What is Sociology?
The systemic study of social behavior in human societies
Systemic: widespread, not limited to one area
What is sociology about?
Looking for patterns in our social world, and trying to understand them using concepts, theories and
Mass Media, Living in the Electric Age: Chapter Three
Mass Media: communications that target large audiences in print or in electronic format
using audio, and/or images. Prior to the creation of the internet media was dominated by
seven main areas, books,
Chapter 1: Frameworks
Conflict Framework: Is a macro level framework that focusses on the power struggle
between a vast array of large scale institutions. It views society as being characterized by
conflict and competition over scarce resources where a se
Chapter 3: Theories
Social Learning Theory: social learning theory proposes that people learn by observing
the behaviour of others, particularly over an extended period of time, and then go onto
imitate that behaviour. In the media we learn how we are oug
Chapter 10: Theories
Functionalist Theories on Deviance: link deviance to the characteristics of the social
structure that is there is something about the social structure that contributes to deviance.
Durkiem links deviance to anomie, within the context
The World of Deviance and Crime: Chapter Ten
High Consensus Deviance: behaviours and characteristics that are widely accepted as
being deviant and in need of social control
Low Consensus Deviance: behaviours and characteristics about which there is
Culture and Social Structure: Chapter Five
Culture: Encompasses the sum total of social environment in which we are raised and
continue to be socialized in throughout our lives. Entails a wide assortment of ideas,
behaviours, customs, and practices.
Various Lens of Sociology: Chapter One
Norms: Societies expectations for how we think we are supposed to act, think, and look
Normative: Behaviours appearances and thought processes that correspond to societal
norms and social expectations
Life Chances: T
Gender and Sexual Identity: Chapter Seven
Personal Social Identity Continuum: the range of traits you possess that emphasize the
manner in which you see yourself as a unique individual on one end and those which
underscore your membership in a group on th
Race and Ethnicity: Chapter Eight
Ethnicity: cultural characteristics, such as language, religion, taste in food, shared
descent, cultural traditions, and shared geographical locations
Objective Ethnicity: the ethnic characteristics of your ancestors, lik
Religion, Science and Education: Chapter Nine
Belief: something one accepts as true, regardless of whether it is actually true or not
Belief system: a set of interconnected beliefs that are shared among groups of people
*Claims about the nature of reality
Social Inequality in Canadian Society: Chapter Six
Social Inequality: an unequal distribution of resources, including wealth, prestige, or
power that in turn affect personal outcomes such as educational or occupational
attainment and health
THE anthropologist has become so familiar with the diversity of ways in which different
peoples behave in similar situations that he is not apt to. be surprised by even the most
exotic customs. In fact, if all of theologically possible combinations of beh
Chapter 5- Deviance and Crime
November 5, 2013
The Social Definition of Deviance and Crime
Norms vary widely so deviance is relative.
-What some people consider normal, others consider deviant, and vice versa.
The Difference between de
Sociology Midterm Review
What is sociology?
The systematic study of social behavior in human societies
What is sociology about?
Looking for patterns in our social world, and trying to understand them using
concepts, theories and methods
Exploring the m
SOCIOLOGY EXAM REVIEW
12 SHORT ANSWER (ALL SEMESTER)
1 LONG ANSWER (ALL SEMESTER)
Sociology: looking for patterns, exploring meanings, challenging normative constructions, thinking
beyond our own experienes.
WHO CREATED SOCIOLOGY AND WHY?
Sociology LEC 9
MASS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
Most of the media in canada is under private ownership. Public owned media has long history
such as government owned.
Public ownership is intended to be freely available to citizens, provide education and
Sociology LEC 8 POPULATION, URBANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT
DEMOGRAPHY is the study of the causes and consequences of population growth.
Demographer look at the size, composition and geographical variations of a population over time (they
study changes in BI
SOCIOLOGY LEC 8 CH5 CRIME AND DEVIANCY
WHAT IS DEVIANCE TO SOCIOLOGISTS?
Sociologist understand deviance as it relates to people, behaviours and conditions that are subject to
In order for an act to be considered deviant it has to come unde
Course Reflection 1
I consider myself a faithful person. I go to church regularly and I am also an active participant in
the religious community. I have been blessed to have friends from all walks of life, possessing
different religions, races, beliefs an
Discussion Post 2
Taking a feminist approach, I believe that Aboriginal women face life-threatening, gender-based violence,
and disproportionately experience violent crimes because of hatred and racism. I feel as though
indigenous girls and women are stro
Discussion Post 1
Durkheim and Mills point us in the direction of thinking sociologically by providing us with an ability to
situate personal troubles within an informed framework of larger social processes, which is also known
as sociological imagination
In sociology, multiculturalism is the view that cultural differences should be respected or even
encouraged. Sociologists use the concept of multiculturalism to describe one way of approaching
cultural diversity within a society. Underly
Running head: Sociology 1002 Research Essay, Cassandra Masson: 0586516, March 21, 2016
In the article Student attitudes towards doping in sport: Shifting from repression to
tolerance? Hans Vangrunderbeek and Jan Tolleneer speak about the significant cha
Sociology at the Movies
The film Fight Club portrays the need for identity in life, through the narrators personality disorder,
and that the desire for meaning is the sole internal motivation of civilization. In the narrators speech
throughout the film, h