SOC/262 Week 2 Sociology Matters Assignment
Wk 2 – Sociology Matters
Instructions: The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply what you learned through the activities and chapter readings. You can reflect on the results from the reading and activities this week to inform your answers.
Review the Sociology Matters prompt at the end of Ch. 4.
Write a 700-word response to one bullet at the end of the chapter.
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Sociology matters because it explains why you accept certain social norms almost without thinking—and why you pay a price if you break those norms.
- What social norms were you expected to conform to when you became a student at your college or university?
- Are they similar to or different from the norms you grew up with?
- What happens to students who do not conform to accepted social norms? Is social control on your campus stricter or more lenient than social control in other parts of society?
- Is crime a problem on your campus? If so, what social forces might underlie it?
Course: SOC/262 Contemporary American Society
School: University of Phoenix