SOCIOLOGY ON DEMAND
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Final Exam Review

The following sociological concepts may appear on the Final Exam (Exam 4) for SOC 1113.401.640.402 Spring 2019.

Environment

Culture

Relevant Concepts:

Watch the following video and take notes over all of the relevant points:  Culture Drives Behaviors

Folkways are informal norms or everyday customs that may be violated without serious consequences within a particular culture. Wearing deodorant, brushing teeth, dress for the occasion.

Mores are strongly held norms with moral and ethical considerations that may not be violated without serious consequences in a particular culture.

Taboos are Mores so strong that their violation is considered to be extremely offensive and even unmentionable. Marrying a parent, sibling.

Ethnocentrism is the practice of judging all other culture by ones own culture.

Dyad

The  DYAD is the basic building block or unit of measurement of the discipline of Sociology.

Normality

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

SAMPLING

Symbolic Interaction

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

Irving Goffman
Symbolic Interaction