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University of Waterloo
SOC 101
Barry Mc Clinchey

Introduction to SOC 101 Ravelli, Bruce and Michelle Webber (2009) Exploring Sociology, Pearson Canada, Toronto Sociology – study of everything that people do… as part of a group Major areas of sociological inquiry - sociological theory - culture - socialization -> become the person that you are - groups and organizations ->leaders - crime and deviance -> who is a criminal - social stratification and class - global stratification - race and ethnic relations - sex and gender - religion -> how religion works in society Charles Wright Mills Sociologists think about: (1) Symbolic interactions Small interactions, what guys doing, what girls doing, going into a prison and interviewing them, not interested in big things (2) Functionalist makes sure institutions are working, education, jail, systems, society is functioning basically how it should (3) Conflict approach Those who are well off do well and those who are disadvantaged don’t do very well, middle class have good resources do well, middle class families tend to produce middle class kids, disadvantage families tend to produce disadvantaged kids, questions healthcare, education, etc (4) Feminists Disadvantage or advantage due to gender The Sociological Imagination -Developing an appreciation of how individual challenges are influenced by larger social forces… We all have opportunities and constraints put upon us by the larger society, we are part of the larger society (way of thinking) Peter Berger Seeing the general in the particular - when we see a social phenomena, we try to dig deeper – ex/ homeless because they cant get a job, mentally ill, problem, no medication Think about what is familiar and see it as strange Ex/ what happens in a coffee shop -> what’s really going on? Business meetings, etc Engaging Your Sociological Imagination -Our perception of ourselves and other are the products of many factors, for ex/ 1. Minority Status 2. Gender 3. Socioeconomic Status 4. Family Structure 5. Urban-Rural Differences How have factors such as these affected the person your have become today The Historical Development of Sociology The Scientific Revolution: 1650-1800 Auguste Comte (the father of sociology) Hard science should be applied to the social world Law of 3 Stages Theological – religious outlook, the world is an expression of God Metaphysical – a period of questioning and challenging Positive – rules of observation, experimentation and logic Positivism and Anti-Positivism Positivism 1. There exists an objective knowable reali
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