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Sociology First week of notes

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Sociology First week of notes Soc 100-001

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These notes cover the first week of notes that we have taken
General Sociology
John R Brouillette
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by AlliSlaten on Sunday January 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 100-001 at Colorado State University taught by John R Brouillette in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 201 views. For similar materials see General Sociology in Sociology at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 01/24/16
Allison Slaten Sociology Notes Chapter 1: Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method - Do we simply “pick” our marriage partners? • 77% choose partners within a 5 year age range of themselves • 78% choose partners around the same education level • 93% choose partners of the same race/ethnicity - Why do you believe and behave the way you do? Why do other people believe and behave differently from you? What are the consequences of the answers to those two questions? - 4 Perspectives on human life (ranked from 1-4 in order from least abstract to most abstract) - Sociological perspective- sociology’s special point of view that sees general patterns of society in the lives of the particular people - Biological (1) - Psychological (2) - Social Interaction (the way we interact in a certain way to achieve the same goal) (3) - Cultural (4) - Emergence- each lower level effect the level above it, meaning that they are not independent but that they interact with each other - Interpenetration- each higher level effects the levels below it - Autonomy- they don’t need each other always - Global perspective- the study - The Sociological Imagination - Putting on a set of glasses that you may not have put on before - “The ability to see the relationship between individual and the larger society” - “Many of our particular problems (and our success as well) are not unique to use but are the result of larger social trends” (page 9) - Personal problems are transformed into public issues (box on page 9) • what are the factors outside of ourselves that effect our actions • Allison Slaten


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