Lesson 6 - SOCIOLOGY 101 On Line
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CHAPTER 6 – Social Structure and Society
Assignment: Read chapter 6 – Sociology
101 by Jon Shepard
study of this chapter, you will be able to:
the concept of the group and differentiate it from social categories and
the basic characteristics of primary and secondary groups
the five major types of social interaction
the nature of group processes: task accomplishment, leadership styles, and
the concept of formal organization and identify the major characteristics
the advantages and disadvantages of bureaucracy.
between formal and informal organization
the iron law of oligarchy and demonstrate its importance with examples.
prejudices and discrimination in organizations.
and Contrast the major features of Western organizations and Japanese
of a club you belong to on campus or a club you joined as a high school
student. Was this a primary or secondary group? Support your answer with the
use of sociological concepts and actual experiences.
and in-group of which you are (or were) a member. Discuss the consequences this
group had for others. Defend the right of this group had for others. Defend the
right of this group to exist on sociological grounds.
of an example of groupthink at your school. Analyze this situation in terms of
positive or negative consequences.