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SOC - Sociology (WO)


Welcome to the SOC 200 guide.  Here you will learn how to transform complex social problems into simple search strategies to find the information that you need to solve them.  What words would you use to search for information on the problems below?

  1. What are some of the ways workers are alienated from the product and process of their jobs. How can these concepts be applied to students and their educations?
  2. Pick a famous politician, business leader, or celebrity who has been arrested recently.  What crime did he or she allegedly commit? Who was the victim?  What factors best explain how this person might be punished if convicted?  If the person was recently tried in court... what was the outcome?  Do you agree or disagree and Why?
  3. How is children's play influenced by gender roles?  Think back to your childhood.  How "gendered" were the toys and activities available to you?  Do you remember gender expectations being conveyed through approval or disapproval of your playtime choices? 
  4. Do you believe free access to colleges has achieved it intended goal?  Explain.  What are the positive and negatives of a free college education.