PUTTING SOCIOLOGY TO WORK

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
TEST #1 REVIEW

 
COURSE SYLLABUS

SELF-REGULATED LEARNING

INTRODUCTION:  Using student Ac
ademic Strategies to achieve success in college courses.

CHAPTER 1: 
WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?

Symbols, Perceptions, Conceptions and Mental Images
        Neo Cortex and Cognition
        Trolling
       
Debunking Motif

Definition of the Sociological Imagination
 
What is a Scientific Theory: A Theory is a set of logically interrelated statements that attempt describe, explain and predict social events.

Major Sociological Theories:
Functionalism
is based on the assumption that society is a stable, orderly system. Society is composed of interrelated parts (institutions), each of which serve a function and contributes to the overall stability of the society. Institutions include education, family, government, religion, the economy, among others.
 
Conflict theory states that groups in society are engaged in a continuous power struggle for control of scarce resources.

Symbolic Interaction:
Symbolic interactionists argue that society is the sum of the interactions of individuals and groups.  Irving Goffman
Symbolic Interaction
Symbolic Interaction

END-OF-CHAPTER ONE MATERIAL

   CHAPTER 2

SOCIAL RESEARCH

The "Normal Distribution" or "Bell-Shaped Curve" is one of the building blocks of the scientific method.

 

RELEVANT TERMS:

Mean, Median, Mode, Average, Norm, Central Tendency and Variation or Range

Population, Sampling, Random Sample

END-OF-CHAPTER TWO MATERIAL