Sociology: A Part of my Life
Have you ever heard or saw the word Sociology and wondered what it was? We all participate in some form of Sociology daily. According to my notes, Sociology is the scientific study of social structure and social interaction (Dr.Manzi, Personal Communication, and 21May2014). Many people hear the word “Sociology” and have no clue what it is and that it is their way of life. I now have a better understanding of what Sociology is thanks to Dr. Manzi. As I write this paper, my goal is to inform you about how I use Sociology now at home and school and how I will use it in my future career. To understand how sociology affects my life you must first examine how I use sociology at home. My book, Sociology for the 21st Century, states that a status is a position within society (Curry, Jiobu, Schwirian, 2012, p.142). I have the privilege of having many different statuses such as mother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, granddaughter, niece and girlfriend. I love everything about each of my statuses and the roles that come along with them but being a mother is my favorite. I love being a mom and acting silly with my children. They think that we are just having fun and goofing off; I say that we are making memories and they are getting the parent/child interaction and socialization that they need to learn and grow. Socialization is defined in my notes as the process by which people learn the skills, knowledge, and values of their society and by which they develop their social identity (Dr.Manzi, Personal Communication, 4June2014). In addition to using sociology at home, I also use it at school. At Augusta Technical College my statuses consist of being a student and a classmate. It states in my book that a role is the expected behavior associated with a status (Curry, Jiobu, Schwirian, 2012, p.144). I am a student and I know what is expected of me from my professors because each of them have listed it on the course’s syllabus. They include...
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