DOING SOCIOLOGY PAPER 1
Choose a group you are a part of (cultural group, gender, athletic team, workplace, family, education, etc.) and explore the norms, sanctions, and socialization process of that group.
In your paper you should:
- Identify the formal and informal norms held within that group.
- Discuss how you learned those norms. Who/what were the agents of socialization?
- How are those norms enforced through sanctions and/or rewards? What types of sanctions are they (formal, informal, positive, negative)?
- Choose one of the major theoretical perspectives in Sociology. Explain those norms/sanctions or the socialization process of those norms from that perspective.
Make sure you engage with course materials. Citing outside sources is not required. If you would like to cite outside sources, please use valid and reliable sources such as academic articles, articles from established news organizations, etc. do not cite Google or dictionaries.