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
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
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
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