Overview: This purpose of discussion 1 is to examine what is sociology, culture, socialization, and social interaction. Answer prompt 1. Then select and answer one prompt from prompts 2-5. Refer to Chapters 1-4 to answer the prompts.
Instructions: Respond to prompts in paragraph form (200 – 400
Prompt 1: Describe 3 topics from Chapters 1-4 that interests you.
Prompt 2: Define sociology and describe the three theories of sociology.
Prompt 3: Define culture and describe how people are socialized into a culture (e.g., gender, ethnic, and racial socialization)
Prompt 4: Describe how identifying with a group(s) effects your behavior and ability to rise up the social class ladder.
Prompt 5: Describe Cooley’s looking-glass self and Mead’s role taking and the generalized other.