Established field of sociology
Consciously thinking about sociology contributing to scientific body of
How it should be studied?
o Certain things and behaviors not reducible to psychology or
SOC101 Week 4 Questions
1. What is Webers definition of social class? Is it similar or different to Marxs definition of
social class? How is Webers definition of social class different to his definition of status?
Identify where he makes this distinction
SOC101 Week 2 Questions
1. Define: Alienation, Bourgoisie, Class Struggles, Communism, Division of Labor,
Fetishism, Invisible hand, Machine, Proletariat, Ruling class. (Where in the text
are they found?)
2. According to Marx, why do the capitalists profi
SOC101 Week 3 Questions
1. How does Polanyi define a commodity? How is this definition similar (or different)
to Marxs definition. If you follow Polanyis definition strictly, are land, labor, and
money commodities? Why (or why not)? According to Polanyi,
Homework Assignment #1
DUE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2016
Neil Steers, Ph.D.
Complete the following 6 exercises. Type your answers directly into the spaces below. Answer
all questions thoroughly and show any nec
1Final Examination Study Guide/Sociology 101/Fall 2015
I. Emile Durkheim (the social order is constituted by a moral consensus.)
A. The Division of Labor: Degree of specialization/differentiation throughout society, not
just in the economy.
Soc 101 8:00
December 3, 2015
Emile Durkheim, in his attempt to legitimize the field of Sociology in relation to other
established disciplines, sought to describe the world in a way that would be
Development of sociological theory
The division of labor in society (1893)
- Key question: what is the relationship between the division of labor and social solidarity?
Analytic link Analytic
Concept - Concept
The division of labor
Division of labor:
The division of labor in society
1. how is restitutory law different from repressive law?
2. how is restitutory law related to the division of labor?
3. How has law changed over the course of human history?
4. In what ways has the collective consciousness
What is sociological theory?
-General understandings and explanations for social phenomena developed by social scientists
-Theories are used both to guide sociological inquiry and to help order the results of those
Week 9 Questions
1. What does Robert Park mean by the term marginal man? What is his description of
such an individual?
2. Describe the various facets of the City that Park describes in The City as a Social
Laboratory. Why are they relevant?
3. Thrasher s
FINAL STUDY GUIDE
Use the same format the first one basically.
Natural- occurring organically and spontaneously without interference; natural
inequalities are those that reflect an organic or inherent ability/disability with
Intro and Origins of Theory
You can get the fifth or six edition of the book
Course reader at UCLA bookstore
Lots of questions and you get to pick which ones to answer
Study guides issued
Comte, Spencer, de Tocqueville, Marx
SOC101 Week 7 Questions
1. In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, how does Durkheim characterize the
relationship between religion and the collective? How does his description of the
totem support this argument?
2. What is the difference between the s