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SOCS 185 ( Culture and Society ) Full Course

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SOCS 185 ( Culture and Society ) Full Course

 

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SOCS185 all weeks discussions , assignments , quizzes and final exam – Latest 2016

 

devry socs185n week 1 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

devry socs185 dq 1

 

 

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Developing a Sociological Imagination (graded)

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Sociologist C. Wright Mills preferred to call the sociological perspective “the sociological imagination” and he saw it transforming personal troubles into public issues. Let’s begin our discussion this week by considering homelessness. Why are a high percentage of the homeless veterans? What situations might be a cause in someone being homeless? Use the sociological imagination to explain your observations, and how the sociological imagination helps us consider the causes and possible solutions to homelessness..

 

 

devry socs185 dq2

 

 

 

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Stanford Prison Experiment (graded)

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In 1971, Philip Zimbardo’s experiment demonstrated the power of the situation and the interaction between social interaction and social structure. There are many videos of the experiment, search two or three videos on internet to see different perspectives about this experiment. After viewing the videos, if you had been a guard, do you think you would have been more likely to go along with the other guards or would you have resisted or spoken up about treating the prisoners the way you would have wanted to be treated if the roles had been reversed??

 

devry socs185n week 2 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

 

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The Changing Meaning of Symbols (graded)

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Symbols can have more than one meaning.

1.        1. The battle flag of the Confederate States of America is viewed by some as the rebel flag and is a symbol for individualism against authority. To others, it is a powerful symbol of repression, hate, and slavery.

2.        2. Someone wearing the hat or jersey of their favorite team might be perceived as a gang member (friend or foe) because of the symbolic meaning of the colors to another group.

3.        3. What examples can you think of where symbols can have more than one meaning?

 

 

devry socs185 dq 2

 

 

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The Games Children Play... (graded)

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In the article, “Games Children Play: An Exercise Illustrating Agents of Socialization” (Teaching Sociology, 26, April, 1998: 130-139). Davita Silfen Glasberg, Florence Maatita, Barbara Nangle, and Tracy Schauer pointed out that most introductory sociology textbooks identify the main socialization agents as family, peers, schools, media, work, and religion. “…what is far less often acknowledged is the contribution that children’s toys and games play in representing and reinforcing dominant conceptions of ‘appropriate’ social identities found in social discourse and in institutional arrangements.” Toys and games can allow us to experience the subtleties of race, class, gender, and political socialization that are embedded in play. Sometimes players may challenge and subvert these images and messages at the delight or disgust of other players.

What toys did you have as a child that you think of as agents of socialization? How did you use toys to understand relationships or prepare for new ones?

 

 

devry socs185n week 3 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

 

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The Milgram Experiments (graded)

 

 

The Milgram experiments on obedience to authority, discussed in chapter five were conducted with groups of subjects who had not met before the experimental session. Here is a brief video from the original experiment: Milgram Experiment. Do you think that groups of people who already knew each other would demonstrate more or less conformity if placed in these experimental situations? What if the teachers were men and the learners were women? Would teenagers conform the same as adults?

 

 

devry socs185 dq 2

 

 

Sexuality and Social Inequality (graded)

 

 

How could sexuality play a part in social inequality? Watch the following video: Girl’s Self-Esteem. Does society hold women to a different set of expectations than they do for men?

 

 

devry socs185n week 4 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

 

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Social Mobility (graded)

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Has your family experienced significant upward or downward mobility over the past three or four generations? How do you think your values and behavior might differ had you experienced the opposite pattern of mobility? How might it have been different had your family been of a different ethnic or racial origin?

 

 

devry socs185 dq 2

 

 

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Perceptions of Deviance (graded)

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One of the more interesting topics of study is the area of deviance and social control. Choose a form of deviance with which you are familiar (not necessarily something you’ve done, but something someone you know did) and discuss why society views that behavior as deviant and whether perceptions of that behavior have changed over time. Explain which theory of deviance you think works best for understanding the deviant behavior you’ve chosen to discuss.

 

 

devry socs185 week 5

 

 

 

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Definitions of Race and Ethnicity (graded)

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What is meant by the social construction of race? Take a look at the this video link:.youtube.com/watch?v=EivX77ORIIs”> Kiri Davis: A Girl Like Me. Is your race more a matter of how you view yourself or of how others view you? In what ways is how you view yourself influenced by our society and culture?

 

 

 

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Man’s Work Versus Woman’s Work (graded)

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How are household chores (cooking, cleaning, laundry, child care, auto maintenance, yard work, home repair, etc.) divided up along gender lines in your current residence? How were chores divided up in the home where you grew up? Is the time spent each week on the total about evenly divided or skewed one way or the other?

 

 

devry socs185 week 6

 

 

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We Are Family. Get Online And Post With Me... (graded)

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Sociologists stress that family life is not just a reflection of individual decisions but also the social structure of the broader society. Using concepts from this week’s reading to support your points, discuss how society shapes family life.

 

 

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What is Religion? (graded)

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How would you define a religion? What characteristics must a belief system have in order for it to be considered a religion? If a belief system did not include faith, a God, heaven, or hell, would it still be a religion? How much of a belief system do you have to believe in order to be considered a member of a religion, 100%, 90%, less?

 

 

devry socs185 week 7

 

 

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Think Globally, Act Locally (graded)

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What steps do you or your families take to lessen your impact on the environment? What items do you reduce your usage of, recycle back into other products, or reuse for another purpose?

 

 

 

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Coming Back To Research (graded)

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Research is fundamental in the social sciences. A common data collection method is the survey. Let’s look at the survey as a social scientist.

Navigate to the DeVry portal .devry.edu/”>(http://my.devry.edu). At the student portal, enter your DSI# and the password used to log in to the student portal and navigate to the End of Course Evaluations and Student Satisfaction Survey directly from the home page. Locate the Quick Links section on the left side of the home page, scroll to the bottom of the page and select the link for Surveys.

Now, let’s discuss the merits and flaws of this survey instrument. Which questions would you add? Which would you delete? What questions would you change? What questions would you keep the same?

 

 

DeVry SOCS185 Course Assignmennts

 

 

Sociological Imagination

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