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Sociology Introductory Topics
Starter Sociology= science that studies human society and social behavior Based on this definition, why is studying sociology important? What are the benefits for you studying sociology?
Why do people study sociology? 1)Understand how behavior is influenced by social factors. 2)Learn how to view the world through others’ eyes. 3)Attempt to balance one’s personal desires with their social environment. 4)Find your ‘place’ both within society and history. In other words to develop your sociological perspective and sociological imagination ! Illustrate the term ‘social imagination’
Sociology and the Media isaac/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 Look at this from a sociological perspective:
Sociology as a Social Science Social science= disciplines that study human social behavior or institutions and functions of human society in a scientific manner. Other social sciences: 1)Anthropology 2)Psychology- How does sociology 3)Economics fit in with these? 4)Political science 5)History
First 5 of Sociology Auguste Comte Herbert Spencer Karl Marx Emile Durkheim Max Weber Instructions: break up into groups of 6/7 and summarize the section of your assigned sociologist to present to the class.
Guess Who? Fact: Believed the structure of society intertwines with economic structure. Sociologist: Karl Marx
Guess Who? Fact: Coined the term ‘function’ for the interrelated parts of society. Sociologist: Emile Durkheim
Guess Who? Fact: Influenced heavily by Charles Darwin. Sociologist: Herbert Spencer
Guess Who? Fact: Focused on the effect of society on the individual, rather than society as a whole. Sociologist: Max Weber
Guess Who? Fact: Developed the first university sociology course. Sociologist: Emile Durkheim
Guess Who? Fact: Wanted to uncover the causes behind French Revolution. Sociologist: Auguste Comte
Guess Who? Fact: Conflict theory arose from his ideas. Sociologist: Karl Marx
Guess Who? Fact: Conceptualized social statics and social dynamics Sociologist: Auguste Comte
Guess Who? Fact: Believed that sociologists should focus theories on what is directly observable. Sociologist: Emile Durkheim
Guess Who? Fact: Conceptualized the ‘ideal type’ as a key feature of societies. Sociologist: Max Weber
Writing Activity- Classwork Choose from the first 5 sociologists which you believe to have had the greatest impact on the field of sociology. Defend your choice using the information you have learned in class today. (10 minutes) Make sure your name and date are on the assignment and please write legibly!