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Sociology Week 2

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Sociology Week 2 Sociology 203

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Date Created: 09/29/16
Sociology 203 Week 2 Anthropology- is the scientific study of small scale, primitive, or simple society Economics- is the scientific study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services Political Science- is the scientific study of the forms and processes of government Psychology- is the scientific study of the mental processes of an individual Essay Question Two: State and Explain the Similarities and Differences Between Sociology and the Other Social Sciences Sociology and Anthropology: First Similarity- Both study society,(statement) give definitions of both, (explanation) Example-both study Mexican society First Difference- Anthropology studies small scale society, while Sociology studies large scale society. Give definitions of both, emphasizing primitive vs. modern(explanation) Example-ancient Mexican society vs. modern mexican society Sociology and Psychology: First Similarity-Both study human behavior, (statement) give definitions of both(explanation) Example-Both a Sociologist and a Psychologist would study the study habits of a particular class First Difference-Each has a different unit of study(statement) Sociology studies behavior as a collective, Psychology studies behavior as an individual(explanation) Example- A sociologist would study a whole class’ study habits collectively while a Psychologist would study individual student’s study habits Sociology and Economics: First Similarity-Both study human behavior,(statement) give both definitions, (explanation) Example- both a sociologist and an economist would study the cost of college tuition in the U.S. First Difference- Sociology studies all aspects of society, while Economics only studies economic institutions(Statement) give both definitions,(explanation), Example-a sociologist would study crime while an economist wouldn’t Sociology and Political Science: First Similarity-Both study human behavior,(statement)give both definitions(explanation), Example-Both a sociologist and a political scientist would study the voting habits of college students First Difference-Political science only studies society in terms of its political institutions, give definitions(explanation) Example-a political scientist would not study crime rate in populations while a sociologist would


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