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SOCY 122- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 68 pages long!)


Department
Social Sci, Edu and Soc Work - Sociology
Course Code
SOCY 122
Professor
Rob Beamish
Study Guide
Final

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Queen's
SOCY 122
Final EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Week 1- Visions and Profiles of Students Today
Beloit Mindset List
The class of 2020 cannot remember a time when they had to wait for anything
The class of 2021 cannot remember when a phone wasn't a video game and research library
They know that they are going to have to wait for a job after they graduate, and to get their
student loans paid off
They are an impatient generation, needing to slow down and learn how to be patient
The class of 2019 will enter college with high technology an increasing factor in how and even
what they learn, they will encounter difficult discussions about privilege, race, and sexual assault
on campus
Smartphone- whole world in your hand
Digital natives- grew up with the internet
Technology shapes what and how students will know
Generation X 1960s-1981
Conflicted generation
Born in the shadow of boomers (low pay, low prestige, low dignity, low benefit, no future job)
First influenced by the internet
Well educated, employed and hard work in rewarding jobs
Millennials- Generation Y 1982-1995
The "found generation", small, close families
Optimists who trust and respect authority
Rely on adult direction, assurance, confirmation
Time management becomes a problem, tightly packed lives and schedules
Sense of entitlement, less self-critical
Social experiences have created behaviours that have been reinforced over elementary and high
school have served well but now need to be readjusted in university
Used to receiving information really fast, less patience
o Parallel process, multitaskers
o Prefer graphics before text
o Prefer random access, perform best when networked
o Thrive on instant gratification and frequent reward
Generation Z 1996-2010
Would rather text than talk, cannot imagine life without cell phones
o Prefer to communicate online, often with friends they have never met
Don't spend much time outdoors unless adults organize activities for them
Never known a world without technology or terrorism
Prefer computers to books and want instant results
Growing up in an economic depression and are under tremendous pressure to succeed
Growing up fast and exhibiting behaviour far beyond their years
o Digitally sophisticated, socially conscious, high achievers
o Greater independence, self reliant
Mainstreamed, racially and ethnically diverse classes, confident of abilities
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Dedicated to social media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) and very anxious about
popularity, attractiveness, success, bullying, real friendships, globalization, climate change
Visions of Students Today
Michael Wesch put together a video called "visions of students today"
What are the main aspects of student life that are emphasized in the video?
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