Lecture Notes for SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology with Stevens at Macon State (MSC)

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Material Type:Note
Class:SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology
University:Macon State College
Term:Spring 2011
  • Clinical Sociology
  • Casual Logic
  • Ida Wells-Barnett
  • Macrosociology
  • Microsociology
  • Social Behavior
  • Development Theory
  • Dramaturgical Approach
  • Counterculture
  • Perspective
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Sociology Exam 1 Sociology: the scientific study of social behavior and human groups. Broad in scope; it focuses on social relationships; how those relationships influence people?s behavior; and how societies, the sum total of those relationships, develop and change Sociological imagination: C. Wright Mills: awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society. It is based on the ability to view our own society as an outsider might, rather than from the perspective of our limited experiences and cultural biases. Sociology is a social science; sociology emphasizes the influence that groups can have on people?s behavior and attitudes and ways in which people shape society. Knowledge that relies on common sense is not always reliable. Sociologists must test and analyze each piece of information they use. Sociologists employ theories to examine relationships between observations or data that may seem completely unrelated. 19 th 1. Auguste Comte: Fre...

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