Tag: education

Why This Virtual Human Is Being Injured by Scientists

Why This Virtual Human Is Being Injured by Scientists

The human body is complex. It’s got 206 bones, over 600 muscles, and every day I get older, I discover a new joint I didn’t know could hurt so bad. Learning to control the darn thing takes years of practice and refinement, and some of us still don’t quite have the hang of it. But

Introduction to Sociology – Socialization

Introduction to Sociology – Socialization

>>All right, in the last unit we learned about what culture was, the rules for living in society. Now we’re going to learn about how we learn those rules. That process is called socialization. Socialization is the lifelong process by which we learn the rules for living in our society. Sociologists have been fascinated by

Non-Human Animals: Crash Course Philosophy #42

Non-Human Animals: Crash Course Philosophy #42

Remember Cecil the lion? A lot of people were shocked – even outraged – when they heard about his death at the hands of an American hunter in 2015. The response to the lion’s death was so strong that the guy who shot Cecil basically went into hiding, until he issued an apology. But isn’t

The Zero Marginal Cost Society – Jeremy Rifkin

The Zero Marginal Cost Society – Jeremy Rifkin

We’re just beginning to glimpse the bare outlines of a new economic system entering onto the world stage. This is the first new economic system to emerge since the advent of capitalism and its antagonist socialism in the early 19th century. It’s a remarkable historical event. It has long term implications for every one of

The Impacts of Social Class: Crash Course Sociology #25

The Impacts of Social Class: Crash Course Sociology #25

Class matters. You probably already know that. And not only because you’re a student of sociology, but because you’re a person who lives in a society. But do you know how much it really matters? Social class is huge determinant of many of the most fundamental aspects of modern life – from your education, to

Preparing students for the culture of college | JoAnn Myers | TEDxABQED

Preparing students for the culture of college | JoAnn Myers | TEDxABQED

Translator: Katelyn Nicholson Reviewer: Denise RQ Good afternoon. How do we bridge the gap between high school and college particularly for first generation college students? To answer that question, I think we first have to consider what are the challenges faced by these students. Among the challenges that probably instantly come to mind would be

Introduction to Sociology – Sociological Research

Introduction to Sociology – Sociological Research

>>All right, now in this unit we’re going to be talking about the research process. How do sociologists collect data to test their theories? There’s a pretty standard set of procedures that we go through with every research project that we do. The first thing that we do is we choose a topic. So again

How does criticism affect popular culture?

How does criticism affect popular culture?

Popularity is a great question; it’s just an intriguing question. I think especially now in the kind of consumer capitalist culture where taste and sometimes quality is being measured in dollars and in numbers and in ratings and box office and all of that. And sometimes popularity is just taken to be sufficient kind of