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• Resources: Ch. 5, the Summing Up table on p. 121, and Figure 5-5 on p. 126 in Society:The Basics; and the Online Library• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]• Review the following scenario: You work for a formal organization in the United Statesthat has an open, flexible organizational structure as described in Figure 5-5 on p. 126 in

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SOC 120 Assignment: Evolution of Formal Organizations Paper (New)

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• Resources: Ch. 5, the Summing Up table on p. 121, and Figure 5-5 on p. 126 in Society:

The Basics; and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]

• Review the following scenario: You work for a formal organization in the United States

that has an open, flexible organizational structure as described in Figure 5-5 on p. 126 in

the text. You have a relative, Micah, who works for a formal organization with a

conventional, bureaucratic organizational structure. Micah is interested in working for

your organization, but he does not have the education or skill set to work there. He says


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SOC 120 Assignment: Future of Modernization Paper (New)

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• Resource: Ch. 16 in Society: The Basics; and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]

• Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper addressing the following questions:

o How does modernization manifest itself in U.S. society? Use one of the modern

theorists introduced in Ch. 16 as a basis for your response.

o Is modernization likely to continue in the U.S.? Explain your answer.

o Is modernization a world-wide trend?

o What are the consequences of modernization?


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SOC 120 Assignment: Prejudice and Discrimination Article (New)

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Imagine you are going on a 6-month expedition to a foreign country to experience thediversity of this country and study the impact of prejudice and discrimination within thiscountry. While you are there, you will journal your experiences and then write an article that

will be published in a travel magazine.• Resources: Ch. 11 in Society: The Basics and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]

• Choose a foreign country in which there has been well-documented instances of

discrimination against certain races or cultures such as:

o India: the Dalits and Adivasis

o Bosnia: the Muslims and Croats

o South Africa: the Coloureds or Black Africans

o Indonesia: the Chinese


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SOC 120 Assignment: Punishment Research Paper (New)

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Statistics show that there is a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. This raisesthe question, “Does punishment deter crime?”

• Resources: Ch. 7 and the Summing Up table on p. 182 in Society: The Basics; and the

Online Library

• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]

• Research the effects of the four types of punishment (Retribution, Deterrence,

Rehabilitation, and Societal Protection) in relation to today’s American society, as


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SOC 120 Capstone Discussion Question (New)

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• Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following: Which topics or concepts interested you most in this

course? How can you apply them to your life? Were there any topics you would like to

explore further? Discuss why they were meaningful to you.


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Culture Shock (New)

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• Resources: Ch. 2 and the Global Sociology box on p. 39 in Society: The Basics

• Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum]

• Read the Global Sociology box on p. 39 in the text, then respond to the following

questions in 200 to 300 words:

o If you were visiting and studying the Yanomamo, describe what you would have

done to prepare yourself for possible culture shock.

o Describe a personal experience you have had where you experienced culture

shock. What components of culture were you shocked by?

o Explain how understanding the major components of culture is important in a


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Deviant Behavior (New)

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• Resource: Ch. 7 in Society: The Basics

• Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum]

• Compose a 200- to 300-word response to the following:

o Give an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society

but is not considered deviant in others. What are the factors that have

contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior? Why does this

society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Social and Formal Groups Comparison (New)

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• Resources: Ch. 5 and the Summing Up table on p. 121 in Society: The Basics

• Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Individual forum]

• Compose a 200- to 300-word response to the following:

o Describe a social group and a formal organization that you are currently part of or

were a part of in the past.

o Review the categories in the Summing Up table on p. 121 in the text.

o Using the categories in the table, outline the main differences between the social

group and the formal organization you belong to. For example, explain how eachgroupor organization establishes membership, or describe how leadership is

exhibited in each group.


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Social Construction of Reality (New)

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• Resource: Ch. 4 in the text

• Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]

SOC/120 Introduction to Sociology

Course Syllabus Page 16

• Compose a 200- to 300-word response addressing the following questions:

o Describe your social status as you see it. For example, if you have a job, is your

status at work different than it is in your peer groups? Is your status in school

different than it is in your family? Explain the differences in how you interact with

people at work and school or with friends and family. You may use any examples

from your experience.


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Sociological Research Methods (New)

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• Resources: Ch. 1, the Applying Theory table on p. 14, and the Summing Up table on p.

19 in Society: The Basics; and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]

• Search the Online Library for an article or case study about suicide in the United States.

Try key words such as “research on suicide” to narrow your search. The article should

contain sufficient data on suicide for you to determine the research methods used in the

article.


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SOC 120 CheckPoint: Urbanization Trends (New)

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• Resources: Ch. 15 in Society: The Basics and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum]

• Compose a 200- to 300-word response to the following:

SOC/120 Introduction to Sociology

Course Syllabus Page 23

o Explain urban growth trends in the world’s poorest countries. What causes

urbanization in poor countries?

o Choose a major city in a poor, developing country and research how urbanization

has occurred in this city. Try search terms such as “history of urbanization in

(name of city).”


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SOC 120 Entire Course (New)

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SOC 120 Capstone Discussion Question

SOC 120 CheckPoint: Urbanization Trends

SOC 120 Assignment: Future of Modernization Paper

SOC 120 CheckPoint: Culture Shock

SOC 120 CheckPoint: Deviant Behavior

SOC 120 Assignment: Evolution of Formal Organizations Paper

SOC 120 Final Project: Analyze a Sociological Issue

SOC 120 Assignment: Punishment Research Paper

SOC 120 CheckPoint: Social Change and Modernization


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SOC 120 Final Project: Analyze a Sociological Issue (New)

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In this course you have learned about many different kinds of social problems and

controversial issues in societies around the world and in the United States, such as poverty,

social inequality, race and cultural discrimination, gender stratification, environmental

damage, population growth, and urbanization.

• Resources: Chapters 1-5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15, and 16 in Society: The Basics; Appendix A;

and the Online Library

• Due Date: Day 7 [post to the Individual forum]


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SOC 120 Week 1 Discussion Questions (New)

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Discussion Question 1

• Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following: Read the article from The New York Times on p. 33

in the text. According to this article, the American military does not represent an accurate

cross section of Americans. How would a sociologist view the reasons for the uneven

representation in the military? What would a sociologist say about how society shaped

Americans’ decisions to join the military? Support your answer by drawing from the

sociological perspective.


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SOC 120 Week 3 Discussion Questions (New)

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Discussion Question 1

• Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following: Discuss the stages of human development (as

explained by the theories presented in the text) by answering the following questions:

o Which agents of socialization are most important at certain stages of human

development? For example, discuss how the family is important to moral

development or how peer groups are important to personality development.

o Which theoretical perspective best supports your viewpoint?


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SOC 120 Week 5 Discussion Questions (New)

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Discussion Question 1

• Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following: What are some ways in which American society is

stratified? What do you think the impact is on society when groups are stratified?

3. Discussion Question 2

• Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following: Give at least two specific examples from your

personal experiences that demonstrate stratification. For example, describe where you

have observed stratification in the workplace, the media, home, or school. What were the

consequences of stratification in these examples?


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SOC 120 Week 7 Discussion Questions (New)

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Discussion Question 1

• Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]

• Post your response to the following:

o Study the map 15-1 on p. 421 in the text. Looking at the data on the map, what

patterns do you see?

o Now, consider the following statistic: The United Nations predicts that by 2025

wealthy societies will grow by 57 million people, while poor societies will grow by 1.7

billion people. What are the possible reasons for this growth pattern? What are the

consequences of this growth pattern?


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