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SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology
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General Announcements FCQs next week in lecture Final Eval/learning journal due next thursday and last exploriment due this week Papers returned this week Glenda in Ketchum 12 T 2-5, Monday noon-5pm, Thursday noon- 5pm. Study guide up Friday this week Review session: Friday, Dec 14 4-5:30 Duane Physics G1B20 Alternative final location: bring #2 pencil and e-mail confirmation of your place in alternative final – Ozone update Anything else?
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The complexity of change in the social world Social change - defined as variations or alterations over time in the behavior patterns, culture (including norms and values), and structure of society Some is controllable, some not Inevitable and ubiquitous Can be rapid or gradual and evolutionary Change at one level often caused by changes at other levels
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Social change: Processes and theories Change is triggered by: Strain - interior pressures for change e.g., conflicting goals or belief systems Stress - exterior pressures for change e.g., the natural environment, population dynamics, leaders or dominant individuals, technology, the social environment, or major historical events
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Ogburn and social change Change is brought about by: Discovery - viewing something that has always been present in a different way Invention - combining existing parts, materials, or ideas to form new ones Diffusion - the spread of an invention or discovery from one place to another Role of science and technology
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Theories of social change and transformation Symbolic interactionism - humans actively construct meaning; re-definitions of situations
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course SOCY 1000 taught by Professor Walden during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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