SOC 102 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

SOC 102 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

SOC 102 Topic 1 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

Topic 1 DQ 1

In Our social world: An introduction to sociology, look up the definition of Sociology. Write at least four keywords that correspond best to the definition of Sociology. Explain the goal of Sociology. Share with the class why you want to study Sociology?

Topic 1 DQ 2

Define the concept of Sociological Imagination. Provide an example of how you would apply the Sociological Imagination to a current social issue within society such as racial conflict and law enforcement, or education funding. What is your perspective on the issue if you use the Sociological Imagination?


 Topic 2 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

Topic 2 DQ 1

Compare and contrast material and nonmaterial culture. Provide examples of both from your life.

Topic 2 DQ 2

Are we prisoners of socialization – yes or no? If you answer yes, how do you explain the fact that we think of ourselves as having choices and free will? If you say no, how do you explain the fact that in almost every way, we conform to what society expects of us? (We wear clothes, we drive on the right-hand side of the road, we go to college, we don’t – usually – go around stealing things, killing people, or breaking most of the laws of society.) Discuss this question with a friend, then post your response as well as how your friend’s opinion was similar or different than your own.

Topic 3 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

Topic 3 DQ 1

Using the three major sociological theories, explain each theoretical perspective on deviance. Then compare and contrast the role deviance plays in society according to the theories. Use Figure 5.1 in Our social world: An introduction to sociology as an aid to answer this DQ.

Topic 3 DQ 2

Merton believed that deviance was the result of tension between the cultural goals or aspirations held out to the larger society, and the approved means of attaining those goals. Do you agree or disagree with this theoretical perspective?  Providing examples to back up your statement.

SOC 102 Topic 4 DQ 1 & 2 Latest

Topic 4 DQ 1

Provide two examples of statuses and roles you inhabit. Explain what statuses and roles produce for the social person, and thus, for you.

Topic 4 DQ 2

Select three societal tasks from Chart 6-1 in Our Social World: An Introduction to Sociology – chapter 6, and explain how the related social institution performs the societal task. Can an argument be made as to the most important task? Share your thoughts with the class.