complete short discussions due 3


How persuaded are you by the argument that most or all of prehistoric art was created for religious reasons primarily? Use three pieces of art from this week’s lecture (i.e., learning Unit) to take a stand on either side of this position.

Paleolithic Era, Prehistoric Culture, Mesolithic Era


Your author’s state: “Studying sociology is beneficial both for the individual and for society. By studying sociology people learn how to think critically about social issues and problems that confront our society. The study of sociology enriches students’ lives and prepares them for careers in an increasingly diverse world. Society benefits because people with sociological training are better prepared to make informed decisions about social issues and take effective action to deal with them.”

So, knowing this information, please describe what your authors define as the “sociological imagination.” After you define it, please give an example of how people fit into society using your own family. For example, pick your great grandmother or great grandfather and state in a brief paragraph what values they would have learned being born in their time in history. Then describe the values your grandmother or grandfather would have learned in their time frame in history. Then describe a few values that your mother or father would have learned growing up in their time frame in history. Then describe one or two values you would have learned from your parents in your current time and history.

This exercise would show you how individuals fit into society and are affected by their “social location” -time and place in history and how the sociological imagination would use a broader view of society to define their values.


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