Discussion Questions

  1. A key piece of sociological wisdom is that much of what we know and do is a result of interactions we have had with other people, places, things, cultures, and ideologies. In what way was your decision to attend college influenced by outside agents? Who has the most power over your staying in college?

  2. C. Wright Mills made the connection and distinction between “public issues” and “private troubles.” How is opioid addiction an example of a private trouble? How is sex trafficking an example of a public issue?

  3. Imagine a day without access to your phone or computer. How would this change the outcome of your day?