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SOC 001, Lecture 1, January 17th.docx

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 001
Professor
Beth Mintz
Semester
Spring

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January 17th Notes 1 What is sociology  Is the scientific study of human interaction  Is the scientific study of human social life in all its aspects  Is the scientific study of human society and social behavior  Key Aspects: scientific, Human behavior, social Normative patterns  Social life is pattern and identifiable o Sex life o Suicide Is violence on the southwester border with mexico spiraling out of control? False: FBI crime reports: violent crimes in Southwest border counties have dropped more than 30% in the last 20 years The sociological imagination: “the ability to see the social patterns that influence the individual as well as groups of individuals” – C. Wright Mills  How the context in which we live shapes our lives o If you grow up in poor conditions, your chances of success
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