Hello Professor Atkins. I am in your Introduction to Sociology course at Benson High School. I am contacting you about my 504 plan. I have given a copy of it to Miss Gudvangen, as well as a list of my diagnosed disorders . One of my current accommodations is extended time for homework, as needed. However, I realize that this may not be possible in your class, due to your policy on late work. I have some issues with concentration, and I often require more time to complete a task than other students. For that same reason, I have some concerns about the time limitations on testing. When I feel rushed to complete a task, my concentration crashes. It's hard to explain, but I think it may be due to stress. Also, as you will see on my 504 plan,
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Next, there are time constraints that come into play when a student is assigned enormous amounts of homework. Some who do unrestricted homework assigning may find this difficult to believe, but us humble students do have lives. Many of us have part time jobs, extra-circular activities, volunteering, and general work to attend to.
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Sociology is a part of everyday life. People experience sociological changes when they get married, get a new job, or get discriminated against. All of these things can alter a person’s perspective on a group of people or even the world. Since the beginning of this class, I have personally endured several sociological changes in my life. I recently started a new job. I’m meeting new and wonderful people and I no longer dread having to go to work. I have also begun setting plans for my wedding to the one girl who I know will make everyday better than the one before. But, perhaps the one instance that has affected me the most and the deepest was when my parents got a divorce.
In Peter Berger's "Invitation to Sociology", the sociological perspective was introduced. Berger asserts that it is important to examine new or emotionally or morally challenging situations from a sociological perspective in order to gain a clearer understanding of their true meanings. This perspective requires a person to observe a situation through objective eyes. It is important to "look beyond" the stereotypical establishments of a society and focus on their true, hidden meanings. Consideration of all the hidden meanings of social customs, norms, deviations and taboos, allow one to establish an objective image about the truth behind it. This method can also be applied to understanding people. This questioning, Berger says, is the root influence of social change and personal understanding of others. To do this well, it involves much intellectual prowess and ability to reason.
The five questions I have chosen to answer are the contributions of C. Wright Mills to sociology. As I explain his contributions, I will identify major ideas he had as well as how they were used in study, and provide an example. The next question I will answer is demonstrating my understanding of how individuals respond to cultural difference by explaining both ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. This one I will address how each have positive and negative characteristics and the impact they have on social relationships. The third question is the deviance question. By explaining how researchers can ensure objectivity in studying the social reaction to a particular behavior. The fourth question answered in this midterm will