Race and Ethnicity
I. The Social Significance of Race and Ethnicity.
A. A race is a category composed of men and women who share biologically transmitted
traits that members of a society deem socially significant. There are no biolo
CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER ANSWER KEY
ANSWERS FOR THE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. b The sociological perspective is an approach to understanding human behavior by
placing it within its broader social context. (4)
2 . d Sociologists c onsider o ccupatio
Study Guide: Exam 1, Chapters 1-6 Wednesday Sept. 21st
Sociology the systematic study
bound together by common
of social interaction at a variety
interests and attitudes. Social
facts and division of labor.
Sociological imagination the
1) Sec. 1.1 What is Sociology?
a) Sociology: the systematic study of social interaction at a variety of levels.
b) Social interaction: the process of acting toward and reacting to people around us.
c) 1.1a Are You Unique?
c.i) Yes and
Sociology- systematic study of social interaction at a variety of levels. studies
how society influences you, your beliefs and behavior.
C Wright Mills
ability to see the connection between individual lives & larger social
Race and ethnicity
Why do people participate in deviance?
Strain theory (Robert Merton)- people engage in deviance when there is a strain
between goals (financial success, fame) and me
Social Groups two or more people who interact w/ one
another, who share a common identity and a sense of
Primary group- a relatively small group or people who
engage in intimate face to face interaction over an extended
Secondary groups a
Race, Ethnicity and Ethnic Group: a group of people who share
physical characteristics, such as skin color and facial features, that
are passed on through reproduction; cultural characteristics that we
learn; a group of people who identify with a commons
Society refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share culture. This chapter
explores four important theoretical views explaining the nature of human societies, focusing on
the work of Gerhard Lenski, Karl Mar
Social Interaction in Everyday Life
I. Social interaction is the process by which people act and react in relation to others.
II. Social Structure: A Guide to Everyday Living.
Social structure guides human behavior rather than rigidly determinin
SOCL 2001-2 Exam 3 Study Guide
The same as the last exambring a pencil and a small scantron to either the early final or the
officially scheduled final for a 50 question multiple choice exam. The questions will be in the
same style as the fir
SOCL 2001 Exam Study Guide Part 2
Chapter 2: Sociological Investigation
Two basic requirements for Sociological Investigation are:
Know how to apply the sociological perspective
Be curious and ready to ask question about the world around
Chapter 2 Sociological Investigation
Science represents a fourth way of knowing. Science is the logical system that bases knowledge
on direct, systematic observation.
Standing apart from faith, the wisdom of experts and general agreement, scientific kno
Conformity, Deviance & Crime
1. Identify and describe the five models of abnormality or deviance as described in class. What is the
source of the abnormality?
2. How does the social pathology model view deviance?
3. How does confl
Economy- is the social institution that organizes a societys production, distribution, and
consumption of goods and services.
Goods are commodities ranging from necessities (food, clothing, shelter) to luxury items
(cars, swimming pool, yachts)
Old dead people
Karl Marx (not a real sociologist)- conflict is a part of everything
Historical materialism - social issues result from conflict over resources
o Conflict drives social change throughout history
Humans dominate environment
I. The Basics of Sociological Investigation.
A. Sociological investigation begins with two key requirements:
1. Apply the sociological perspective.
2. Be curious and ask questions.
B. Sociology is a type of science, a
Chapter 1 Study Questions
1. How can a sociological imagination help you better understand your world?
2. Why do social contexts matter?
3. Where did sociology come from, and how is it different from the other social sciences?
4. How can this boo
Research Study Questions
1. Differentiate between a factual question, a comparative question, and a theoretical
question and give an example of each.
2. The text book discusses seven steps in the research process (pp. 34). What are the
The Sociological Imagination
Stepping Outside of Yourself
common sense we
take for granted
the way it is
Putting Yourself in Someone
I could imagine what its like to be an LSU
Whats it like to be a teacher
Understanding different cultures
Cultural Relativity and the specific
demands of cfw_different cultures
Different environments, different social
Ethnocentrism: more likely when we are not
thinking about social conditions
Interactionist, functionalist and conflict perspectives on:
Functionalist: Talcott Parsons, Kingley Davis and Wilbert Moore. Social classes emerge
because an unequal distribution of rewards is essential in complex societies.