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Title: I signed up for sociology because my counselor told me I should


1
I signed up for sociology because my counselor
told me I should (and Mrs. Heilander is an
awesome teacher)
  • What did I sign up for?

2
What is Sociology?
  • The study of human society and social behavior.

3
What is Sociology?
  • Think about our class as a society our
    Sociology Society

4
Contradiction
  • We are all individuals -unique and different in
    some ways,
  • but
  • We live in groups - some pre-existing and some
    we develop

5
What is Sociology?
  • The study of social groups.
  • The study of how group membership shapes us
    (identity) and how we shape the behavior of
    others.
  • The study of social order.

6
Groups of Three
7
1. How are we different?
8
Did you get the following?
  • Class differences - Rich and poor
  • Age young and old
  • Gender male and female
  • Ethnicity different cultures
  • Nationality different nations, regions of the
    same country
  • Family differences -divorced parents,
    single-parent families
  • Educational differences -are some people more
    intelligent?
  • Religion differences in faith / beliefs
  • Lifestyle differences do we have different
    tastes?

9
2. What do we have in common?
  • If we are so different / individual / unique how
    are we able to live together?

10
Roles
Behavior the rights and obligations- expected
of someone occupying a particular status.
11
Values
Shared beliefs about what is good or bad, right
or wrong, desirable or undesirable.
12
Norms
Shared rules of conduct that tell people how to
act in specific situations
13
Social Status
The position or rank of a person or group within
the society
14
Sanctions
Rewards or punishments used to enforce
conformity to norms
15
3. How is our Sociology Society possible?
  • How is it possible for our society to function?
  • Relationships, rules, responsibilities

16
4. How do we learn the rules?
  • Experience
  • Observation
  • Teaching

17
That is a bite-size intro to Sociology but we
will cover other topics
18
Culture
  • Language slang
  • Norms and values
  • Beliefs
  • Diversity

19
Deviance
20
Race and Ethnicity
  • Discrimination
  • Prejudice

21
Gender and Age
  • Gender Roles
  • Womens movement
  • Ageism

22
Family
  • Marriage patterns
  • Child rearing

23
And so much more
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