Prof: Sandy Somo
May 14, 2017
From a sociological perspective, social norms are informal understandings that govern
the behavior of members of a society. Social psychology recognizes smaller group units, such a
Everyone is raised differently in different environments and that has a great impact in
who we are today. I grew up most of my life here in Los Angeles, but I was born in
Queens, New York and lived there for 6 years then lived in New Jersey for 4 years. I
Min Ji Choi
Professor Steven Parker
20 Nov 2015
The article, Breadwinning Wives and Nervous Husbands, focus on the issues of
women as breadwinners and its effects on marriage and gender roles while the other article, The
Truth About M
November 6th 2014
Field Assignment Essay
It is human nature to be judged upon your appearance. In order to survive in
society one must always look presentable. I am now convinced that if we were to wake
up one day, and find that
Professor Rodriguez, Christine
Society teaches us that if we work hard, we will get what we want, but white privilege
puts certain people at an advantage while putting others at a disadvantage. In the U.S. we are
taught that eve
November 1st, 2014
The first thing I thought to myself as I found out about the field assignment was
how can I avoid the embarrassment?" and which mall is the furthest from my house so
nobody will recognize me?. Then I decided to challe
Mike engaged with the employees at the footlocker in the Burbank mall. It was a
difficult task for mike to find a worker there to assist him and many people did not
take him seriously. One of the first things I noticed was that the emplo
Professor Rodriguez Christine
November 26, 2014
Visit to the USC Pacific Asia Museum
People take for granted the diverse variety of cultures that exist in the world.
These cultures are overlooked because it is difficult to fu
Review Sheet (final)
Broken Window Theory (social context, key ideas, evidence of unequal conditions) *
Differences and similarities between broken window and social disorganization*
Nonphysical harm (psychological)
When the Levees Broke: Act 1
Conflicts in humanity/Mother Nature are at times inevitable. Hurricane Katrina was one
of those inevitable times because Louisiana is between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne
(Gulf of Mexico) the hurr
As times goes by and history passes us by of some reasons we humans never seem to understand that history actually repeats itself. First the hispanic culture and race have always seem
Analysis of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
In societies history tends to repeat when it comes to social classes. As there is so
much to expect within the higher class there is very little to no
Within history there has been many meanings to the N wordand this documentary has
really gave us an intake on many perspectives and points views on how careless it can and has
been used. The do
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Midterm 1 Study Guide
1. Most sociologists interpret social life from one of three major theoretical paradigms
or theoretical approaches (i.e., functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic
interactionism). Thoroughly describe the major points of each theo
What is Sociology? (class notes)
Sociology- the scientificstudy of human behavior.
Society has & will always exist.
It can be studied independently.
Main focus = groups of people.
Why do people kill?
Focus on the mind of the ki
1. Describe situations from your life where you have encountered role strain and role
conflict. Be sure to clearly distinguish between the two concepts.
Role conflicts are contradictory expectations b/w 2 or more statuses, whereas, role
strains are when c
Chapter 10 (class notes)
Definition: a social category based on real or perceived physical characteristics.
Race is a sociohistorical concept.
It varies depending on the time & place.
Rule of hypodescent: affiliation w/ the subordina
Chapter 6: Conformity, Deviance, & Crime (class notes)
Deviance: any violation of norms. TEST
Note: it is the reactions to the act, not the act itself, that makes it deviant.
Deviance depends on the norms of a given society, culture, or group.
Chapter 12 Education & Religion (class notes)
Characteristics of an Educated Person:
Wide knowledge base (experience)
Drive & commitment (discipline/self control)
Ability to teach & to be taught
1. Briefly summarize the Modernization Theory (discuss all four stages) and the
World-Systems Theory (discuss all three economic zones) of global
inequality. Then discuss the fundamental difference between the two theories
in their perception of the relat
Chapter 5: Groups, Networks, & Organizations (class notes)
Sense of identity/belonging.
Interaction w/ 1 another.
Feeling of interdependence.
(Read section on categories & aggregates)
of Groups: TEST
Primary Group- more in
Chapter 11: Families & Intimate Relationships (class notes)
textbooks definition: a group of individuals related to 1 another by blood ties,
marriage, or adoption, who form an economic unit, the adult members of which are
responsible for the upb
Chapter 1 Notes (reading notes)
Sociology teaches us that what we regard as natural, inevitable, good, or
true may not be such, & that the givens of our lifeincluding things we
assume to be genetic or biologicalare strongly influenced by historical &
Chapter 3- Socialization, The Life Cycle, & Aging (reading notes)
Socialization- the process whereby an innocent child becomes a self-aware,
knowledgeable person, skilled in the ways of culture into which he or she was born.
Social reproduction- the pro
Chapter 2- Culture & Society (reading notes)
Culture & Society
niqab- veil that covers a womans hair & face, leaving only the eyes
WHAT IS CULTURE?
culture- the values, norms, & material goods characteristic of a given
Chapter 2- Culture & Society (class notes)
Culture- shared products of society.
Culture = products; Society = people.
Culture is contested ground.
We create culture & culture shapes us.
Society & individuals need culture for their survival.
2 categories o
Chapter 3: Socialization, the Life Cycle, and AgingClass Notes
Strength of conflict theory is the weakness of functionalism.
Public or private issuesocial imaginationboth
Give examples if its a definitionon the test
On the test:
Chapter 4: Social Interaction & Everyday Life (class notes)
Social structure: the patterns of interaction b/w elements of society. ON THE TEST
Macro-sociological perspective on homelessness- look at structural issues. (such as
high levels of unemployme
July 11, 2016
Women and the Workplace
o Women are approaching parity with men with regard to participation.
Work in the home has been devalued
Marriage can be an oppressive institution.
o Unwaged labor.
o Helps reproduce the commodity of labor power.