1. Please identify yourself.
Describe your race,
gender, class, and locational upbringing
My name is Layla. I am African-American. I was born and raised in Egypt, but both my parents
are Somali. I am a middle c
Society- the population that shares the same geographic territory and is bound together by
Culture- the entire way of life for a group of people (society).
Culture is learned. It is passed from one generation to the next through commu
Agents of socializationthe social groups, institutions, and individuals that provide structured situations where
Major agents includefamily
the mass media
Family-Teachers use norms
Schools-Schools provide education and
Values- are shared beliefs about what a group considers worthwhile or desirable; these guide
the creation of norms
Norms are the formal and informal rules regarding what kinds of behavior are acceptable and
appropriate within a culture.
Norms are shared r
Sociology- The study of society
Society- Different groups of people that distinguish them from others
Sociology is the study of people doing things together
Social institutions - (a broad range to better understand social relationships (edu, econ, religio
Society In America (1837)
Jane Addams (1860-1935)
Recipient: Nobel Peace Prize (1931).
Founder of Hull House
1. Worker safety
2. juvenile justice system
3. social service for the
social evolution= Survival of the fittest
Social Darwinism- societies evolve through time by adapting to their changing environment
sociological theories need to know
1. Structural functionalism .
Emile Durkheim (1958-1917)
An informed statement that will explain in the relationship between the variables
watching violence (type of violence, extent of violence, who is engaging in violence
Intro to Sociology 1101
1) The initial problem in this situation is figuring out whether Trayvon Martin was racially
profiled that led Zimmerman to shoot him, or was George Zimmerman defending himself
from being physically a
Intro to Sociology
Sociology means determining how individuals are connected with society. It is based on
four systems of society; Capitalism, Race relations, Patriarchy and Heteronormality
1. Define what sociologists study.
The study of human society. How do individuals connect to society.
2. Recognize what sociology is and its relation to other social sciences.
The scientific study of human society and social behavior.
sociology- The systematic or scientific study of human society and social behavior, from large
scale institutions and mass culture to small groups and individual interactions/
Society- A group of people who shape their lives in aggregated and patterned wa