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Intro to Sociology Lecture and Textbook Notes (Chapter One)

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Intro to Sociology Lecture and Textbook Notes (Chapter One) SOCI 1311-004

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These notes cover information covered in the first week of class, supplemented by information from the textbook. Highlighted information will be on the exam
Dr. Dorothy Kalanzi
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Date Created: 09/01/16
Lecture One and Two  Syllabus and Chapter One  8/30/2016    Lecture One and Two    Overview of Lecture One:  ● Exams  ○ 4 exams  ○ Final is not comprehensive  ○ Each exam is worth 100pts (420pts for an A)  ■ Signature assignment worth 20pts  ● Extra Credit  ○ Extra credit is earned by participation and active discussion of the chapter  ● Rules  ○ Don’t be disruptive  ○ Turn off all devices  ​ ■ Laptops c​ an be used for notetaking, but those on laptops must stay in the  last two rows of the classroom.   ■ No taking pictures!  ○ Do not ask the instructor for lecture notes or a powerpoint. They will not be given  to you, as it is your responsibility to take good notes or find them elsewhere  ○ Phones should be on silent or turned off and put away  ○ Pay attention  ○ Ask questions  ○ Don’t fall behind    Lecture Two:  Chapter One: The Sociological Perspective  ● Sociology is one of the youngest academic disciplines  ○ Did not become a discipline until the 1890’s  ○ Founded in powerful social forces beginning in the 1750’s in europe  ■ Due to industrialization, urbanization, and migrations  ● Social Forces influencing the founding of Sociology  ○ The French Revolution  ■ 1789  ● Problems in France caused riots and a revolution  ○ Immigration to the United States  ■ 1800’s  ○ Children working in factories  ■ Early 1900s  ■ Child labor laws did not exist  ■ Many children often worked   ● Early origins of Sociology  ○ Greek philosophers tried to study how to create a utopian society  ● Auguste Comte  ○ The father of sociology  ■ He decided to study current society  ■ He viewed the study of sociology as a science  ■ 1798­1857  ● French philosopher  ○ Theory of Social Development  ■ Society evolves from stages  ● 1) The Theological Stage  ○ Every society begins here  ○ People in this society automatically contributes things to  the divine  ■ Like gods of fertility and rain    ● 2) The Metaphysical Stage  ○ The transition stage where people still think in terms of the  divine, but they are beginning to scientifically resolve their  problems  ○ headache=herbs whose value is credited to a deity    ● 3) The Positivism Stage (Scientific)  ○ Social problems are resolved by science  ■ Headache=medicine  ● What is sociology?  ○ The systematic study of human society  ○ A scientific discipline  ■ Uses research and theories  ● Sociological perspective  ○ A unique view of looking at society  ○ Benefits  ■ Helps us to ascertain the truth out of common sense  ● If we see homeless as victims, we are sympathetic  ○ The homeless are victims of society  ● If we see homeless as problems, we are unkind and rude  ■ Empowerment to be active participants in society that elicit change  ■ Sociology promotes public awareness of social problems  ■ Analyzes inequality  ● Privileges  ● Etcetera  ■ Who is affected, why, and how can we fix the issue?  ○ Sociology helps us to assess opportunities and constraints in our lives  ■ Our opportunities are other people’s constraints  ○ Sociology helps us to see the strange, foreign things from our own, familiar view  ■ Strangesness is in the eye of the beholder  ● Children   ■ Helps us to see social patterns in behavior of specific individuals and how  society shapes it  ● Global perspective  ○ Sociology helps us to have a global perspective  ■ Technology and the economy has connected all societies more than ever  before.   ○ The issues we have in the U.S are much more severe in other countries  ■ Poverty  ■ Education  ■ Homelessness  ● Where we live determines our behavior, life choices, and who we become in society.  Society shapes our lives  ● Social Theories  ​ ○ Other disciplines do not have ​social theories  ■ They borrow from sociology and psychology  ● Theoretical Paradigms  ○ Structural functional paradigm  ■ Macro approach to society; i.e, the society is seen as a whole and as an  organism with all parts working for the whole  ● All parts are functional  ■ Who’s Who?  ● Herbert Spencer (1820 ­ 1903)  ○ Society is like the human body  ● Auguste Comte (1798­1857)  ○ Father of Sociology  ● Emile Durkheim  ○ Frenchman that helped establish Sociology as a discipline  ● Robert K. Merton  ○ American that contributed theories why people commit  crime  ○ Functions  ■ Manifest functions  ● Recognized and intended consequences  ○ College to succeed in workforce  ■ Latent functions  ● Unrecognized and unintended consequences   ○ Get social networks at college that  will help in workforce later  ■ Social dysfunctions  ● Undesirable consequences  ○ Social conflict paradigm  ■ Macro approach that view society as an arena of inequality working  against each other  ■ Always look for conflict in society  ● Rich vs. poor  ● Males vs. females  ● Majority vs. minority races  ● Young vs. old  ■ Who’s Who  ● Karl Marx (1818­1883)  ○ A German  ■ Social class inequality  ■ Major source of social conflict  ● W.E.B. Du Bois (1868­1963)  ○ Significance of race in the US  ○ Race as a major problem facing the US in the 20th century    ○ Symbolic interactionism paradigm  ■ Micro approach  ■ Who’s Who  ● Irving Goffman  ○ Dramaturgical analysis  ○ Presentation of the self  ○ We are all actors  ● Max Weber  ○ Talked about bureaucracies  ● George Herbert Mead  ○ Personality development from social experience  ● Sigmund Freud  ○ Theories regarding the mind  ● Jean Pieget  ○ More theories regarding the mind  ● Erick Erirckson  ○ More on the mind  ● Travis Hirshi  ○ Criminal Justice  ○ Talked about why people commit crime  ○ Female sociologists  ■ Harriet Martineau  ● 1802­1876  ■ Jane Addams  ● 1860­1935  ○ Advocated for immigrants    Glossary  ● Sociology:​ The systematic study of human behavior; the study of how humans behave  ● Sociological perspective: ​seeing the general in the particular; seeing the bigger picture  from the smaller one  ● Global perspective:​ the study of the world and our particular society’s place in it  ● High­income countries:​ countries with the highest standards of living.   ● Middle­income countries: ​countries with an average standard of living  ● Low­income countries: ​countries with a low standard of living where most citizens are  poor  ● Theological stage of society:​ A period from the beginning of human existence to 1350  C.E where people believed that society expressed God’s will.  ● Metaphysical stage of society:​ A period from 1350 C.E to around 1500 C.E where  people saw society as a natural system  ● Scientific stage of society:​ Physics, chemistry ­ started when scientists applied the  scientific approach to the study of the physical world  ● Positivism:​ A scientific approach to knowledge based on “positive” facts rather than  speculation  ● Theoretical approach:​ A basic image of society that guides thinking and research 


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