2 Sociology and Other Social Sciences disciplines that study human social behavior or institutions and the functions of human society in a scientific manner.Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, and History.Sociology:Studies human society and social behaviorSociologist: interest in social interaction; how people relate to one another and influence each other’s behavior.Focus on group rather than individualSocial phenomena: observable facts or events that involve human society
4 Thinking Like a Sociologist How is your life influenced by:Values, beliefs, technology, experiences, and historyInternet:Create new form ofisolationismNew global perspectiveCrime Trends:According to FBI:Violent crime occur every 22 sec.Property crime every 3 sec.Murder every 31 min.
5 Sociological Perspective: If stories appear in media, then why study sociology?Do factors such as friends, family, gender, or education affect Internet or crime?Gain new perspective on yourself and the world around youLook in scientific way rather than common senseHelp see all people are social beingsBehavior is influenced by social factorsHelp find balance between personal desire and the demands of your social environment.
6 The Sociological Imagination View own life within a larger social and historical contextSociological Imagination:Connection between the larger world and your personal life.Dubbed by C. Wright Mills
7 Exit Ticket What is sociology? What is the sociological perspective? Applying what you have learned, is your life influenced by some of the factors discussed today? How?