Midterm is scheduled for November
2nd at 10:30am
Breakdown of the Midterm
Approximately 10 questions which will be
prompting you to give examples and/or fill in
the blanks and/or listing scenarios which you
must decipher as we have been do
Crime and Deviance
Big Questions- Crime and Deviance
What Is Deviance?
How Is Morality Defined and Regulated?
Who Defines Deviance?
How Is Social Control Maintained?
Crime and Deviance
A crime is any act which breaks the formal, written
Sociology of Families and Family
Big Questions- Sociology Family
What Is a Family?
Why Has Family Life Become the Topic of Such
What Challenges Do We Face as We Develop
Relationships and Balance Family and Work?
What Is Immigration, and How Has It Changed
Why Do People Move?
How Do Immigrants Fare in Their New
What Are the Consequences of Immigration?
Percentage of People Who Believe the
Sociology of Education
Big Questions-Sociology of Education
What are the Major Functions of Schooling?
How Is Education Related to Important Life
Is Education Equally Available to All?
How Do Educational Systems Differ?
How Do Digital Techn
Sociology of Religion
Big Questions-Sociology of Religion
What Is Religion, and How Is It Organized?
How Do People Choose Their Religions?
Why Are Women and Older People More
Religious than Men and the Young?
Why Do People Kill Each Other in the Name
Sociology, Marketplace, Work
Live to Work OR Work to Live?
The big questions
How Do Social Factors Impact Markets?
Why Are Organizations Important for Social and
What Is the Symbolic Relationship between
Organizations and Pr
Tools of Sociological Research
Highly focused ways of collecting data,
Media & Culture
How does the media shape our
perceptions of the world? How do we
gauge its impact?
Enforce social norms
Keep us informed about our environment
RACE & ETHNICITY
THE BIG QUESITONS
What Is the Difference between Race and
Is Race Real?
What Is Racist and What Isn't?
Do Race and Ethnicity Matter Anymore?
How might you define the following:
Gender binary - Traditional framework for describing gender into
two distinct categories - masculine and feminine.
Gender identity: A persons internal sense of being male, fem
Constructing the Self
Who am I? Who defines me? And
Roles are defined by family, local cities,
All folks are actors and the world is their stage
Front Stage Persona: how you want people to
Back Stage Persona: how y
Wealth is the monetary value of everything
one owns, minus debt.
It is calculated by adding all financial assets
and subtracting all debts.
Income is the amount of money brought
into a household from various sources
during a given period.
Social stratification is structured inequality
This inequality may be based on economics,
gender, race, religion, age, or another factor
What is at play is power.
Three basic models
Slaveryownership of certain pe
Principles of Sociology 201
Dr. Carina Karapetian Giorgi
Whats all the Sociology About?
Sociology (Sociologist): Studies the everyday social life- thoughts, actions, decisions,
interactions which all culminate to produce a complex interplay between s
Practice and Theory
The term politics is a practice and theory of influencing other
people on a civic level. It also refers to the governance of
How do politicians use political propaganda/rhetoric and
speech to influe