Introductory Socialogy

Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).  

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.  Unit 2 has discussed how sociologists identify cultures and subcultures. Cultures and subcultures have unique components, such as language, values, norms (behaviors), and food. For this Discussion Board, you will dive deeper into culture by completing the following:  1.Using the textbook located on your Bookshelf, define each of the four components of culture: 1.Language  2.Values  3.Norms (behaviors)  4.Food  ◦Be sure to paraphrase and cite your sources. Do not copy and paste from the textbook. Click here for information and examples of citing examples.  ◦Here is the APA formatted reference for your SOCL102 eBook: Editorial Board. (2014). Introduction to sociology (2nd ed). Schaumburg, IL: Words of Wisdom, LLC. 

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 2.Next, choose a popular television show (examples include The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, The Goldbergs, and Orange is the New Black) or a movie you have enjoyed.   ◦For your chosen show or movie, provide specific examples for each component of culture (language, values, norms, and food) found within your show or movie. ◾For example, in The Simpsons, language can be seen with the word “D’oh” and the phrase, “Don’t have a cow, man!”    ◦Each TV show could be said to represent a subculture of mainstream society. How do the four components of culture (language, values, norms, and food) identified above combine to create a group that is different from or similar to other groups you would expect to see in mainstream American culture?    3.Finally, choose 1 of the following theorists: Durkheim, Marx, or Cooley. What does your chosen theorist say about the role of culture in shaping human behavior?

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