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Study Guide for Part VI

Module by: Ruth Dunn. E-mail the author

Summary: Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text is a very, very brief textbook suitable for use as a supplemental or stand-alone text in a college-level minority studies Sociology course. Any instructor who would choose to use this as a stand-alone textbook would need to supply a large amount of statistical data and other pertinent and extraneous Sociological material in order to "flesh-out" fully this course. Each module/unit of Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text contains the text, course objectives, a study guide, key terms and concepts, a lecture outline, assignments, and a reading list.

Minority Studies: A Brief Text: Study Guide for Part VI—Hate Kills! The Consequences of Bigotry

  • Be able to define and discuss stratification/inequalityStratification
    • The unequal distribution of the goods of society
      • Wealth, power, status
    • Social inequality
      • A system in which people are denied access to the goods of society based on their group membership
  • Define, discuss, and give examples of master status
    • Review master statusRace or ethnicity, sex or gender, age, religion, disability, and SESSES
      • Socioeconomic Status= income+education+occupation
    • Define and discuss SES
      • What is SES and how does it impact peoples’ lives?
  • The stratification hierarchy
    • Where someone is placed in terms of access to wealth, power, and status
    • Based on various aspects of their master status
    • How does the stratification hierarchy affect
      • Racial and ethnic minorities?
      • Women?
      • Sexual orientation minorities?
      • Religious minorities?
      • The disabled?
  • Define Thomas’s Theorem and explain how it relates to issues of stratification/inequality
    • How do our concepts of reality affect the way we judge others?
    • Discuss the ways in which the human mind creates social categories
    • Define and discuss stereotypes
      • How many stereotypes about groups other than your own can you list?
        • Are any of these stereotypes true?
        • Why or why not?
      • How many stereotypes about your own group can you list?
        • Are any of these stereotypes true?
        • Why or why not?
  • Look at the World Demographic “Clock” and explain what it shows
    • What did you learn from this that you did not know before?
  • Find data that break down world demographics into percentages.“If the World Were a Village of 100 People.”
  • Define, discuss, and give examples of Infant Mortality Rates, Literacy Rates, Life Expectancy, and GDP/GNP in the richest and poorest nations in the world
  • Define, discuss, and give examples of expulsion
  • Define, dicusss, and give examples of genocide

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