An Inconvenient Truth
The most vulnerable part of our ecosystem is the atmosphere CO2 levels go up and down once each year why?
The earth tilts towards the sun Plants come out and take in CO2 CO2 decreases
40% of ppl get their water from gla
Economics and politics are both social institutions
Major sphere of social life or subsystem designed to meet human needs
Economy is the social institution that organizes a society's production, distribut
What is social stratification?
Every society is marked by inequality Social stratification - system by which a society ranks categories of ppl in a hierarchy 4 basic principles involved: 1. SS is a trait of society, not simply a refl
WHAT IS DEVIANCE?
Recognized violation of social norm Crime is a category of deviance violation of formally enacted law Common element of all deviant acts element of difference that causes us to regard someone as a
is a social group?
2 or more ppl who identify and interact with one another
every group of ppl is a social group Ppl with a status in common are a category and not a social group
They know that other ppl hold this same s
A man and a woman are driving to their friend's house for dinner. They are lost. What is the man thinking/ doing? What is the woman thinking/ doing?
Why doesn't the man ask for directions?
Why does the woman want to ask for directions
Socialization: from infancy to old age (3)
Without social experience, a child is incapable of thought, emotion or meaningful action more an object than a person What is socialization?
Life long social experienc
What is Culture?
Values, beliefs and material objects that together form a people's way of life Non-material culture intangible human creations like altruism and Zen
Material culture tangible creations
What is society?
Sociology: Perspective, Theory and Method (1)
Take a moment to write down some traits that you are looking for in a potential life partner.
Did you include any of the following characteristics?
Age Religion SES Race Physical appe
study of the interaction of living organisms and the natural environment Natural environment Earth's surface and atmosphere, including living organisms, air, water and other resources necessary to sustain life Humans (alone)