We will be taking the last quiz, talking about social change and reviewing drafts of papers.
Quiz 5: will cover Institutions (see posting from November 9), you should be able to define what an institution is, as well as provide some examples of institutions (i.e. economy, family, etc.) and what the institution does. You can expect to see a form of the grid that we completed last tuesday.
That grid contained: institution, status, roles, values, norms, social structure, and organizations. The addendum to the definition, an institution is an accepted and persistent constellation of statuses, roles, values, and norms that respond to important societal needs.
In addition, this quiz will cover deviance. You should know what it is, and that as a violation of norms there are these four points to remember:
1. Norms vary in seriousness
2. Norms vary across groups
3. Norms vary across time
4. Norms vary between subcultures
As usual you are responsible for knowing about the MSL readings.
Please bring 2 copies of your paper. The more complete your paper the more helpful this step will be. (Please do not use an incomplete paper as an excuse to miss class) Here is the peer review sheet if you'd like to take a look, I will bring copies of these to class.