Ch 78: Roles & Functions of Social Institutions

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This chapter will change the way you review topics connected to the roles and functions of social institutions like religion in Protestantism, definitions of religion, cultural differences in schooling, and more. Our short and interesting video lessons will help you remember the information you need.

Roles & Functions of Social Institutions - Chapter Summary

This chapter of brief but intriguing video lessons will help you review topics like religiosity and secularization, definitions of religion, types of religious views including atheism and agnosticism, and the list goes on! Your participation in our short quizzes placed at the end of each lesson will help you illustrate the information you remember. This chapter also includes the following topics:

  • Definition of social institutions
  • Kinds of family patterns like patrilocality and matrilocality
  • Kinds of monotheism including Christianity and Judaism
  • Religion in Protestantism
  • Cultural differences in schooling

Don't worry if you can't be near a computer or other device, because the worksheets can be printed out along with the answers. The fact that our quizzes and lessons are brief allows you to review a large amount of information in a short period of time. Take a peak at the lesson transcripts for keywords.

9 Lessons in Chapter 78: Roles & Functions of Social Institutions
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Social Institutions: Definition & Examples

1. 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.

Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality

2. Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality

The family, as a social institution, is an extremely important subject of study for sociologists. In this lesson, we define family and kinship, and we discuss three different patterns of residency and systems of family lineage.

Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

3. Religious Views: Atheism, Agnosticism & Theism

Sociology of religion is a large branch of sociology. The different views on deities are studied as part of this topic. In this lesson, we compare and contrast the views of theism, atheism, and agnosticism.

Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

4. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions

Sociologists strive to study every aspect of religion in an objective way. In this lesson, we define religion and identify key concepts that are found in religion. We also discuss the difference between churches, sects, and cults.

Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

5. Monotheism: Islam, Judaism & Christianity

In this lesson, we define monotheism and identify three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We also discuss the ideology of each of these three religions.

Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

6. Nontheism: Hinduism, Buddhism & Confucianism

Not all religions focus on the belief (or disbelief) in a particular deity. In this lesson, we define nontheism and discuss the ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

7. Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology

Religion can, at times, be a powerful agent for social change. In this lesson, we discuss two examples of the dichotomy between religion and the secular world, including Max Weber's book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, as well as the concept of liberation theology.

Religiosity, Secularization & Civil Religion: Applications on Individuals & Cultures

8. Religiosity, Secularization & Civil Religion: Applications on Individuals & Cultures

In this lesson, we define religiosity, secularization, and civil religion. We'll also discuss these concepts both on an individual and cultural scale.

Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

9. Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

The value of education and access to it is different across cultures. In this lesson, we discuss some of the differences in schooling between lower-income and higher-income nations. We also discuss the education system and cultural values of several countries.

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