Describe the process of thinking with a “sociological imagination”. Provide an example from the readings using the approach. Which prominent sociologist developed the concept? Identify two differences between functional, conflict, and symbolic interactionist perspectives. Name a theorist who represents each approach. What is “social structure”? Why is it important to consider when discussing individual behavior and thinking? Briefly describe two types of theories that explain how humans learn and understand their culture through processes of socialization.
Your writing should begin with an overview of your opinion and summary of data supporting it and rely on evidence from this week’s readings and any other pertinent course materials from this week, stated in a clear and organized manner. The writing should be approximately the equivalent of one page double-spaced with citations of our relevant sources to provide evidence for your argument.