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Lecture 1 Introduction to SOC101 Full Notes!!

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SOC 101
Barry Mc Clinchey

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September 15, 2010
Dr. Barry McClinchey
PAS 2056
Dept. Of Sociology and Legal Studies
My Soc Lab Register Textbook Online
3 Online Tests (40 Random Question: Textbooks and Assignments in class)
Schedule List all the Assignments, Due Dates, Start Dates, and End Dates
- 3 Online graded tests 30%
- 2 Course Assignments (2 Pages in Length: How Sociologists interpret Social World)
- Online group discussion 15%
- Final Exam (Multiple Choice) 35%
- 2 Components
- In class lectures, website-based graded

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September 15, 2010
LECTURE 1 (Chapters 1 and 2)
Objectives By The End:
Define sociology.
Identify the classic thinkers/leaders in the field of sociology.
Describe the four (4) major perspectives and explain how they link to many
concepts of socialization.
State some important reasons why field research is crucial to the field of
What is Sociology?
- Conduct research and study what people do. It’s the study of everything people do.
What Sociologists do?
- Look at what people do and monitor behavior. What they do whenever people get
together Ex. Coffee Shop, dinner, etc. People first ask what to do to see their
position socially and where they stand.
- Study social class issues.
- Interested of what we do in our social life.
- Researchers
What is your “sociological imagination”
Sociologist sees society different than how other people see it. IE Systemic problem,
people misrepresented in justice system. Get’s into detail of what people are all about and
see what they do. IE Small group, or international focus. Try to understand much more
deeply how institutions work.
Major areas of sociological inquiry
- Sociological theory
- Culture (vary from region, export, how world accept American Culture).
- Socialization (How we become person that we are).
- Groups and Organizations (how are leaders picked; organizations).
- Crime and Deviance (How criminal system works).
- Global Stratification (How country’s in our world rank).
- Race and ethnic relations (Study racial profiling, perceptions).
- Sex and gender (How you grow up to be male and female’ is it product of
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