SOC 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Sociological Perspectives, Social Forces, History Of Sociology

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Learning outcomes: demonstrate your sociological imagination , distinguish the major theoretical perspective differs from common sense, state several reasons for the importance of a global perspective in today"s world. Emile durkheim) and the social conflict perspective (cf. Talcott parsons were the main ones that developed sociological perspectives: the sciences did not really appreciate sociology as a science, even though it devel oped because itwanted to use the scientific method that scientists were using. Scie ntists did not agree that it wasreally a valid discipline. Instead, they didn"t like the fact that it didn"t do experiments. What that ledto was the development of a whole new area of thought that"s called the social sciences. Today, the social sciences include sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science: within that discipline, it was psychology who was able to do experiments that wa s recognized bythe natural sciences as being a legitimate academic discipline.

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