Chapter 2: Culture
Monday, September 05, 2011
What is Culture?
Culture - the language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that
characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next.
Material Culture - the m
Monday, August 29, 2011
Aggregates and Sociology
Sociology - Scientific study of human social patterns and behaviors.
Sociologists group people in groups called aggregates (not share space but
Du Bois, W. E. B. 1980. On Sociology and the Black Community. Chicago: University of
The Task of Sociology
DuBois defines sociology as the science that seeks to measure the limits of chance in
human action. The task of a sociologist, as he
Chapter 1: Sociology
Thursday, October 06, 2011
The Sociological Perspective
Sociological Perspective (or imagination) opens a window onto unfamiliar worlds - and offers a
fresh look at familiar ones.
Seeing the Broader Social Context
Theories, Poverty, and Racism
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Control Theory - the idea that two control systems inner controls and outer controls- work
against our tendencies to deviate
Differential Association Theory - people who associate with some
Mark A. Smith II
A. Find the death rates for the ten leading causes of death in the United States for 1900 and
2010. Create a properly labeled and constructed table with your findings, correctly citing
the source of data. leading causes