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Intro to Soc - January 20, 2016 Notes - Intro to Sociology

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Intro to Soc - January 20, 2016 Notes - Intro to Sociology 1500-23210

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Intro to Soc. notes from class
Intro to Sociology
Denise A. Narcisse, Ph.D.
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Date Created: 01/20/16
Intro to Sociology W - January 20, 2016 Notes B. Case examples of what is (and isn’t) a sociological perspective 1. Lance Armstrong- bicyclist, blood doping to win races • saying he used blood doping because his fans expect him to win at all costs is a sociological explanation for his blood doping • blood doping- transfusion of white blood cells to increase stamina longer 2. Tiger Woods- claims to be a sex addict, cheats on wife 3. Justin Bieber- egging a house, fame getting to him Origins of Sociology A. 3 factors contribution to its emergence: 1. French revolution a. Occurred in1789 b. The ruling class is over thrown and people begin to question the way of doing things c. People start asking why? i. Why should small groups rule? ii. Why should small groups own all of the land and wealth while most people starve? d. Traditionally people answered these questions by saying it was God’s will and the rulers were smarter e. However answers became unacceptable and people began to revoke 2. Industrial Revolution a. Occurred around same time as French revolution b. Replacing the horse and plow for steam engine and powered machinery c. Factories emerged and started to produce farmer’s once produce much faster d. Fewer people go to farmer John and more begin to buy factory goods (spiral effect) e. Farmers relocate to factories but the cities aren’t equipped for all the new people moving into the city f. Confusion and chaos occurred g. Disease and illness increased h. People are confused because the old way of doing things no longer applies i. Unemployment continues • French revolution was the scientific study of society and human behavior emerge in mid 1800s in Europe • Industrial revolution was emerged in North America in late 1800s o Sociology grew out of social upheaval o Social upheaval in a rapid and extensive changed society o Good/ better things people don’t really like to do because its new and they don’t understand it o Sometimes even good things cause chaos 3. Application of Scientific Method to The study of Society a. people in chemistry, physics, and other natural scientists started to study things using new systematic method b. new method called scientific method c. philosophers of today decided that new method could also be used to study things in the social world


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