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Sociology Exam Prep Outline of Course 11/28/2012 11:38:00 AM You are responsible for: Some of what is covered in lecture is NOT in the readings and vise versa Sociological Imagination and Sociological Theories: Chapter 1 NS; chapter 1,3,7 SIQ, 1 Becker  Concept of sociological imagination  C.Wright Mills (1959)  Individual experiences connected to a social context Main Sociological Paradigms 1. Structural Functionalism  Social Order 2. Conflict Theory  Class conflict 3. Symbolic Interactionalism  Micro level interactions 4. Feminist Theory  Gender based inequalities Theories Know: How does each theory explain society? What are the criticisms of each theory? Application to: Olympics, funerals, songs etc… Research methods and ethics Chapter 20 Ns; Ch 6 SIQ; Chapter 2 and Ch 3 Becker Experiments Surveys (self administered questionnaires interviews) Observatory Studies (Participant Observation, Ethnography) Secondary Data Analysis (documentary analysis, historical sociology and use of official statistics) Research Methods: What are the strengths and limitations of each method? Qualitative vs. Quantitative methods, Cross sectional and longitudinal Ethics approval process Confidentiality What ethical issues are raised by: Zimbardo, Milgram study, Laud Humphrey study of tearoom trade(Lect), The Tuskegee Shyphisis(Lect) - One of the key limitations of observation studies is Generalizability. Culture Chapter 2 NS; Chapter 10 SIQ Chapter 4 Becker What is culture? What are cultural universals? Ethnocentric vs. Cultural Relativism Contemporary culture defined by process of Globalization, Postmodernism and Consumerism. Key features of each? What is meant by the term the “commercialization of childhood”? What was Pierre Bourdieu’s theory? (economic capital converted into social and cultural capital) Why is social and cultural capital important? What are the culture wars? Q: The concept of “social capital emphasizes the link between networks and connections and economic revenues. Socialization Chapter 3 NS; ch 4 and 5 SIQ; Ch 5 Becker What is the nature vs. nurture debate? What is the relevance of research on feral children, neglected children and twin studies for this debate? Agents of socialization? Define? Types: Primary, Secondary, Gender, Resocialization (voluntary/involuntary), Anticipatory - Charles Cooley “looking glass self” - George Herbery Mead: Taking the role of the other (1. Imitative stage 2. Play st
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