Sociology Week 3 Class Notes
Sociology Week 3 Class Notes Sociology 112
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SOC 112 Current Social Problems Professor Gibbs CLASS NOTES (Week 3) “The school system shouldn’t make ideas safe for students but make students safe for ideas.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints Upward Mobility: Children get more education than parents. Downward Mobility: Children get less education than parents. Class Immobility: Both parent and child receive the same education level. Theory: A statement of how and why specific facts are related: Explanation is the process of solution StructuralFunctional Theory: Everything is society has a reason and works as interrelated parts. “If it exists, it must serve a purpose.” SocialConflict Theory: Pessimistic, bigger picture view of society. Society is divided into h aves and have nots. Symbolic Interaction Approach: Sees society as a product of social interactions that construct formal and informal rules. Methods of Collecting Research: Survey Research Interviews Field Research Secondary Analysis (pulling from research data that has already been taken) Structure vs. Agency: Structure: Society chooses destiny Agency: Personal Choice governs destiny Constrained Agency: We can make personal choices, but within a limit.
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