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Sociology
Course
Sociology 1021E
Professor
Kim Luton
Semester
Fall

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12Sociology isThe systematic study of social behaviour in human societiesGoals of sociologydescribe the social worldexplain how and why critique existing social arrangements 3Emergence of Sociology1838 Auguste Comte a new way of looking at the worldSociologyunderstand rapid social changeththto 19centuriesindustrialization 17Positivism4SociologicalPerspectives5What Do You See6What is a TheoryA theory is a statement of how and why certain facts are related It acts like a lensIt explains patternsbased on theoretical paradigms a basic image of society guiding thinkingand research7Have you ever had the experience of a family member or friend committing orattempting to commit suicide1Yes2No8Theoretical ParadigmsStructural functionalismConflict theorySymbolic interatctionismFeminism9Structural Functionalism10Structural FunctionalismA macrolevel orientationbroad patterns shape society as a wholeStructures are stable patterns of social behaviourInstitutions are subsystems of enduring patterns of social relationships11Which of the following is a structure1Religion2Gender3Education4Family 12The normal state of the system is equilibriumChanges in one structure or institution provoke changes in others Change is disruptiveThere is a widespread consensus about societal values1
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