Short module (2 hrs.) focused on using excel to work through and understand segregation data
Explores contemporary trends in urban sociology
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.
As discussed, the murder rates for Blacks in the United States are substantially higher than those for Whites, with Latino murder rates falling in the middle. These differences have existed throughout the 20th and into the 21st century and, with few exceptions, are found in different sections of the United States.
This exercises examines housing patterns using data from the 2000 U.S. Census considering how stage of life course and race/ethnicity influence these patterns. Students are expected to discuss the implications of their findings.
You most likely learned in your introductory sociology classes that traditional mom-pop-children households in the United States are not as dominant as they once were. You may also have learned that the change was due in part to the increasing status of women and changes in customs and laws that made divorce less troublesome to obtain. And we all have known for quite some time that children in female-headed households have a much greater chance of living in poverty. While you do the exercises in this lesson, you will find data that look at some of these claims.
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Social Structure-Personality: What is the relationship between social class and child-rearing values?
The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational structure, influenced the values they would stress for their children because variations in structural locations exposed them to different experiences.
Here, we will analyze some forces contributing to inequality in earnings.