Tuesday, May 2nd
112 Brody Hall, 12:45-2:45 PM
Multiple Choice and True/False
Scantronbring a pencil and eraser
Society-the collective body that moves daily by rules, policies set by the government
(SOC 100) Whalen
Exam 1 Study Guide
Chapter 1 The Sociological Imagination
1. Who are the main sociologists and/or theorists mentioned in this chapter?
CW Mills, Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Auguste Comte, Addams, DuBois
2. Match these terms with one person l
Education & Religion Card Questions
1. Emphasize that schools perform a number of important social functions that, ideally,
contribute to the smooth operation of society.
a. Functionalist Perspective
2. This sociologist points out that tests give the impr
Education & Religion (Card A)
Review: What Is Content Analysis?
A method by which
cultural artifacts such as
or television programs
Packaging Social Problems in the News
The Advantages of Issue Ownership
The Dominance of Landmark
1. Joel Best. 2013. Social Problems. 2nd Edition. Norton and Co.
2. Baca, Zinn, Maxine, D Stanley Eitzen and Barbara Wells. 2013. Social Problems 13 th Ed.
Course Outline: NOTE: I reserve the right to change the readi
Vocabulary and Concepts (JB, EZS, then Lecture PowerPoint)
Ch. 6 Public Reaction
o a portion of the total population polled in order to measure public opinion
Contemporary legends (aka urban legends)
o stories people tell one another
SOC 131 Group Assignment Rubric
1. Objective 1: The student states or identifies a social problem or a potential social problem: Pay Differences b/w men
1. Fails to state and identify the core
2. Mistakes topic for objective
Outreaching Claims: Individual
and structural risk society
Problems of Crime, Drugs and Justice
Organization of a society in response to its
Claims making supporting credentials possessed
by a society in response to any risk
National Security in 21st Century
Challenges Facing the U.S.
Rise of China and India?
Acquisition of technological advancement by
range of actors?
Threat of Terrorism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Other Major Social Realities
Experts as Claim makers:
Inequality in Health
Objectivity and Subjectivity
1. Defined as functional impairment
2. Considered as biological problem in the past
3. Understood as socially constructed recently
Two Model Definition
Experts as Claims-makers
Intro to Frames
Social problems research suggests that a small number of
frames (or maybe just one) on any particular issues
become dominant in public discourse while others are
completely ignored. The word frame describes
Outreaching Claims Cont
Definition and Politics of Drugs
Involve structure and function of the body
Defined broadly due to politicization of drug
Legalization of drug use is a dynamic social
process that manifests socio-religious, sociohealth
Soc 100 Lecture8 oct5,10,12,17
A theme of the class:
Many of the most significant rewards in society are distributed on the bases of social position or
membership in socially defined category.
Thus individual merit and ability count for less does social p
Soc 100 Lecture3 SEP12,14,19
The development of sociological theory
In 18th, 19th century, faith in the ability for mankind to solve its problems and survive is known as
the Age of enlightenment/ Age of reason
Soc 100 Lecture5 SEP21,26
Socialization and social structure
What is the self?
What are the different sociological and psychological approaches to the development of self?
Goffman presentation of the self (dramaturgical approach)
Soc 100 Lecture2 SEP 12
Capitalist class(people who make > 100000 a year) is 1% of the population.
Working poor are 15% of the population, and their typical income is $25,000 a year.
Introduction to Sociology ; How does it happen?
SOC 100 - SEP 7
Human behavior Information
o Two ways of thinking
Fast Brian ():
cannot be turned off, automatic
quick thinking, judgement, react
use little or no effort
used to detect objects
allow to do several things at once
perceive threating s
Soc 100 lecture7 sep28
Deviance & crime
Deviance is behavior that violates expected rules and norms
There are four main characteristics of deviant behavior
1. It occurs in a social context and is not just individual behavior
2. It is culturally relative
Soc 100 Lecture4 SEP19,21
Culture is the totality of learned, socially transmitted meanings and behavior that defined the
way of life for a given group or society
It includes beliefs, values, knowledges, art, morals, laws, customs, habi
Soc 100 Lecture6 SEP26
Using the conflict, functionalist, interactionist, and gender perspectives, how would you analyze
the societal impact of the media?
Mass Media & Popular Culture
The terms mass media refers to the channels of communication that
There is a long history of discrimination and prejudice in American society that is racially
and ethnically based. Poverty rates continue to be twice as high for minorities as for