take a sociological concept/term that you learned this semester, find a picture you feel represents that concept and analyze it from the sociological perspective.
Pick a sociological concept/term covered in 1 of the 8 modules (terms chosen from a module not being covered this semester will not receive credit)
Each student can examine terms of your own choice
State, bold and define the sociological concept/term
- Provide a visual representation (an image) of that concept/term
- For the assignment you can choose from one of the following visual sources (political/editorial cartoon, image posted on a social media platform, visual depiction of a current event)
- Provide a write-up tying the concept and the image(s) together. This should include:
- “Read” into the media, tell the story of the image(s), describe the image(s)- (i.e. What do you see?)
- Explain how and why you feel your visual image represents the sociological term
- Look through the lens of the sociological perspective and apply 1 of the 3 theoretical perspectives (Functionalism, Conflict, Symbolic-Interactionism)
When applying a theoretical perspective describe how your chosen theory or perspective views/explains the term. For example: Do they find it positive or negative? Are there individuals that benefit or feel it serves a function in society? Is there symbolism or different meaning and interpretations of your concept?
- To conclude your write up, analyze your term in Context (Relate your term to current events, societal structure, and/or your own perspective/experiences)
- The sociological concepts (terms, ideas) will come from the material covered in the course and are chosen by the student. Terms chosen from a chapter not included in a module will not receive credit. The visual images can come from a variety of sources. Be creative and have fun with this assignment. The length of the write-up should be at least a full page.
- **The visual images should be from one of the following sources/categories:
- Picture of an event from an article or depiction of a current event within the last 3 years
- Political cartoon or editorial cartoon
Visual posted on a Social Media platform.
Please cite the sources.
sociological term that i picked is (socialization).
this is one of the listsbeliefstenets or convictions that people hold to be truecounterculturesgroups that reject and oppose society’s widely accepted cultural patternscultural universalspatterns or traits that are globally common to all societiescultureshared beliefs, values, and practicesculture lagthe gap of time between the introduction of material culture and nonmaterial culture’s acceptance of itdiffusionthe spread of material and nonmaterial culture from one culture to anotherdiscoveriesthings and ideas found from what already existsethnocentrismthe evaluation and judgment of another culture based on one’s own cultural normsfolkwaysdirect, appropriate behavior in the day-to-day practices and expressions of a cultureformal normsestablished, written rulesglobalizationthe integration of international trade and finance marketshigh culturethe cultural patterns of a society’s eliteideal culturethe standards a society would like to embrace and live up toinformal normscasual behaviors that are generally and widely conformed toinnovationsnew objects or ideas introduced to culture for the first timeinventionsa combination of pieces of existing reality into new formslanguagea symbolic system of communicationmoresthe moral views and principles of a groupnormsthe visible and invisible rules of conduct through which societies are structuredpopular culturemainstream, widespread patterns among a society’s populationreal culturethe way society really is based on what actually occurs and existssanctionsa way to authorize or formally disapprove of certain behaviorsSapir-Whorf hypothesisthe way that people understand the world based on their form of languagesocial controla way to encourage conformity to cultural normssocietypeople who live in a definable community and who share a culturesubculturesgroups that share a specific identification, apart from a society’s majority, even as the members exist within a larger societysymbolsgestures or objects that have meanings associated with them that are recognized by people who share a culturevaluesa culture’s standard for discerning what is good and just in society