Sociology 102: Social Inequalities Review Session
Contact Information Josh Curtis Office: Room 333, 725 Spadina. firstname.lastname@example.org Joshcurtispolisoc.com
Tutorial Plan • Tutorial goals -Brief review of course material -Generate class discussion -Critically evaluate different discussion questions • Chance for YOU to ask questions
Tests and Exam Distribution of exams • i.e., sp / rs / course material Hints for studying
Starting Points Where do the questions come from? Bolded terms “Sociology can be defined as_____” Important Sociological Figures “According to C. Wright Mills, the sociological imagination is ________” Major theoretical applications “Functionalist theory would interpret population growth as________”
Hint for Readings in Sociology The multiple choice questions will likely come from: The main arguments of the papers (is it theoretical or empirical?) The key sociological figures (and their theories). Bolded terms. Sections are HEAVILYorganized. The sub headings will direct your focus. Often, the main argument will come in the first 2-3 paragraphs – this should also direct your focus.
Readings in Sociology Answer the following questions: Identify the main argument of the chapter (thesis). What is the purpose of the article (i.e., academically, why did the author write this paper – is it tied into a debate?). (Puzzle/contribution). Identify and define all key terms and key figures.
Exam Details: Content • Social Problems Ch1: What are social problems? • Starting Points Ch9: • Readings in Sociology Section 7 Section 10
Chapter Discussion: SP Chapter 1: What are social problems? • What is a social problem? • Distinguish between subjective and objective elements of social problems. • Explain and and apply social construction and claims-making. • What is the sociological imagination? • What are moral panics? Give examples and explain. • Theoretical perspectives and how they relate to inequality.
Chapter 1: Key Terms • Social Problem • Sociological Imagination • Macro/Microsociology • Latent/Manifest functions • Claimsmaking • Whistleblower • Moral Panic • Social Construction • Moral Entrepreneur • Symbols, Roles, Social group, etc…
Study questions • What is inequality and why is it worth studying? • Why might we expect inequalities in one realm to be related to inequalities in another realm?
Chapter 1: Study Questions • Explain and describe ‘social problems’ (including both subjective and objective elements). • What is the sociological imagination? How does this relate to inequality and social issues? • Explain social construction, moral entrepreneurs, and claims-making. • What are moral panics? How does this relate to your understanding of the subjective elements of social issues?