Sociology 110 01/29/2013
A system developed for organizing people, cooperating, dividing up tasks, and making decisions for the
good and survival of the group.
Helps you survive
Exerts and effect
Key tasks of culture:
1. Spiritually and morality
2. Physical needs Culture Individual
3. Kinship and kids
4. Passing on knowledge and beliefs
5. Defense and control
Culture doesn’t care how these needs get fulfilled or which gender does them.
The process by which we learn and internalize the expectations and beliefs of our culture. Sociology 110 01/29/2013
Societal expectations for behavior in a given situation.
Attempts to change someone’s behavior from what is defined as “deviant” by the group, to what is defined
Informal: Inappropriate clothes
Formal: Authorities, prison, suspension
Your culture doesn’t care about you.
People change culture
A part of society sharing a distinct pattern of values and behavior that differs from the larger society. EX:
Culture Individual Sociology 110 01/29/2013
What is sociology? (Why is it useful to you?)
A science of society
Sociology= The scientific study of human groups and society in search of general patterns of behavior and
Making culture visible… Leads to choice
Diversity of language/cultures
Time in history
Housing costs Sociology 110 01/29/2013
Corelated Sociology 110 01/29/2013
The Sociological Imagination (C.