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Sociology Week 3 Class Notes

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Sociology Week 3 Class Notes Sociology 112

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This week Professor Gibbs dove into the different types of sociological approaches to explaining social problems along with the influence our parent's success has on us according to these sociologi...
Current Social Problems
Professor Ben Gibbs
Class Notes
sociology, Introduction to Sociology, Gibbs, byu, Psychology
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Date Created: 09/18/16
SOC 112  Current Social Problems  Professor Gibbs    CLASS NOTES (Week 3)    “The school system shouldn’t make ideas safe for students but make students safe for  ideas.”  ­ Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter­Day Saints  Upward Mobility: Children get more education than parents.  Downward Mobility: Children get less education than parents.  Class Immobility: Both parent and child receive the same education level.      Theory: A statement of how and why specific facts are related:  ­ Explanation is the process of solution    Structural­Functional Theory:   ­ Everything is society has a reason and works as interrelated parts.  ­ “If it exists, it must serve a purpose.”  Social­Conflict Theory:  ­ Pessimistic, bigger picture view of society.  ​ ​ ­ Society is divided into h ​ aves and ​have nots.  Symbolic Interaction Approach:  ­ Sees society as a product of social interactions that construct formal and informal  rules.  Methods of Collecting Research:  ­ Survey Research  ­ Interviews  ­ Field Research  ­ Secondary Analysis (pulling from research data that has already been taken)    Structure  ​ vs. ​Agency: ​   ­ Structure: Society chooses destiny  ­ Agency: Personal Choice governs destiny    Constrained Agency: We can make personal choices, but within a limit.       


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