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Lecture 3

SOC 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Microsociology, Macrosociology


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 1101
Professor
Nathan Young
Lecture
3

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Lect.3
Sept.17,2015
UnderstandingSociology
GoingtoSchool
Teachesstudentstobowdowntoauthority
Createsarewardsystem
Grades,GPAetc
Anentireeconomysetuparoundeducation
Wagesandjobs
Educationdevelopedfromuniversitytoelementary
Freedupparentstoworkinthecapitalistworld
Macrosociology
Lookingat"big"socialforcesandinstitutions
Unequaldistributionofwealth,poverty
Racism
Thejusticesystemandlaw
Socialmovements,
Politics
Religion
Whydothey(thesocialforces)exist?
Whatdotheydotopeople(totheirchoices,behaviour,etc)?
Whatisitsfunction?
Usuallyselfenforced.Weapplytheserulestoourselvesaswellasothers
Peopleareweird
Wetakecuesfromeachother,butalsoprojectourintentionstootherstoseemnonthreatening
Microsociology
Lookingatthe"everyday"livedexperiences
Havingtofacetheunexpectedisstressful
Normsareoneofthemostimportantdictatorsofhumanbehaviors
Whydopeoplebehaveinpatternedways?
Expectations,"norms"andscripts
Relationshipswithingroups
Observationiskeyinsociology
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