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Sociology 1510, week 1 notes

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Sociology 1510, week 1 notes soci 1510

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Intro to Sociology
Dr Hellen Potts
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jaskiran Kaur on Sunday August 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to soci 1510 at University of North Texas taught by Dr Hellen Potts in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 83 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at University of North Texas.


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Date Created: 08/07/16
Functionalism Emile Durkheim  Society = organism that requires equilibrium   Society is held together by cooperation, consequences, and interdependence by  establishing institutions, and roles   Division of labor and hierarchy of positions = social order   Shared public values ensure compliance with rules and laws   No social change: change occurs only to re­establish equilibrium within the system   Conflict theory (conflict) vs. Functionalism Theory (cohesion)   Symbolic Interactionism   Thomas Theorem: People behave according to what they believe to be real, not  necessarily what is objectively true  People definition is primary motivation for human behavior  Feminist Theory  Analyzes the status of men/women in society   Goal: improve lives of women   Provides new ways of seeing the world   Debunking theory  Global Perspective  Communication is present with anyone no matter the location   We travel in hours   A natural disaster in one part has widespread effects  Sociological Theory   The Age of Enlightenment/Reason   Observation and reason replaced a belief in the supernatural causes of events  Alexis de Tocqueville: felt that despite the individualism of Americans, they had little  independence of mind  Auguste Comte: create the term “sociology”  o He believed that society could be studied scientifically­ known Positivism \  Harriet Martineau: wrote about how to observe behavior as a participant   Emile Durkheim: focused on the forces that hold society together in moral cohesion     3 fathers of Sociology  Durkheim   Marx   Weber 


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