Ch 38: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Sociology

About This Chapter

We can assist you in your studies and understanding of sociology. This chapter's quizzes and lessons will offer a variety of learning approaches to help with the questions you will encounter on the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content exam.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Sociology- Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons are designed to help you study information related to sociology as you prepare for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content exam. Lesson topics the video instructors will cover include:

  • Themes in sociology
  • Theoretical perspectives of sociology
  • Social groups
  • Social institutions
  • Social inequality
  • Stereotype threats
  • Social-conflict theory
  • Social order
  • Demographic transition
  • Collective behavior
  • Sociological research
  • Strategies for teachers

Each lesson will be fully explained by instructors who will give you the best information related to the topics that were mentioned above. Whether you are accessing the lessons, transcripts or quizzes, you can use each of them multiple times. This will help you with your studies because you don't have to move forward until you feel comfortable enough to do so.

12 Lessons in Chapter 38: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: Sociology
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What Is Sociology? - Definition, Themes & Careers in Sociology

1. What Is Sociology? - Definition, Themes & Careers in Sociology

What is sociology? This lesson covers a basic definition of the field, identifies major themes or questions studied by sociologists, and identifies possible careers in sociology. Learn about the main ideas within this popular and fascinating field!

Sociology's Four Theoretical Perspectives: Structural-Functional, Social Conflict, Feminism & Symbolic Interactionism

2. Sociology's Four Theoretical Perspectives: Structural-Functional, Social Conflict, Feminism & Symbolic Interactionism

Theories are an essential part of the framework used to organize specific social phenomena within the social sciences. This lesson introduces the four major theoretical perspectives in sociology, including structural-functional, social conflict, feminism, and symbolic interactionism.

Types of Social Groups

3. Types of Social Groups

In this lesson, we explore a few of the most important types of social groups sociologists have created to describe social interactions and the impact of size and social mentality. Afterwards, text yourself with a brief quiz.

Social Institutions: Definition & Examples

4. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples

Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.

What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? - Definition, Effects & Causes

5. What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? - Definition, Effects & Causes

Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. Let's examine some causes and effects of poverty and test our knowledge with a quiz.

Stereotype Threat: Definition, Examples & Theories

6. Stereotype Threat: Definition, Examples & Theories

In this lesson, you will learn how anxiety about negative stereotypes concerning race and gender can sometimes prevent testers from scoring their highest. Use the quiz to test your knowledge on the subject matter.

Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance

7. Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance

In this lesson, we discuss the social conflict approach to deviance, including the connection between deviance and power as well as deviance and capitalism. We also discuss the difference between white-collar and blue-collar crime and define corporate crime and organized crime.

Social Order: Definition & Concepts

8. Social Order: Definition & Concepts

Social order is a broad concept based upon societal contracts, expectations, and hierarchies. In this lesson, you'll learn how to define social order and explore some of the things that contribute to keeping societies stable.

What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

9. What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages

There are many differences between non-industrial and industrial countries. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of demographic transition and the stages that guide a country through its changes into an industrial country.

Collective Behavior: Crowd Types, Mobs & Riots

10. Collective Behavior: Crowd Types, Mobs & Riots

Collective behavior refers to events that suddenly emerge. These events do not conform to rules or laws but instead are shaped based on the issue at hand. This lesson discusses the forms of collective behavior: crowds, mobs and riots.

Sociological Research: Approaches & Designs

11. Sociological Research: Approaches & Designs

In this lesson, you will explore the ways that sociologists actually conduct their research and discover how something complex can be studied using numbers and other methods. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Literacy Strategies for Teachers

12. Literacy Strategies for Teachers

The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.

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