Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology with Hughes at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
  • Contagion Theory
  • Precipitating Factors
  • Emergent Norm Theory
  • Emergent-Norm Theory
  • Constructed Reality
  • Collective Behavior
  • Concentric Circle Model
  • Credentialism
  • Social Statics
  • Microsociology
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STUDY GUIDE -- INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY Final Exam Professor Michael Hughes What is covered on the exam? (1) Chapters 1-13 in SOCIOLOGY: THE CORE; (2) All articles in READINGS IN SOCIOLOGY (3) All lectures and class presentations Use attached study guides from exams 1 and 2 for material covered in the first two parts of the course IMPORTANT CONCEPTS (since exam 2): Family- social group whose members are related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption and live together, cooperate economically, and care for the young Secularization- the notion that profane (nonreligious) considerations gain ascendency over sacred (religious) considerations in the course of social evolution homogamy- the tendency of like to marry credentialism – the requirement that a worker have a degree that doesn’t provide skills necessary for the job family life cycle sick role- a set of cultural expectations that define what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior for people with a disease or problem social change- fundamental alterat...

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