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1 Please Take a Seat! Sociology Mr. Schultz

2 Game Plan for Today: Correct seat Personal Profile Information Syllabus: –Signature due Tuesday Missed and Late Work procedures Note-taking guides Pretest – How much do you already know about Sociology? Begin introduction to Sociology

3 Journal Entry #1 Copy AND Answer August 27, 2012 Monday 1.What is the definition of Sociology? * Pg. 4 in textbook OR syllabus may help 2.What is the importance of learning Sociology? 3.What would you like to learn in this class?

4 The Sociological Point of View Chapter 1: Section 1 Sociology

5 Review Questions 1. When is tutoring available for Sociology? 2. What is the policy for late homework assignments? 3. Where can I find the previous day’s assignments? 4. In your own words, what would you consider a “society” to be? Agenda: Course Prospectus slips, School Society, Chapter 1.1 Schpill, Other Social Sciences

6 Objectives : Describe what sociology is and explain what it means to have a sociological imagination. Explain how sociology is similar to and different from other social sciences.

7 Society so·ci·e·ty people in general thought of as living together in organized communities with shared laws, traditions, and values the people of a particular country, area, time, etc., thought of especially as an organized community ~Merriam-Webster Dictionary

8 Before we begin… official definition After reading the official definition of sociology… WHY do you think sociology is important?? The science that studies human society and social behavior.

9 Few important definitions: Sociology : –Social science that studies human society and social behavior. Social sciences : –Disciplines that study human social behavior or institutions and functions of human society in a scientific manner. Social interaction: –How people react to one another and influence each other’s behavior.

10 SOCIAL...OLOGY Sociologists focus on the group rather than individuals by examining social phenomena : –Observable facts or events that involve human society.

11 The Sociological Perspective: A viewing of the behavior of groups in a systematic way. Allows you to see beyond your own day-to- day life by viewing the world through other’s eyes. Can look beyond commonly held beliefs to the hidden meanings behind human actions.

12 What does it mean to have a sociological imagination ???

13 Sociological Imagination : Ability to see the connection between the larger world and our personal lives. (Term developed by C. Wright Mills)

14 Sociological Imagination Example:

15 How might a sociologist view the interconnection of this closed factory and homeless person?

16 Quick Activity: Complete on note-taking guide Create your OWN example of sociological imagination. (Quick sketch )

17 Few More Terms: Anthropology: –The comparative study of past and present cultures.

18 Psychology: –Science that deals with the behavior and thinking of organisms. –Includes personality, perception, motivation, and learning. –Social Psychology: The study of how the social environment affects an individual’s behavior and personality.

19 Economics: –Study of the choices people make in an effort to satisfy their needs and wants. –The processes of which goods and services are produced, distributed, and consumed.

20 Political Science: –Study of the organization and operation of governments. History: –Study of past events.

21 Comparing Sociology and other Social Sciences: Similar: –Examines the relations between society and culture. Different: –Sociology focuses on groups rather than individuals.

22 What might a sociologist find interesting about this image? How might this view differ from other social scientists?

23 What would be your concern? You will be assigned a social science and topic. Develop at least 3 questions that your discipline would address according to your topic. GROUP #1: Crime: –Sociology –History GROUP #2: Crime: –Psychology –Economics GROUP #3: Family Relationships: –Sociology –Anthropology GROUP #4: Family Relationships: –Psychology –Economics GROUP #5: Education: –Sociology –History –Political Science/Gov’t

24 Homework due Tomorrow: Read pages 9-14 Answer Questions 3 & 4

25 Begin Chapter 1:2 Sociology: Then & Now

26 Focus and Review #2 August 28, 2012 COPY AND ANSWER How many Unit/Topic/Themes are there in Sociology? Indicate the “Chapter” for Unit V. What is the “Benchmark” for Unit VI? Which unit interests you the most AND why? Syllabus signed??? Place note-taking guide 1:1 on your desk


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