Sociology Reflective Essay Outline

Having the privilege to enroll in Introduction to Sociology I have acquired the knowledge of not only my country’s sociological behavior, patterns, functions, relationships, education, culture, ethnicity, gender stratification amongst other things which are a part of our day to day lives but also of other Caribbean countries. There are certain things as human beings we learn growing up from different observation and interaction but being in college and taking this course I am now able to assimilate our social similarities and differences, those of which I can relate to and those that I am unable to. It is important for us to be considerate about others opinions and outlook and not be bias.

Studying sociology as a science I understand that human beings relationship and interactions depend on where someone comes from and the different social group they are affiliated with. Our cultures play a major role in our society. Culture is the way of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together forms people’s way of life. (Macionis 38) Whenever people switch life styles and different way of living they tend to experience culture shock. The perfect example would be from the television show “Wife Swap”. In the program, two families, usually from different social classes and lifestyles, swap wives/mothers and sometimes husbands for two weeks.

The program will usually deliberately swap wives with dramatically different lifestyles, such as a messy wife swapping with a meticulously neat one, documenting the cultural and social differences that the two families discover with the new family member. In Belize City, we can also relate, with someone from the North Side moving into the South Side area temporarily or permanently. They will experience the economic struggle, discrimination and the drastic increase of violence which happens on the South Side as compared to the North Side. People are also differentiated from the language they speak or even by their accent.

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Sociology 1:30 – 3:00pm M-W
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At first, I’m not that much interested on this subject, but I can’t help but listen because Its an honor to have the one of the most respected teachers in this university, she is Dr. Teresita Lupato, she has been my teacher in psychology when I was on my freshmen year and that learning I had with Dr. Lupato was indeed a great quest. So the excitement quite boosted my interest in learning what they so called “Sociology” These couple of things is what I realized while studying sociology
“Sociology gives us an understanding of the world we live in” By studying sociology, you will fully understand why things are happening. For example in our society,…show more content…

That there are many factors that affects people on what they are today. Those questions I have before have finally been answered.
Culture is what we identify ourselves by such as, by the way we act, dress, and what we believe in. Culture is defined as,” a complex collection of values, beliefs, behaviors, and material objects shared by a group passed on from one generation to the next”. Culture is inherited, we as humans adapt to our surroundings in which we are taught to reject anything that poses a threat by being “different” from one culture to the next. This is why there are many countercultures that have evolved and separated from the dominant culture in certain areas who’s cultures are not considered to be the ”norm”.
"Nothing is as it seems"
A sociological concept that always requires you to see the bigger picture. This concept can always allow someone to re-evaluate themselves psychologically, emotionally, and socially.
“Understanding Others” By understanding others, you learn true things about yourself that you may have never been conscious of. You realize the magnitude and liberation in being honest with yourself about what you feel, like/dislike, and think.

“Understanding People” In learning about why people do certain things or have that certain kind responses, you learn to forgive people and see them, not as good, evil, stupid, incompetent people, but human beings acting according to

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