Review Week 2 Lectures 1 8/29 Goal: Practice the “sociological eye”by discussing homework 1 Outline I.Collect Homework 1 notes II. Icebreaker III.Homework 1 discussion Reminder: Syllabus quiz due on Canvas by class time Wednesday. Homework 1 Notes Staplers Name and access ID (“rwj4547”) in upper right corner of first page. What are the two types of sociology, according to Collins? A.Skepticism and empiricism B.The sociological eye and empiricism C.Manifest functions and latent functions D.The sociological eye and social activism If you’re uncertain, feel free to ask a partner According to Collins, sociologists have an advantage over other scholars because…:A.…no matter what they study, sociologists need only a little fancy lab equipment. B.…no matter where they are, there is always something to study. C.…no matter where they are, the real world is “a sideshow” (i.e., not relevant to sociology). D.…no matter what they study, it is possible to reproduce it in a laboratory. If sociology is the study of interactions and relations, the “sociological eye” is…A.…actively observing interactions.B.…actively observing relations.C.…actively looking for material evidence of interactions and relations. D.All of the above.
Review Week 2 Lectures 2 The sociological eye: Definition •The practice of observing social interactions and relations in every-day life •“Practice” means “do!”The sociological eye: Definition •Includes observing physical stuff which people make.•magazines •bumper stickers •hair styles •clothing •buildings The sociological eye: Definition •We call this physical stuff “evidence”•Evidenceof •Values •Norms •Beliefs •of the people who use this stuff Icebreaker •Form groups of 4 •Introduce yourselves with name, hometown, major •Find 6 things you 3 have in common.