V. Please read chapter on social structure, social interaction, communities, organizations, socieities, and related posted fyi’s, and related PowerPoint Presentation on Course Homepage to address the following: What is meant by the term “social structure”? Describe the social structure of individuals, groups, and societies. What types of groups are there? Why are groups so important to people? Some people would do anything in the context of a group or to belong to a group, including submit to mortification exercises. What are they? What has been the most important group thus far in your life?

(for individual social structure be sure to describe statuses, roles, and role conflicts; groups – hierarchy, norms, division of labor; and societies – describe preindustrial, industrial, and post-industrial societies. Also, what did Durkheim and Tonneis say about simple and complex societies?)

Hazing http://www.stophazing.org/

Also: SEE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON COURSE HOMEPAGE:

SOCIAL INTERACTION AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE

OR:

DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Please read chapter on deviance and crime, as well as related fyi’s and powerpoint presentation on course homepage to address the following: How can we define deviance? What are the functions of deviance? Give examples. Why do some people continue to behave deviantly considering the impact of socialization and the use of social controls in our society to prevent deviant behavior. What is a social control? What types of social controls are there? Give examples.

FYI’S:

Outline of Biological and Psychological Theories of Deviance http://www.umsl.edu/~keelr/200/biotheor.html

Sociological Theories of Deviance

http://www.valdosta.edu/~klowney/devtheories.htm

Prison Population Statistics:

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/

Also: SEE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON COURSE HOMEPAGE:

DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Materials:

TEXTBOOK: SOCIOLOGY IN MODULES

BY RICHARD SCHAEFER, 3rd or 4th EDITION, McGRAW HILL PUBLISHERS.

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