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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (SOC101) Professor Robert Brym DATE: September 10 LECTURE 1: Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Sociology: The systematic study of human action in social context. It is based on the ideas that our relations with others create opportunities for us to think and act but also set limits on our thoughts and action. th The study of the discipline of sociology began somewhere around the 19 century when people gradually stopped believing that God and nature controlled society In the past, philosophers tended to just speculate on society, illustrating what they considered to be an ideal society, and urging people to follow their instructions on how to achieve this However, people began to think about society in a new way; this change in thinking being the result of three revolutions: o Scientific Revolution (ex. Copernicus Galileo): People were encouraged to use scientific methods and find logical answers to their questions, instead of simply
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