Discussion Questions

  1. Research “Pizzagate” and respond to the following questions: (1) define “fake news” in your own words; (2) why is a “sociologically informed public” an essential component for the functioning of American society?
  2. How do you see the science of sociology as being both PERSONALLY and PROFESSIONALLY rewarding for you? In other words, how might you use information from this course in your everyday life, as well as in the workplace?
  3. Read this article--https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/04/white-teachers-expect-less-than-black-teachers-from-black-students/476307/--and respond to the following questions: (1) what is a stereotype?; (2) how are the findings of this study related to prevalent stereotypes about young African Americans