Did you get the following? Class differences - Rich and poor Age – young and old Gender – male and female Ethnicity – different cultures Nationality – different nations, regions of the same country Family differences -divorced parents, single-parent families… Educational differences -are some people more intelligent? Religion – differences in faith / beliefs Lifestyle differences – do we have different tastes?
2. What do we have in common? If we are so different / individual / unique how are we able to live together?
Behavior – the rights and obligations- expected of someone occupying a particular status. Roles
Shared beliefs about what is good or bad, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable. Values
Shared rules of conduct that tell people how to act in specific situations Norms
The position or rank of a person or group within the society Social Status
Rewards or punishments used to enforce conformity to norms Sanctions
3. How is our “Sociology Society” possible? How is it possible for our society to function? Relationships, rules, responsibilities
4. How do we learn the rules? Experience Observation Teaching
That is a bite-size intro to Sociology but we will cover other topics
Culture Language – slang Norms and values Beliefs Diversity