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Test Outline for Sociology Test #1

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Test Outline for Sociology Test #1 SOCY 101

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These notes are an exact outline for what Dr. Goodell went over in class.
Zachary Goodell PhD
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Introduction to Sociology, sociology, Introd to Soc, Soc 1
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kristin Notetaker on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to SOCY 101 at Virginia Commonwealth University taught by Zachary Goodell PhD in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Sociology in Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Date Created: 09/17/16
Origins of Sociology Social theorists Social Theory Social research  Sociological Imagination – C. Wright Mills  Sociological Perspective Origins of Sociology & Social Theorists Age of Enlightenment (mid 1700 – mid 1800s) 1900s >-----------*- ------------/------------------/---------------/ -----------------/---------------------> Theorists Compte Durkheim Marx Weber (positivist) (suicide) (econ. Ineq) (Verstehen) 3 stages of society 1. Urbanization 2. Industrialization 3. Secularization Social Theory Macro – Social Systems Micro – context of situation >--------------------------------/---------------------------------------/-------------------------------Theory Structural / Functionalism Symbolic Interactionism & Conflict Age of Enlightenment >-------------*------------/------------------------------------------/------------------------------- Epistemology Traditional Modern Post Modern Idealism Realism = Science Interactionism -Positivism - Empiricism Social Research Macro------------------------------------------Micro ------------------------------ Critical – post modern Quantitative Qualitative Power Positivistic Interpretive Social Justice Soc Research Methods Survey research DOING IT YOURSELF Interviews secondary analysis USING SOMEONE ELSES DATA Observations (unobtrusive) Experiments Participation Observation Research Process 1. Research Q 2. Review the literature 3. Consider assumptions and biases 4. Research methods 5. Gather data 6. Analyze 7. Findings / conclusions 8. Publish Culture Elements of Culture Values / beliefs Symbols Vs signs (Reification) Language: Sapir / Whorf Norms (rules) Folkways informal Mores community Laws formally Taboo religious / complete Counter - Sub – Ethnocentrism vs Cultural relativity Theoretical perspectives S/F = value consensus @ Diversity Conflict = Values – where they come from SI = Humanness is defined by symbolic activity Types of Culture Nomadic Traditional Modern Post Modern (Agrarian) Simple------------->--------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------Complex Foraging, herding, industrial, post- ind. Agriculture, horticulture Society (social organization) Lenski = Tech …. S/F…linear progress How people have organized their lives around their life (foraging, herding, etc.) No longer nomadic (can settle down) Marx = conflict…cyclical (dialectic materialism) - Digress primitive comm. - ancient -feudal - capitalism - social - communism Alienation class / false consciousness Hegemony Weber = idea: Modern – rationality (regress) Traditional ideas _______________________________> Rational ideas Protestant ideas Social organization – depersonalization Durkheim = social bonds  function Mechanical Organic solidarity Division labor: simple---------------------------------------.> complex Chapter 5 – Socialization George Herbert Mead – (reflexive) mind, Self, role taking


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