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Sociology 100- 2/17- 2/22 notes

by: Ashley Judkins

Sociology 100- 2/17- 2/22 notes SOC 100

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These notes cover everything our professor covered in class as well as all clicker questions. I hope these notes help you guys:)
General Sociology
John Brouillette
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Date Created: 02/11/16
Sociology  2/17/2016  Clicker questions for this lecture:  ● Status(s): Girlfriend and Student=Cannot do both roles 100%   Martha is experiencing?    Answer: B) role conflict   ● Status(s): Student: has reading assignment and needs to study for an exam=  cannot do both  Larry is experiencing?  Answer: A) role strain   Lecture notes:  ­Social Statu​ a social position that a person occupies   *Who am I?  ­Ascribed You don't have a choice/control over this  *Example: Being male/ female  ­Achieved​ You have a choice/ control  *Example: Profession  ­Master Status The major ones that stick out   *Example: Person­ Lebron James  *Major Statuses: Basketball player  *This can be good or bad  ­Role: Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status  *Example: An employee at Wendy's (status) is supposed to arrive at work on  time, be clean, be        polite to customers (role)  ­Role Strai: Occurs when incompatible demands are built into a single status that a  person occupies  *This is always within one status  *18 credits=study hard  ­Role confli: Occurs when incompatible role demands are placed on a person by two  or more statuses held at the same time  *Example: Statuses­ Father and Husband  *The conflict is that he has to split up his time between his child and wife                Sociology  2/19/2016  Clicker questions for this lecture:  ● How often do you feel stressed out?  ­Class response: Frequently  ● Is smoking marijuana in a city park in Fort Collins a deviant act?   ­Class response: Yes  *The point to this clicker question is to illustrate how a symbolic interactionist  differs from other perspectives. This point of view makes one ask: do other  people think this act is deviant?    Lecture notes:  ­Social Construction of Realit The process by which people creatively shape reality  through social interaction.   ­Thomas Theorem​ : Situations that are defined as real are real in their consequences.  ­Although reality is “soft” as it is fashioned, it can become “hard” in its effects.   ­Ethnomethodology​ : The study of the way people make sense of their everyday  surrounding.   *AnaÏs Nin: “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”  *examples: man vs. woman, Black vs. white  ­Dramaturgical analysis: The study of social interaction in terms of theoretical  performances.  * Think of yourself as a performer; now think about how you would act backstage  and onstage? How do they compare?  *”Backstage”: this resembles going to bathroom­ or not many people get to see  this.   ­So this means that you are not truly yourself until you are alone  *”Frontstage”: This resembles going to class­ What everyone sees  ­So this means you put up a front when you are around people to alter  how you want to be perceived.   ­Impression management​ : We practice how we want to be seen in public   *we want to impress people  ­Civil inattent: Non­verbal communication, facial expressions, eye contact, and  touching.   *Examples: Is it okay to look at someone?  ­People define reality and create rules  We create these “rules” by testing what is accepted in one’s  society  *example: personal space, staring at someone in an elevator  Sociology  2/22/2016  Clicker questions for this lecture:  ● Has anyone ever used humor to put you down?   Class answer: Yes  *The point behind this clicker question is to show that humor has a double   edge sword and can be used in a positive or negative way  ● Have you ever worked at fast food?  Class answer: No=80% Yes=20%  *the point was to get the idea of a “group” introduced by creating a group   that works in fast food places   ● Which of the following best describes you regarding number of close friends?   Class Answer: 55%=right amount, 42%= want more, 3%=want less  Lecture notes:  ­Class Activit Have people approach each other  ● Male approach male   ● Female approach male: Furthest apart   ● Male approach female  ● Female approach female: Closest apart  * This was suppose to show us that we draw invisible lines that define your   personal space  *He connects this to how a social interactivist is interested in cross culture  *He connects this to “personal space” aspect of dramaturgical analysis   *he then goes on talking about how people break the rules on social guidelines  ­Social Construction of language certain words have different connotations   *example: Unemployed vs. in between jobs; girl vs. women  *These words are describing the same thing, but the way they are said creates   different feelings   ­Humor:   *is the product of reality construction  *provides a way to express an opinion without being serious (relieves tension)  *often is a sign of real conflicts   ­When would you help someone?​  when there is less people→more people will help you     Chapter FIve  ­Social Group: Two or more people who identify and interact with one another.          Two types of groups/relationships  Primary  Secondary   personal orientated   goal orientated   usually long duration  usually short duration but it is variable   broad relationship that involves many  narrow relationship; a lot of convos are  activities   off limits   The person makes the relationship  we tend to not care that much about the  worthwhile   person/ we are using them   Goal is to not end   means to an end   Examples: Boyfriend; family  Examples: store clerk; government           


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