Chapter 12: Marriage & Family
Marriage & Family: In a Global Perspective
What is family?
Difficult to Define
In some societies men have more than one wife: _polygamy_
Or women have more than one husband: _polyandry_
A broad definition of family is con
Sociology Notes Chapter 5: Social Groups & Formal Organizations
Understand the characteristics of aggregates, categories, and primary and secondary groups.
Explore how in-groups and out-groups influence behavior.
Define reference gr
Chapter 2: Culture
What is Culture?
_Culture_ is defined as the language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material
objects passed from one generation to the next
_Material_ culturethings such as jewelry, art, buildings, weapons, machines, clo
Norm Violation Assignment
The norm I chose is when people stand facing toward the elevator when standing in the
elevator. I chose this norm because I thought this would be a funny norm that I could violate and
I really wanted to see how people would react
Chapter 15: Social Change & the Environment
Understand the relevance of the four social revolutions.
Explain the change from Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft societies.
Identify the role of global politics and shifting arrangements of p
Chapter 14: Population & Urbanization
Distinguish between the theories of population put forward by the Malthusians, New
Malthusians, and the Anti-Malthusians.
Differentiate between the symbolic interactionist and conflict theorists pe
Chapter 13: Education & Religion
Explore the role education played in Japan, Russia, and Egypt.
Use the functionalist perspective to identify the different functions of education.
Analyze the conflict perspective of how the educatio
Chapter 9: Race & Ethnicity
Understand the meaning of race and the dangers of the myth of racial superiority.
Compare and contrast ethnicity and race.
Identify the distinction between minority and dominant groups. Describe t
Chapter 11: Politics & the Economy
Understand the difference between authority and coercion. Compare and contrast the
different types of authority.
Identify the different types of government.
Describe the U.S. political system and i
Chapter 10: Gender & Age
Describe the differences between sex and gender.
Analyze whether gender differences are rooted in biology or culture.
Explain why sociologists consider women as a minority group.
Summarize the main theory,
Chapter 8: Social Class in the U.S.
Understand social class. Differentiate between power, prestige, property, and status.
Explore the updated models of Marx and Webers classification of social class.
Analyze the consequences of social
Chapter 7: Global Stratification
Identify the different systems of social stratification.
Characterize Karl Marx and Max Webers concept of social class.
Describe the functionalist view of universal social stratification. Find some o
Chapter 6 Notes: Deviance & Social Control
O Explain the concept of deviance and why it is relative in nature.
Analyze how ideal and real norms work together in determining what is deviant.
O Compare and contrast the competing explanat
Chapter 4 Lecture Notes
State of Consciousness
_Consciousness_ refers to the awareness of ones sensations, thoughts and feelings
experienced at a given moment.
_Automatic_ processes refer to behavior that does not requires conscious
thought or control
Chapter 3 Socialization
Society Makes Us Human
Feral (wild) children
Isolated children show what humans might be like if secluded from society at an early age.
The Case of Isabelle illustrates _language_ as an integral piece of culture
Chapter 4: Social Structure and Social Interaction
Differentiate between macrosociology and microsciology. Explain why both are required to
understand social life.
_ Describe how social structure guides our behavior. Understand the con
Essentials of Sociology: Chapter 1
The sociological perspective opens a window onto unfamiliar worlds and offers a fresh look at
It stresses the _social context_ in which people live
Sociologists study _social exp