SOC 101, Week 1 notes
SOC 101, Week 1 notes SOC 101
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I. Sociology and Common Sense a. Human beings have a natural instinct to mate with the opposite sex b. Common sense can be nonsense i. Common sense barriers 1. Seeing is believing 2. The logic trap 3. Social pressures/ authority c. Sociology i. Study of human society and social behavior 1. Micro- one on one, small group 2. Macro- large groups, institutions, organizations 3. Example: Teen non-marital pregnancy a. Micro- religion reduces the chances b. Macro- country level( more religious, more chances) ii. Everything is relative. I. Introduction a. Subject Matter i. Humans are capable of inquiring ii. Sociology uses scientific method 1. Empirical data iii. We are concerned with understanding the everyday world iv. Peter Bruger 1. “aha” moment- to widen our consciousness v. Goffman 1. We don’t know the social rules unless we break them 2. Reactions to breaking social norms b. Nothing is what it seems to be
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