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Week 1 Sociology 101

by: Emily Kalman

Week 1 Sociology 101 SOC 1010

Emily Kalman
Introduction to Sociology
Donna Kauffman

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Introduction to Sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emily Kalman on Saturday August 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 1010 at Bowling Green State University taught by Donna Kauffman in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 117 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at Bowling Green State University.


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Date Created: 08/29/15
SOC 1010 Week 1 Sociology 0 Social science 0 Related to social environment Interaction with group or society Common Sense vs Sociology 0 Critical thinking Knowledge that people think they have is normally wrong perception Ex Males actually talk more than females Common answers are normally wrong 0 Involves close examination of human behavior 0 Critical thinking requires Knowing that your beliefs about the world and others could be wrong Objective assessment of ideas and information 0 Don39t accept everything you hear as a fact 0 Always make sure to check facts before coming to a conclusion Look for explanations at a social level It is dif cult to think sociologically o Ideology of Individualism Teaches that an individual is responsible for his or her own success or failure Teaches us to blame the victim o Ideology System of beliefs that explains or justi es why things are the way they are The sociological imagination 0 You have a sociological imagination when You see the connections 0 Personal biography and social history 0 Global social history 0 Understand the difference 0 Personal problems and social problems Sociologists look for patterns Many social problems develop at work Development of Sociology o The birth of sociology Political and Economic Revolutions o Auguste Comte Father of sociology Gave sociology its name 0 Harriett Martineau Feminist Mother of sociology Wrote in her own name instead if using a fake male name 0 On female education 0 Society in America 0 Slavery is not democratic Lived and worked with slaves and pioneers Predicted Civil War in US 0 Herbert Spencer Not sociologist Clergyman 18201903 British First man to compare society to biological organisms lnterrelated parts organisms Focus on functioning of the parts functionalism Evolutionist Social Darwinist Coined term quotSurvival of the Fittestquot LaissezFaire Hands up Government shouldn39t help the poor Justi ed unbridled capitalism 0 Karl Marx Con ict Theory 18181883 German Political activist science tool for change Labor theory of value Bourgeoisie have their own factories and Proletariat sell labor to bourgeoisie False Conscience Your understanding of the situation isn39t consistent with the facts 0 Ex A man who beats his wife says he will stop 0 Class conscience Proletariat becomes aware they are being taken advantage of by the bourgeoisie Class con ict Problems within a certain class 0 Class con ict engine of change con ict theory 0 Market economy reduces all to inhumanity 0 People sell themselves 0 Promotes selfinterest and nothing else 0 Emile Durkheim Functionalism 0 Max Weber Symbolic Interaction


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