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Sociology 201, notes for first week.

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These notes are of the power point and the materials covered in class for the first week of the semester. I made a note at the bottom explaining that the rest of the notes were covered in class th...
Principles of Sociology
Dr. Tripp
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­­[Intro to Sociology]­­     +The sociological perspective        +Sociological Imagination        +Focuses on the social context in which people          live        +how are people influenced by their society?        +Society: a group of people who share a culture and territory          +Social Location           +"The corners in life that people occupy             because of where they are located in society"           +Examples:              +age              +gender              +race              +occupation              +income              +education          +C.Wright Mills        +"The sociological imagination enables us to grasp          the connection between history and biography"        +History: Each society is located in a broad          stream of events        +Biography: Each individual's specific          experiences, or external influences, become part          of our thinking and motivation    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  TIMESTAMPSTR:  [Fri Jan 15 10:00:29 2016]  #####Last Save: [Fri Jan 15 10:00:31 2016]#####  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++          +Origins of Sociology     +People have always asked questions about social life     +Ancient peoples answered them with myths and       superstition     +Sociology is the application of science to these       same questions     +Seriously emerged in the middle of the 1800's       +Grew out of social upheaval     +Major social changes occurred in during the end of       the 1700's and the beginning of the 1800's        +american revolution        +french revolution     +Ideals that individuals hold inalienable rights     +Fall of "Traditional" Governments       +Industrial Revolution        +mass movement into the cities        +changes in work and family        +loss of many traditional roles and interaction          rituals       +Founders        +Auguste Comte (1798­1857)           +What creates social order, instead of anarchy             and chaos           +First to propose the application of scientific             method to the social world           +Positivism              +idea that human behavior is subject to                causal laws like physics           +called the new science "sociology"           +greek: logos, study of           +latin: socius, companion or being with others             +Sociologist should discover knowledge about             society, and should apply it to social reform           +his form of science...              +closer to being an Armchair Philosopher         +(Armchair as in observing society.)           +drawing his conclusions from informal             observations           +his conclusions have been abandoned               +because he coined the term "sociology" he is             often credited with being the founder of             science            +Herbert Spencer           +1820­1903           +Disagreed with Comte about the role of             sociologists as reformers           +No one should intervene with the evolution of             society           +Societies evolve from lower (barbarian) to             higher (civilized)             +The most capable members of society survive,             while the less capable die out           +Coined the phrase: Survival of the fittest           +Because of similarities to his contemporary             researcher, his theories are referred to as:              +Social Darwinism           +His ideas were social philosophy           +Ideas have since been discredited          +Karl Marx           +1818­1883           +Exiled from germany for proposing revolution           +most significant contribution:           +Materialist version of history              +land              +wealth              +resources  ###Unfinished Section. Week ends here.###     


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