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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Ivanka Knezevic
Semester
Fall

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Introduction to Sociology 1 Do we really need sociology? Common-sensical explanations of social life are usually: ∙ Untested, and ∙ Marred by voluntaristic bias ∙ (People with good ideas, attitudes, and values have good lives.)  not true Sociological knowledge is: ∙ Systematically tested in research, and ∙ Aware that events are shaped not only by individual agency, but also by cultures and social structures that cause, or even force, people to experience conditions they would rather avoid. What is sociology? Tepperman, Albanese, Curtis: ∙ Sociology is a study of social behaviour in human societies. ∙ Emphasis on agency, current in sociology of the 2000s. ∙ Social cause: neo-liberalism and rational-choice theory. Prof Knezevic: ∙ Sociology is a study of social relations, created in an interaction of agency, social structure and culture. ∙ Agency: purposeful human action. ∙ Social structure: a relatively stable network of social relations that enable and constrain individual agency. ∙ Culture: ideas (understanding, values, norms) about society. ∙ Examples: gender, religion, music. Sociological assumptions Earl Babbie (methodologist): 1. Society has an existe
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