SOCIOLOGY ON DEMAND
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Proprietary Lecture Notes
 

FEBRUARY 18, 2019

PRESIDENT'S DAY - Presidents' Day was originally known as Washington Day and celebrated on February 22 to honor the birthday of the nation's first president, George Washington. After Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, the U.S started celebrating his birthday on February 12.

(1) ORIGINS OF SOCIOLOGY

Please watch the following video and take notes over the important points covered in the VIDEO: The Wisdom of Sociology

The "Father" of Sociology: Auguste Comte: (1797 - 1857) who coined the term "sociology."  Please watch the video and take notes outlining the salient points of the film.

(2) CULTURE

Relevant Concepts:

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


IDEAL culture
refers to the values and standards of behavior that people in a society profess to hold.
REAL culture
refers to the values and standards of behavior that people actually follow.

   Please watch the following VIDEO about Ideal and Real culture.

Watch read the following definitions and watch all of the following Videos.  Introduction to Folkways and Mores.

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. Sexual abuse. Joe Mixon

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.  

(3) SOCIALIZATION

    socialization is important for being fully human.  MEAN GIRLS

    EFFECTS OF ISOLATION ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

         ISOLATION VIDEO

         GENIE: FERAL CHILD

         the science of neglect 

         Watch this video and then write a two-page paper discussing   isolation and socialization:  FERAL CHILDREN

    EXPLAINING SOCIALIZATION -

    NATURE VS NURTURE

    cooley - mead- freud - piaget 

    5 AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION - VIDEO

    SOCIALIZATION THROUGH THE LIFE COURSE

    RESOCIALIZATION 

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:
 
SYLLABUS
 
PHOTOS