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Chapter 1: The Nature and Uses of SociologyYouTube VideoWhat is Sociology? Crash Course Sociology #1Learning Objectives1.Define sociology.2.Describe the sociological imagination.3.Use a sociological perspective to uncover the reality behind popular wisdom.4.Contrast sociology with the other social sciences.Key Terms and DefinitionsCritical Race TheoryA theoretical framework rooted in conflict theory that examines how the interconnections betweenrace, power, and the law can explain social and cultural phenomena, events, and situationsSociologyThe study of human society and social life and the social causes and consequences of human behaviorSociological imaginationThe ability to see how history and biography—together—influence our livesSociological perspectiveA way of looking at society and social behavior that involves questioning the obvious, seeking patterns,and looking beyond the individual in an attempt to discern social processesMacrosociologyA level of sociological analysis concerned with large-scale structures and processes, such as war andunemploymentMicrosociologyThe level of sociological analysis concerned with small-scale units, such as individuals in small group orsocial interactionsSocial scienceA science that has human behavior, social organizations, and society as its subject matterEconomicsThe study of how goods, services, and wealth are produced, consumed, and distributedPolitical scienceThe study of power, government, and political processesAnthropologyThe study of the physical, biological, social, and cultural development of humans, often on acomparative basisTraditional indigenous cultureEthnic groups who are native to a land or region, usually predating the arrival of a foreign and possiblydominating culturePsychologyThe study of human mental processes and individual human behavior
Chapter 1: The Nature and Uses of SociologySocial psychologyThe study of how individuals interact with other individuals or groups and how groups influence theindividualHistoryThe study of the past; social history is concerned with past human social eventsGeographyThe study of the physical environment and the distribution of plants and animals, including humansSocial workThe field in which the principles of the social sciences are applied to actual social problemsApplied sciencesSciences in which knowledge is put into practice to address real problemsPure scienceSciences in which knowledge is sought for its own sake with little emphasis on how the knowledge mightbe appliedChapter 1 Outline1.1 WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?

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