Review the Class Notes for Social Structure
Round up six family members for a game of Monopoly. For the first 45 minutes observe as they play Monopoly the regular way. You will need a traditional Monopoly board game rather than the electronic game for this exercise to work. Once you are certain that everyone understands the rules of Monopoly tell them you are changing the way the game is played. Put everything back together as though you were starting the game and then tell them you are giving them 15 seconds to divide into social classes. Be ...view middle of the document...
Read the two Ethnomethodology examples (I & II) and watch the clips Students Invading Personal Space (right click and open in new tab) & Along Came Polly (in folder). These samples are provided to further illustrate reactions of stepping outside of your comfort zone and what it means to break a social folkway.
Status symbols are a large part of our social structure. Go to the discussion forum Status Symbols and answer the questions provided.
Controversy continues over the use of symbols such as the Confederate flag. Members of the South Carolina Council of Conservative Citizens were very displeased when the flag was removed from atop the dome of the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. Other groups applauded the removal of the flag, which they believe was a racist symbol. How would sociologists explain the divergent meanings of such a symbol? Be sure to review the class notes on components of culture before answering the question. You do not need to email me this one...although it would make an excellent exam question so be sure to do it!
Take a look at the PPT video on Politics and Government. Reflect on where power fits into the social structure.
Work on and complete Exam I. Email it to me before midnight 2/9.
The Monopoly paper will not be due until 2/23 so take your time.