Sociology Week 2, Module 2 Notes
Sociology Week 2, Module 2 Notes SOC 201S
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Class Sociology 201S Professor Elizabeth MonkTurner Week 2 Notes Readings Chapter 1 Ten Lessons in Introductory Sociology amp Readings 1 3 Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology Module 2 Sociology focuses on critical thing and the collection amp analyzation of data The key relationships that sociologists examine pg 4 2nOI paragraph quotTen Lessons in Introductory Sociologyquot under Self and Society A key theme of an Intro to Sociology class I09 4 2nOI paragraph quotTen Lessons in Introductory Sociologyquot under Self and Society Agency decisions that individuals make keyword individuals Individuals can exercise the power that they hold to make things happen 0 Your choice whether or not to do something Social Structure another word for structure ex Social institutions social norms roles that go unnoticed that affect us in life 0 Ex Our social class lower middle or upper class may affect the opportunities that we have growing up in life Social Imagination named and by sociologist C Wright Mills Social imagination is the understanding of the way lives are shaped by various social issues Helps us to understand not just your life but the lives of others around you The world around us shapes our lives and the way we think Mills also de nes personal troubles keyword personal meaning YOU experience it and public issues Example of personal troubles I kept being late for work so now lost my job Example of public issues My coworkers and I could lose our jobs due to budget cuts Sociology generally studies society the world rather than individuals Valuefree and Value Laden Valuefree no bias in your way of thinking 0 Max weber thinks that sociologist should think in the valuefree way of things Valueladen your thoughts and opinions have their own bias Gouldner and many sociologists today believe in being valueladen o Gouldner believes that we shouldn t pretend that all biases can be removed and acknowledge our biases o Gouldner also suggests we be value committed Value committed sociologists should be social activists and be the change that they would like the world around them to be Peter Berger excerpt in Invitation to Sociology Sociologist want to understand the world in a quotdisciplined wayquot disciplined rules of procedure when studying what captivates us Berger states human beings activity captivates sociologists