Coming into this class/course I wasn’t sure what to expect I didn’t know much about sociology but I heard it was interesting so I decided to take it. Overall I am happy with my decision and feel like that I have gained more knowledge not only inside the class room but also outside the classroom. Although this is an introductory class I think it is a class that everyone should take because I feel that as a citizen, and some one who is helping making up our society it helps you understand your role in the society, what it is made up of and how our society works in different types of ways. Now that this course helped me see how my role in society can actually make an impact on others I plan to make a larger and more positive role in our society.
The core concept that I found the most interesting was global sociological imagination because it relates to my life. Global sociological imagination is someones actions, or decisions affecting someones life. I find this concept to relate to me because my parents actions and decisions have affected my life today. My parents originally being from India had made the decision to move and live in Canada, this decision had been made over 30 years ago and has still effected me and my siblings today. Because of my parents making the decision of living in Canada I have been able to live in a modern city and country and have many options with things like where I live, what I wear, what I want to do with school and my careers. I never really realized that my actions and decisions could affect other’s but this concept made realize that they could affect someone down the street from me or even someone on the other side of the world.
Before this course I always believed in race, but didn’t think anyone who was a different race to be much different from me. After the lectures in class and watching the video Race: The power of illusion, I believe that race has become a powerful myth that our society has created. Skin color is only skin deep, beneath the color of your skin you can actually have a very similar genetic to code to someone you would think you were completely different from. Although our society has created race and made it such a powerful concept in our society today it may be hard to get rid of racism, but I do believe it is possible if more people are find out that it is a myth made up from us.
Sociology has taught me many concepts and a lot about our society, that I would not have not known about without this class, I found sociology a very interesting class and do plan on taking more sociology classes. Because of this class I see our society in a different way, my perspective has changed in a positive and more knowledgeable way. The concepts I have learnt in this class will definitely be effecting my decisions, goals and tasks through out school and my life.