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What is the exact definition of social institution?

What is the exact definition of social institution?

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School: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Department: Sociology
Course: Introduction to Sociology
Professor: Sandefur rebecca
Term: Spring 2016
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Name: SOC 100 LECTURE 1
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Uploaded: 02/20/2017
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What is a Social Institution?




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WELCOME TO INTRODUCTORY  SOCIOLOGY SOCIOLOGY 100 Sections AL1 and AL2 TTH 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM Foellinger AuditoriumWELCOME TO SOCIOLOGY 100 Professor: Kevin T. Leicht (“Light”) 3112 Lincoln Hall  Office Hours:  T 2 - 4 PM (and by appt.) kleicht@illinois.eduWELCOME TO SOCIOLOGY 100 You should be registered for  the lecture (sections AL1 OR  AL2) AND a discussion section (one hour each week) THERE ARE NO  DISCUSSION SECTION MEETINGS THIS WEEKWelcome to Sociology 100 COURSE WEBSITE: https://compass2g.illinois.edu You’ll need your University ID and password THERE you’ll find: 1. The course syllabus 2. On-line resources/websites. 3. Study tips 4. Your grades so you can check your progress in the  course. 5. An e-mail system. CHECK IT OUT!!! ☺Welcome to Sociology 100 Professor and Head of the Sociology  Department, UIUC (started August, 2015). Formerly: -- Director of the Sociology Program at the  National Science Foundation in  Washington; -- Professor and Chair of Sociology and  Director of the Iowa Social Science  Research Center, the University of Iowa -- Professor of Sociology and Research  Affiliate of the Population Research  Institute, Penn State University.Who is this guy?? I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. -- My parents are from Lyons,  Kansas and Perryton, Texas.COURSE REQUIREMENTS ATTENDANCE AT LECTURESFIRST DAY OF TOP  HATHELLO! You’ll be using Top Hat this  term. What is Top Hat? It’s a classroom response system. How does it work? Here are the basics: your professor asks a question, and you  respond, using a phone, tablet, or computer. For example, your professor might ask: What device are you  using today? Phone, tablet, or computer?Don’t have an account yet? No worries. After  class, just go to  tophat.com and Sign  Up as a Student.  Follow the steps to  create your account.  Just make sure that  you create only one: if  you’ve already  created a Top Hat  account, click Login  instead.Once you sign up, your prof will be  able to make class more interactive!FAQ: How can I improve my  connection to Top Hat? Close other apps. Download Top Hat before or after,  not during, class.  Have only one device connected  to wifi at a time. Use "offline mode" on the mobile  apps. Turn off wifi and use cellular data. Use the text/SMS option. you have any trouble along the  wsupport@tophat.com Your professor is an expert, but when it comes to Top Hat  questions, we’re the professionals. If you have any  issues as you use Top Hat let us know and we’ll help  get it figured out!THANKS! Any  questions? Visit support.tophat.com or  contact us: support@tophat.com Happy learning!COURSE REQUIREMENTS ASSIGNED READINGS  FROM TEXTBOOKS Dalton Conley. 2015. You May Ask Yourself: An  Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist. W.W.  Norton (4th Ed). Douglas Hartmann and Christopher Uggen. 2012.  The Contexts Reader. (paperback) W.W. Norton. Both are available from the Illini Union Bookstore,  the W.W. Norton website, and Amazon (Gillions of  used copies here and there, but the new ones are  shrink-wrapped, and the CONTEXTS reader is  thrown in for practically nothing).COURSE REQUIREMENTS ATTENDANCE AT LECTURES ASSIGNED READINGS FROM TEXTBOOKS FOUR IN-CLASS EXAMS: February 14th March 7th April 18th Wed., May 10th 7 – 10 PMCOURSE REQUIREMENTS The exams are weighted EXAM #1 – 10% EXAM #2 – 20% EXAM #3 – 30% EXAM #4 – 40% The final exam (Exam #4) is  cumulative…COURSE REQUIREMENTS ATTENDANCE AT LECTURES ASSIGNED READINGS FROM TEXTBOOKS FOUR IN-CLASS EXAMS PARTICIPATION IN  DISCUSSION SECTION  ACTIVITIES COURSE REQUIREMENTS -- You MUST sign up for a  discussion section (this is a 4 hour  course). -- All discussion sections meet for  50 MINUTES. -- Your discussion section grade  will count toward 20 PERCENT of  your final grade in Introductory  Sociology. NO MEETINGS THIS WEEK!Discussion Section Leaders Jay Brooks (Fridays, 11-11:50; 12-12:50; 1-1:50) jbrooks5@illinois.edu Carlie Fieseler (W, 9-9:50, TH 10-10:50) fiesel1@illinois.edu Heather Gifford (W, 10-10:50; 12-12:50; 1-1:50) hgiffo2@illinois.edu Khamsya Bin Khidzer (M, 11-11:50; W 11-11:50; F 10-10:50)  binkhid2@illinois.edu Matthew Peach (T 2-2:50; 3-3:50; TH 11-11:50) peach3@illinois.edu Amir Teimourigerdeh (M, 10-10_50; 11-11:50; 12-12:50)  teimour2@illinois.edu Matt Schneider (Head TA) mjschne2@illinois.eduTOPICS WE’LL COVER The Sociological  ImaginationTOPICS WE’LL COVER Sociological  Research MethodsTOPICS WE’LL COVER Culture & MediaTOPICS WE’LL COVER Socialization and the  Social Construction of RealityTOPICS WE’LL COVER social stratificationTOPICS WE’LL COVER Social Stratification in  Industrial and Post Industrial SocietyTOPICS WE’LL COVER The Family in  Comparative  PerspectiveTOPICS WE’LL COVER Gender roles and  gender inequalityTOPICS WE’LL COVER Racial and ethnic  inequalityTOPICS WE’LL COVER Social Control & DevianceTOPICS WE’LL COVER Religious belief and  actionTOPICS WE’LL COVER Politics, Authority, & Collective Action By the time you’re done,  you’ll know a heck of a  lot about sociology!What Is Sociology? Sociology is the study of human society. Sociological imagination is the ability to  connect one’s personal experiences to  society at large and greater historical  forces. Using our sociological imagination  allows us to “make the familiar strange,” or  to question habits or customs that seem  “natural” to us. You May Ask Yourself Copyright © 2008 W.W.  Norton & Company, Inc.What is a Social Institution? A social institution is a group of social  positions, connected by social relations, that  perform a social role. For example, the legal system, the labor  market, or language itself have a great  influence on our behavior and are  constantly changing. You May Ask Yourself 36Copyright © 2008 W.W.  Norton & Company, Inc. Sociology and Its Cousins Distinctions are important, but a lot of overlap exists  between the work done in different academic disciplines.  History and  anthropology  tend to focus  more on  particular  circumstances,  esp. in cultural  anthropology  Psychology and  biology examine  things on more of a  micro level than  sociology does,  and economics is  an entirely  quantitative  discipline.Political science  focuses on one  aspect of social  relations— power. You May Ask Yourself Copyright © 2008 W.W.  Norton & Company, Inc. A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DEFINITION: “Sociology is the scientific study of  human social life. Sociologists inquire into  the nature and causes of regularized and  repeatable patterns of human thought and  conduct.” (Sanderson). -- social life – life in interaction with  others. -- regularized and repeatable behaviors. -- thoughts – socially shared thoughts.Some behaviors are SO taken  for granted… “If situations are taken as real, they  are real in their consequences.”  W.I. Thomas Reification – when group rules take  on a momentum of their own that  defies change.

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