Intro Lecture - Looking at the 12th floor of a...

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Intro Lecture Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:54 AM TA: Andrea Mueller Readings are on sakai, all other info is on website A range is not curved. MUST be 90+ o Test 1 - 30%, 30 questions o Test 2 - 40%, 40 questions (harder than test 1) o Test 3 - 30%, 30 questions (last day of class…technically a quiz) o Makeup exams are essays o How to study? Think of examples of concepts presented in class Sociology's object: collectivities, interaction o Sociology is like going to the zoo…you ask why animals/people behave the way they do. What's going on? What aren't they doing? What could they be doing? o Time's Square - lots of different people in terms of appearance, religion, etc. But there is still a sense of order. Looking at the street level, it's a huge jumble. People are moving everywhere. But it somehow works out (5 ppl can go shop, 10 ppl can go eat at the same time).
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Unformatted text preview: Looking at the 12th floor of a skyscraper…you see a different kind of order - another picture Rules like you don't walk in the street. You wait to cross the street. People are driving. Cars are all in the same direction People know they have to wait for the light to change - how do they know this? People are NOT taking a dump on the sidewalk (they know social appropriateness) People here all know a certain social order. You see this at the 12th floor, but not so much at the ground level Sociology - we look for patterns at the collective level that might not be visible at the individual level (people share same ideas of what shouldn't be done -> this is what makes times square work even though it's super crowded) Rules are learned, and they are not a trivial process o...
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