Gordon's Theory: Discussion of Terms

Assimulation vs. Integration Distinguish between the terms Acculturation, Assimulation, Integration, Intermarriage, and Pluralism. (Gordon's Theory). What are the limitations and/or advantages to using the metaphor of the "melting pot" versus the "tossed salad"?

The Bus Metaphor for High Functioning Teams

What metaphor or analogy makes the most sense when you think of a highly functioning team? You may write additional thoughts or insights beyond this question regarding the functions of a team.

Culture Shock Analysis

In just about any circumstance in life, one has the potential to experience culture shock, either on a small or large scale. Think about a culture shock scenario that you had at any point in your life. Examples of culture shock that are appropriate for this assignment can include migrating to a ne...

Theory, Public Sociology, Humanistic Sociology & Conscientization

What is theory and why does it matter on a personal and societal level? Why does theory have a bad reputation? What is public sociology and how can one engage in it? What is the difference between performance-oriented and learning-oriented students? What is humanistic sociology? What is consc...

Self-Harm and Black Male Teens

Reference and paper brainstorming ideas are provided to explore the taboo topic in America of self-harm and black male teens.

Suburban Youth Expressing Urban Characteristics

Here is a link to photos of Suburban youth trying to emanate the Urban Youth. These are comical photos each has a caption. In many ways this is very sad. Please comment on them in the discussion area for extra credit. Here is the link: http://heavy.com/comedy/2012/06/the-20-worst-suburban-gangsta-fa...

Organizing Sociological Research of a Metropolitan City

Students will identify and select a target city and conduct an investigation. City of Choice is Houston Texas Students in this research assignment will identify both the strengths and the weakness of the targeted city. The focus of this paper is to conduct research on the needs, resources, and...

Sociological Theories

Three key sociological theories are structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. What key ways do these different theories define deviance and punishment in society?

Family and contemporary social forces, now and 2020

Identify three contemporary social forces that influence family stability. Imagine that you can see into the future to the year 2020. How do you think the impact of these three forces will be manifested by that time? What would need to change in society to alleviate the stresses that impinge on the ...

Sexism, Division of Labour, and Women's Enslavement by Beauty

1. What forms can sexism take in the workplace? What "sex-typing" takes place in occupations in the United States? What is meant by the term glass ceiling? Please explain and give examples to facilitate the responses to each question 2. What does research show about the div...

Gender Roles and Equality

1. Summarize the findings of anthropologist Margaret Mead regarding cultural conditioning and gender roles. 2. What are the functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist, and feminist views on stratification by gender? 3. What distinctions are made by Talcott Pa...

Distinguish among prejudice, ethnocentrism, and racism

1. Distinguish among prejudice, ethnocentrism, and racism. Distinguish between (individual) discrimination and institutional discrimination and give an example of each concept. Define color-blind racism and explain why many believe it is a form of covert racism. 2. What are hate crimes? Give som...

Understanding Deviance and Socialization

1. Discuss and illustrate the four types of nonconforming behavior presented by Robert Merton in his theory of deviance. 2. Describe Edwin Sutherland's approach to deviance, which draws upon the interactionist perspective. In what ways does Edwin Sutherland's approach to cri...

Deviance in Society

1. Discuss the procedures in, and conclusions to be drawn from Stanley Milgram's experiment on obedience to authority. How did Stanley Milgram explain the high rates of compliance found in his obedience experiments? 2. Explain Travis Hirsch's control theory. Distinguish betwee...

Dominican American culture overview

Research a specific cultural group with which you are unfamiliar. Describe some of the characteristics that make this a cultural group. Give specific examples of how members of your chosen culture experience prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. Identify strategies you could use to pract...

Language Barrier - Issues in Competence

language as a cultural competency that needs to be respected and accommodated in the same manner as cultural beliefs and practices. Approximately 600 words. 1. Identify a situation you were involved with where language was a problem. 2. Describe the situation: who was involved, what was at s...

Socioeconomic Status (SES)

Need 350 words • What is the definition of socioeconomic status? What factors are measured to determine SES? • What does socioeconomic status mean to you? What do you perceive your status to be at this time? What was the status of your family when you were a child? • How did this impac...

Role and Definition of Age

• What do you define as "old"? • What are your family's beliefs about aging? • If an elder in your family needs care, whose responsibility is it to provide that care? How do you determine who holds that responsibility (e.g. eldest sibling, most financially stable, etc.)? • Does your ...

Social Behavior Theories and Research

I chose to write a paper about how social influences affect people living with social anxiety. With that being said: •How do social behavior theories and research provide a framework for topic? •How do social behavior theories and research apply to topic? •How do social behavior theories a...

Models of Culture Diversity

Models of cultural diversity: • Assimilation (includes Melting Pot and Accommodation) • Pluralism (includes Separatism) • Multiculturalism 3-4 paragraphs in which you compare and contrast the models of multiculturalism 1) Write a story or example illustrating each model. The goa...

Sociology of Culture

Please help with the following problems. 1. Describe one dominant and one minority group to which you belong. Explain why you classify each of these this way. 2. Name one subculture and one counterculture. Did you participate in any of the subcultures mentioned in this lesson? Who do you think ...

Culture Universal

Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) in response to each of the following. 2 other references . 1. Provide two definitions of culture, and then identify 3 cultural groups to which you belong. Based on the definitions you provided, why do you consider each of those a culture? 2. Select one,...

The Kansas Police Experiment Q&A

Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment and Reaction Read the following article on the Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment at the following link: http://www.policefoundation.org/content/kansas-city-preventive-patrol-experiment-0 Based on your readings, address the following: - This stud...

Dramaturgy comparisons

Which one of the following do you like best: Cooley's Looking-Glass Self, W.I. Thomas' "Thomas Theorem," or Goffman's Dramaturgy? You can use any theory to compare and contrast your choice. Just be sure it is clear which one is your pick. Be sure to discuss in detail why you like the theory that yo...