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School
Syracuse University
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 101
Professor
Janet Wilmoth
Semester
Fall

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Intro to Sociology Aug 25What is sociologyUses scientic methods to study social lifeProvide and understanding of causes and consequencesof human behaviorThey studySocial changeLives in certain areas geographically or historical periodsRaces class and gender and how they shape life choices chances ex how being a white female may be easier than a black maleHow organizations and institutions operateDistribution of wealth and powerImpact of globalizationWhy should I careI am apart of societyI create society and I am impacted by itMACRO the top biggest SocietyInstitutions OrganizationsGroupsMICRO the smallest Social Networks cliquesMacro inuences micro and vice versa Aug 27Social Structure Reality that emerge from social interactionsInstitutions Large scale social structures that meet the basic needs of society Ex Production and distribution of resources economy Reproduction of members family Inculcating new members education Decision making bodies govt and law enforcement Providing personal meaning for members religiousTaking care of the sick health care Distributing information mass media
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