Lecture Notes for SOC 1176 - Introduction to Sociology with Moss at Temple (Temple)

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Material Type:Note 1
Class:SOC 1176 - Introduction to Sociology
University:Temple University
Term:Fall 2010
  • Theoretical Approach
  • Perspectives in Sociology
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Natural Sciences
  • Interactionist
  • Systematic Observation
  • Immediately
  • Social Behavior
  • Socially Constructed
  • Functionalist
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SOCIOLOGY: A Brief Introduction Slide 1 This lesson relates to: Chapter 1: Understanding Sociology Slide 2 Main Topics: Week One • What is Sociology? • The invention of Sociology? – Who invented it • What Is Sociological Theory? – Major Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology – Who developed these theories? • Why Study Sociology? Slide 3 What is Sociology? – Science: a body of knowledge obtained by methods based on systematic observation – Natural Sciences – Social Sciences • History, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, and Sociology – Sociology is broad--A Sociologist can study anything that’s social Slide 4 What is Sociology?-Definitions • Sociology – Schaefer’s Definition—“Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior in human groups” Slide 5 What is Sociology--Professor Moss’s Definition • Sociology is the science of the social – (for example: interpersonal interaction between men and women, American culture, social clas...

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