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Lecture 1

SOC 1101 Lecture 1: SOCLec1


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 1101
Professor
Nathan Young
Lecture
1

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Lect.1 
September10
WhatisSociology
Keywords:
Sociology
Society
EmergentProperties
Society‐isanabstraction,wecantsee,touch,smelletc.
Butitcanaffectus,sometimesevenmakeusdothingswemightnototherwisedo.
Weliveourlivesinasociety.Stronglyinfluencesourbehaviour.
Sociology‐therelationshipbetweenindividuals,andsociety
Observation#1:Humansaresocialanimals
Catsarenotsocial.
Humansarecompelledtobetogether.
Bringsushappinesstobenearother,beitphysicallyorvirtually.
Belongingisthemaincontributorofhappiness
Observation#2:ApersonandPeoplearefundamentallydifferentthings.
Personcanbeunderstood,peoplecannot
EmergentProperties‐propertiesseenonlywhendifferentthingscometogether
Eg.NaandCl2,individuallytoxic,buttogetherformanecessarythingforhumans
Eg.‐language,knowledge,bodylanguage,behaviour,economies
Humansarehighlyselforganized
Forminglines,sittinginlargehallswithstrangers
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