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BL_STU 2200/SOCIOL 2200, Week 1, Class 1

by: Gabbie Scott

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These notes are the "crash course" to sociology - a quick view into what the class will cover.
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Mike Sickels
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Gabbie Scott on Monday September 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BL_STU 2200/SOCIOL 2200 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by Mike Sickels in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 66 views.

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Date Created: 09/19/16
Lecture 1 August 24, 2016 “Crash Course in Sociology” Sociology is a social study dedicated to the social science of society C. Wright Mills (1959): “The sociological imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. This is its task and its promise.” - Individuals don’t really have as much freedom to do whatever they wish – we are bound by rules - Individuals are responsible for creating societal change - EXAMPLE: lost your job – dealing with many individual problems – personal strain – leads to thought that there are millions of people in the same situation. THOUGHT: if we come together, are there ways we can make a change? Romance Example: “Every once in awhile, right in the idle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” -  Society keeps romantic lives private -  Dating online…? very little of our daily life is actually less choice and more socially structured into our mindset -  Coordinating our everyday actions Sociological Imagination (thinking about relationships) – part biography and part history -  How have we changed from dating in bars to dating online? - technological change -  Understand the present by looking back Sociological Imagination – also part private troubles (related to biography) and public issues - exploitation and oppression who don’t believe or condole often deny existence Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance “Today, if you own a smartphone, you’re carrying a 24/7 singles bar in your pocket. Press a few buttons at any time of the day, and you’re instantly immersed into an ocean of romantic possibilities. At first, swimming through that ocean may seem amazing. But most modern singles quickly realize that it takes a ton of effort to stay afloat….” Social Characteristics that bring people together: race -  OKCupid stats: Match % by race -  60% match in same race…? -  Black women are in a lower percentage of reply rates via female sender -  THOUGHT: why do men have a very low reply rate?          


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