Principles of Sociology
Prof. Stephan Larose
Office Hours: Tues. 16:00-17:30, Thurs. 13:00-14:00 in FSS 10062 [email protected]
Evaluations: Midterm I (30%)
Midterm II (30%)
Final Exam (40%)
Should certain groups in Canada enjoy special rights?
Right now in Canada certain groups do not have special rights and I believe that it
should stay this way. A person should not be excluded or gain benefits from
associating with particular groups includ
Suicide and the Innu of Labrador
The Canadians with the highest suicide rate are Aboriginal peoples. For instance, the suicide rate
among some (but not all) registered Indians is about three times as high as the rate for the Canadian
population as a whole
Group Loyalty or Betrayal?
Group cohesion led Nazi soldiers to commit genocide. Group loyalty led many ordinary German citizens
to support them. Although the Nazis are an extreme case, ordinary people often face a stark choice
between group loyalty and gr
On-line Tests - Tips for Students
Before the On-line Test
1. Use Blackboard Learn supported browsers.
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Culture & Culture Shock
The knowledge, language, values, customs and material objects that are
passed from person to person and down generation to generation. The
way one acts, feels and thinks all belong to your culture. Culture is not
The way cultures are analyzed and viewed come from several different perspectives.
These perspectives discuss and provide theories as to why culture may be the way it currently is
or why people act the way they generally do.
Starting with the functionalis
Research paper Analysis
The objective behind the study mentioned in A population study of food intolerance is to identify
and measure the prevalence of reactions to eight foods commonly perceived to cause sensitivity
within the UK. The study
1. What contributions do sociologist make to our understanding of poverty? What
are the broader social dynamics and some specific population dynamics that we
can learn from asking sociological questions?
The contributions that sociologists make to our und
Race/ Ethnicity and Social Media (CH 15)
55 multiple choice and true and false
CH 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
Chapter 11 Bourdieus concept of habitus
Chapter 14 gender inequality in the labour force
Chapter 15 interlocking dimensions of racism
CH 12. Social Inequality,
Stratification and Class
Social class and social inequality
o A concept used by social scientist to designate the stratified distribution of people into
hierarchically arranged categories.
o A social class is a group
Week 10: Sexuality & Gender
Ch. 13: Sex & Sexual Orientation
Historically treated with simplicity, became more complex as time went on
The use of the biological sex is outcome of 2 reproductive cells
Cognitive Capacities and Behaviors
Social structure and agency
Karl Marx was one of the first to offer a comprehensive analysis of social structure
These are often thought of as being objective (that is, of existing outside the will of individual
social actors) and
Race and ethnicity:
o Account for 3.8% of the population. Prison system they account for
50% same as african americans. They must be examined before.
o Fastest growin group
o Remain at higher risk for illness and die younger th
CRM 1300: Instructions for Midterm #1
1. This examination counts for 30% of your course grade
2. Answer questions on the answer sheet provided. If your answers are not clearly marked, the
computer will not recognize it.
i. Read each question