Sociology 101, Week 1 (8/23): "The Sociological Perspective"
Sociology 101, Week 1 (8/23): "The Sociological Perspective" SOCA 101
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Sociology 101 WK 1, 8/23 Williams 1 Chapter 1 – “The Sociological Perspective” Lecture Notes: • The Sociological Imagination- The ability to grasp the relationship between individual lives and the larger social forces that shape them. o Relationship between personal troubles and public issues o Where biography and history interact/intersect o Ex. Using the sociologicalimagination to question assumptions about a student angry about earning a poor grade in a class… poverty? Theory & Theorists in an Introduction to Sociology • Sociology- Scientific studyof human social relationships, groups, and societies. o Aims to understand humanbehavior, social relations, and social institutionson a large scale o Uses a scientific approachwith rigorousresearch methods Activity: Imagine a shoote…r Purpose: question prevo iusly held assumptions Book Notes: (pgs. 2-4) • Society- A group of people who share a culture and territory • Social Location- The corners in life that peopleoccupy because of theirplace in society o External influences (your experiences) shape how you view the world.