Intro Sociology Angie Ivey


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Intro Sociology Angie Ivey

  1. 1. Introduction to Sociology Angie Ivey
  2. 2. <ul><li>Do women with prestigious jobs have more leverage or “power” in a marriage relationship than women who are full-time homemakers? </li></ul><ul><li>Do middle class couples divide home responsibilities differently than couples in other social classes? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How have television commercials that promote “fast food” and low nutritional food influenced the way adults and children make food selections? </li></ul><ul><li>Have television fitness shows, like the Biggest Loser, motivated Americans to eat healthy foods and exercise more frequently? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Do schools that require students to wear uniforms have less problems with substance abuse and behavioral issues than schools who don’t require uniforms? </li></ul><ul><li>Do children from low income families perform as well as children from middle class and wealthy families in schools that require uniforms? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Over the past few years, the pet industry has boomed with the introduction of clothes for animals, pet perfume, pet psychologists, pet insurance, and doggie-daycare facilities. Is there a relationship between people waiting longer to have children and the humanization treatment of dogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do Americans who live in urban areas treat their dogs more “human-like” than people who live in rural farming areas? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How has the no-fault divorce law impacted the role of women in American society? </li></ul><ul><li>Do states that require pre-marital counseling have lower divorce rates than those who do not require it? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Has the increase of sexual behavior displayed in American society through the media, television shows, and magazine ads impacted the sexual attitudes and behaviors of teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>Are today’s teenagers entering into sexual relationships at an earlier age than teenagers a decade ago? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Are people with college degrees more likely to vote than those who do not have degrees? </li></ul><ul><li>How do college age voters opinions differ from the baby boomers generation on the economy, healthcare, and the war in Iraq? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Did families who lived in New York City become closer and more cohesive after the 911 terrorist attacks? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the 911 terrorist attacks impact American society’s view of immigrants? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Why do girls who attend single gender schools make higher grades in math and science than girls who attend co-ed schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do girls who attend single gender schools verbally participate more in class than girls who attend co-ed schools? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What is the relationship between society’s fear of illness and death and the devaluation of elderly people? </li></ul><ul><li>In Eastern societies, why does a person’s status and dignity increase as he/she becomes older? </li></ul>