Sociology 1200 –
Sociological Imagination – the ability to understand the dynamic
relationship between individual lives and the larger society (p.4)
Sociological Perspective – A view of society based on the dynamic
relationships between individuals’ and the larger social network in which
we all live
Positivism – all understanding to be based on science
(p.14) Sociology – Systematic study of human groups
and their interaction
What is sociology?
- Socius (Latin) social ‘being with others’
- Logos (Greek) ‘study of’
Sociology – the study of being with others aka. the study of
relationships Questions to consider:
When is ‘being with other’ potentially relevant?
When is ‘bei