Helps us make sense of our culture and our identity
(the self) within that culture
Any number of people with shared norms, va
Chapter 8 Education
Formal process of instruction in which some
people consciously teach while others adopt the
social role of learner
What is your BEST and WORST educational
Bureaucratization of Schools
Division of labor
What is Culture?
Everything humans create
Nonmaterial culture: customs,
beliefs, patters of communication
Material culture: physical and
Why is Culture important?
Shapes our perception, knowledge, and
Race and Ethnicity
Subordinate group whose members have
significantly less control or power over their own
lives than members of dominant group
physical differences that have social significance
Social Class and SES
Socioeconomic Status (SES)
Measure of social class based on
Prestige and Wealth
Prestige Respect a
*Groups of 4-5
*Draw what religion means to you
*Share your pictures with each other
*Choose one person to come and share
with the class
*Meaning and Purpose
Government and Global
Chapters 9 and 11
Ability to exercise ones will over others
Three basic sources of power in any
Weber developed useful classification
system for author
Get in groups of the same sex (biological)
What do you like about being your sex?
What do you dislike about being your sex?
What do you like about the opposite sex?
What do you dislike about the opposite sex?
Lifelong process through which
people learn attitudes, values,
and behaviors (norms)
appropriate for members of a
of culture (values and
norms) constructed by others
How to be Successful
READ the BOOK
BRING your book to class
Get to know your class mates
Pay attention in class
Start studying early and often
What is Sociology?
- How do we obtain the sociological
Activity: Top 10 qualities and
3 deal breakers
Who are we attracted to?
Exogamy Seeking Asian
In the beginning
is social control?
Techniques and strategies for preventing
deviant human behavior
is Deviance functional?
Final Homework Assignment
Provide answers to the following questions using any information you have obtained over the
semester (e.g. lecture, text, research, etc.). Be thorough and specific in your answers. Use
examples as necessary.
Distinguish between a
Copper Harbor Land
Preserving natural resources
Welcome to Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor Watershed
What We Protect
Copper Harbor Watershed
What We Protect
Why We Protect Copper Harbor
Conserve open spaces
It is through Socialization that children
develop social roles,
and learn how to use their developmental
Self-concept an individuals perception of
his or her identity as dis
Family Violence/Child Abuse
EXPLANATIONS OF SPOUSAL ABUSE
Stressors are thought to be crisis-provoking events
High risk environments
Restrictions they may have on other life roles,
Conflict with the chil
Ecology of Parenting
What makes a good parent?
Where do we get our values and information
about how we should parent?
What is a good parent (in terms of society,
the child, the self)?
How do children influence parenting?
Ecology of Child Care
What kind of support is most
appropriate for families in caring
Should parents seek caregiving help (full- or
part-time babysitter, nanny, day care)?
How can parents and caregivers collaborate
Divorce and Children
According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:The
divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%The divorce rate in
America for second marriage is 60%The divorce rate in America for third
Ecology of the Child
Socialization how individuals acquire the knowledge,
skills and character traits that enable them to
participate as effective members of groups and society
How are we socialized?
THE FAMILY and PLAYING
The situation we are born into and how it
affects us. It is the tools we have to work
with in our lives or what we have available
to us and the specific consequences this
has on us.
Our playing field includes
Based on blood (shared genetic
heritage) and law (social recognition
and affirmation of the bond)
o Boundaries (incest taboo)
o Tracking (relationships)
What Families Do?
Variations in American
Families across Time
How Contemporary Families Differ
from One Another
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
American Families across Time
marriages and families are dynamic
Studying Marriages and
Do We Know?
How Popular Culture Misrepresents
Researching the Family
Conducting Research on Families
How Do We Know?
The Meaning of Marriage and
Controversy, and Wishful Thinking
What Is Marriage? What Is Family?
Extended Families and Kinship
The Major Themes of This Text
Personal Experience, Social
Affiliated kin: best friend, lover, priest, boyfriend, minister, rabbi, girlfriend, neighbor,
teacher, and godchild, pet
Household: one or more peopleeveryone living in a housing unit makes up a
Polygamy: The preferred marital ar
The problem this project addresses is minors using tobacco.
My specific role in this project was to complete certain tasks. We all did the same thing
together but split up into portions and when everyone did their portions then it became 1
Individual Term Project
Social Problems M-W 1:15-2:40
I chose this group because it is very interesting. The general situation is Marijuana is
currently illegal but some states have passed laws to make it le