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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCL 2501
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Spring

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SOCL2501WhatissociologySystematicstudyofhumansocietiesandsocialinteractionsoSocietyagroupofpeoplewhoshareageographiclocationsubjecttosamelawshaveoverallsameculturenormsoCultureawayoflifepeoplewhosharesimilarideasbeliefsnormsCulturalpatternsarediverseintheUSbutonewidelysharedvalueistheimportanceofindividualismthisistheresultofourowneffortsandbehaviorsSociologistsstudyHumaninteractionSocialinstitutionsschoolmarriagefamilypoliticsSocialstructureshowsocietyissetupSocialoutcomesthecircumstancesinwhichweliveSociologistsinterestedinhowsocialstructureandhumanagencyinteracttocreatesocialoutcomesLawschangeovertimeBeliefsvalueschangeovertimeoResultofgenerationschangeovertimeHumanagencyindividualsaffectingthesocialstructureSocialstructureexertscontroloverpopulationSociologicalimaginationApointofviewthathighlightshowsocietyaffectstheexperienceswehaveandthechoiceswemakeQuestioningthefamiliarandseetheworldinanewwayPersonalvsSocialforcesoPeopleexperiencesocialproblemsinaverypersonalwaysCWrightMillsusedthesociologicalimaginationtoshowthatourpersonaltroublesarereallysocialissuesthataffectmanypeopleourselvesincludedSociologicalimaginationquestionthefamiliarlookatitinadifferentwayHowdosociologistsstudysocialproblemsSurveysinterviewsphoneinterviewsonlinemailInterviewsFieldresearchoEthnographiestypeoffieldresearchliveamongstthepeoplewhoarebeingstudiedExperimentsSecondaryanalysisoLookingatdatathathadalreadybeencollectedoAlostofstatisticalresearchisdonethiswayusingthecensuscriminalstatisticsetcWhataresocialproblemswhodecidesConditionsthatunderminethewellbeingofsomeofallmembersofasocietyandisusuallyamatterofpubliccontroversyoInthepastgenderinequalitystillanissueoWasnotasmuchasathenasitisnowthenmostpeoplesimplyproblemacceptedtheinequalitytodayitischallengedalotmorethoughthereisactuallyinequalitythantherewasinthepastlessDeterminingsocialproblemscanbecontroversialoSubjectiveandobjectiverealitiesmayactuallyendupbeingquitedifferentoWhatpeopleidentifyasthemostserioussocialproblemsvariesovertimeoSocialProblemsarerarelyharmfultoeveryonethisiswhatmakesthemcontroversialsocialproblemsnormallyaffectasmallgroupofthepopulationwhomustthenbandtogetherandgetpublicattentiontoaddresstheproblemsomebodygroupisnormallybenefitingfromasocialproblemthatisaffectinganothergroupSeriousSocialProblems1935vs2008chartinbookThesocialconstructionistapproachSocialproblemsariseaspeopledefineconditionsoAsundesirableoInneedofchangeClaimsmakingprocessofconvincingpeopleorpolicymakersthatanissueisinfactasocialproblemcanbedonebyregularpeopleaswellnotjustpublicfiguresthisworksbetterifpeoplebandtogetheroSocialproblemssubjectiveoSocialLocationsmatterwhoyouarewhereyoucamefromraceethnicitysocialhierarchiesgenderclasseducationalbackgroundpoliticalassociationsappearanceetcwhoismakingtheclaimDependingonwhoyouaretalkingtowhatyouaretalkingaboutthesesociallocationscanaffecthowseriouslytheytakeyouhowmuchofanimpactyoumakehowsuccessfulyouareinconvincingthemAnalyzingsocialproblemstheroleoftheoryTheoryastatementofhowandwhyspecificfactsarerelatedTheoreticalapproachabasicimageofsocietythatguidesthinkingandresearchIfyouareafeministyouretheoreticalapproachwillbedifferentfromsomeonewhoisnotwilllookatacertainsocialproblemfromthepointofviewofafeministhowitwillaffectwomenetcSociologicalTheoryStructuralFunctionalistApproachIfsomethingisnotbeneficialitisnotfunctionalneedstobechangedDurkheimsocialintegrationandfunctionProblemsasSocialPathologyProblemsasDisorganization
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