Chapter 3: Culture
Culture: Shared beliefs, values, and practices, that participants must learn
In Sociology, we examine in what situation and context certain behavior is expected, and in which situations perhaps it is
These rules are e
I. What are Society and Culture?
Sociology - Study of groups and group interactions, societies and social interactions, from small and personal groups to very large groups.
Society - A group of people who live in a defined geographic are
I. The Scientific Method
Involves developing and testing theories about the world based on empirical (observational) evidence
Ask a Question Research Existing Sources Formulate a Hypothesis Design and Conduct a Study Draw Conclusions
Sociology- functions from 1. Symbolic interactionism 2. Conflict theory 3.Structural
Macro-Level Sociology- Directs attn to large-scale social phenomena according to
- Large contextual, small groups, interactions between couples in fa
Role Strain: When contradictory expectations are built into one status.
Ie. Doctors are expected to be professional and compassionate at the same time.
Role Conflict: Contradictory expectations between two or more statuses
Ie. Being a mom, stu
Chapter 7-9 Study Guide
Modernization Theory: Low-income economies can move up by achieving self-sustained
Rostows view that low-income societies can build themselves up economically by
breaking away from their traditional ways and
Study Guide (Chapters 1-3)
1. Question 1
a) Functionalism: Examines the large-scale patterns of society
Approach examines society through the macro-level analysis.
-a broad focus on the social structures that shape society as a whole
Looks at societys s
Six Factors on Social Structure
1. Culture- provides us with an orientation
with which to view the world.
2. Social Class- a large number of people
with similar power, property and
*How does social class affect your