education, housing and
health care. A very real example of class position and life chances can be seen
through Hurricane K
WHAT IS DEVIANCE?
Any behavior, belief, or condition
that violates significant social
norms in the society or group in
which it occurs
Defined by society
Relative and cultural
Degree of seriousness (fol
and Social Structure Chapter 4
Sociology of everyday
life through interaction
foundation for our
Social Structures are
institutions and social
INEQUALITIES OF RACE AND
Race is a group of people with inherited
physical characteristics that distinguish it
from another group
Myth 1: any race is superior to others
Myth 2: pure races exist
Collection of people disti
Distinction between sex and gender
Nature vs. Nurture
Sex: biological characteristics
Gender: social characteristics involved in
the construction of masculinities and
Henslin, James. M. Essentials of S
Review for exam III
Intro to sociology
Test date: Monday, April 11th (MW Classes) and Tuesday, April 12th (TTH
This test will contain approximately 40 mc/tf questions. Bring a pencil!
Gender and Sexuality (chapter 10)
SOCIAL CLASS AND
A system by which a society ranks categories of
people in a hierarchy.
Every society has some stratification, but it varies
greatly in its form, importance, relevance, and
impact on its peop
Intro to Sociology February 4, 2015
Broad assumptions about how society works and is put together.
o You may have individual theories that fall under these assumptions.
Framework for understanding, interpreting, explaining socia
Intro to Sociology 2/11/15 - Doing Sociological Research
o Derives from scientific method
o Both quantitative (statistical analysis) and qualitative (interpret
analysis) studies are used in modern sociology.
o Both are empirical care
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY: January 28, 2015
Sociological Imagination according to C. Wright Mills (1959)
o A lens for understanding social life. it helps you to focus on
something specific. If you have a wide-angle lens you can see a lot more
up close and spread
Intro to Sociology February 2, 2015 Notes
o What is it?
Not only differences in group affiliations. How changes take place
as a result of that.
o Why is it important?
Society in a Global Perspective
o This perspective helps us see the patterns
Intro to Sociology March 9, 2015
Types of socialization
o Across the life-course
Socialization Across the Life Course
o Childhood initial identity and values
o Adolescence product of the 20th century, forming a consistent
Intro to Sociology March 11, 2015 Macro and Micro Sociology
o Society a system of social interaction that includes both culture and
Organized system of people interacting within a given culture.
o Social interaction beh
Development of Culture
Cultural universals (Murdock)
o Funeral ceremonies
o Sexual restrictions
These are universals because they meet a human need.
Innovation new idea or object
o Discovery making known or sharing somethi
Intro to Sociology March 30, 2015
Stratification / Social Inequality
All societies have some level of social stratification.
o American Dream
o Ideology of Individualism
With this ideology we tend to blame individuals when they are
Intro to Sociology March 2, 2015
Socialization: How we become human
The Socialization Process
o How we acquire self-identity, become human, and learn
culture. Interactive process involving choices.
We take part in a particular culture where we are
What is Religion?
Humanistic versus theistic definitions
The sociological study of religion probes how
religion is related to the structure of society.