This week you are being introduced to the topic of Sociology
Imagine that you were asked by another student, “What would be the benefits of taking a course in sociology?” Explain how and why sociology can transform the way someone sees the world.
Here are some examples: How might a sociologist look at the role of “family” in your society? What might be some important sociological questions about the education system in your country? What would a sociologist say about the use of illicit drugs in your society?
This week we will discuss how sociologists conduct research.
Imagine you are a sociologist about to embark on a research project. What overall research question would you be interesting in pursuing? Using the information from the learning resources this week, please include the following information in your response:
This week you read about the concept of culture. Culture shock can often occur when you come into contact with a culture or subculture that is very different from your own.
Please share an example of culture shock that you have experienced. Why do you think you felt this way?
Make sure to bring in the course concepts you have been reading about this week such as cultural norms, values, mores, theories, etc.