Sociology 001 Exam 1 Notes - Sociology 001 What to do with...

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Sociology 001 What to do with a sociology degree? Social services, journalism Master’s degree? (2-3 yrs) Write thesis Ph.D? (3 yrs) Teach at university level Theorists Functionalism (structural functionalism) Social integration, stability, each part of society has a function Conflict Theory Karl Marx A society experiences inconsistency and conflict @ every moment everywhere i.e. racism, sexism, the “isms” Society is continually subject to change/People contribute to society change *A society rests on the constraints of some of its members. Someone will always have power over you Interactionism “Symbolic Interactionism” language, gesture Likelihood of action is influenced by probability of reward People seek to keep costs lower than reward
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Micro vs. Macro Micro - individual level (Exchange, interactionism) Macro - societal level (Conflict, Functionalism) Stars August Comte- named sociology discipline - use evidence Emile Durkheim- “Suicide”
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Sturm,robertarth during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Sociology 001 Exam 1 Notes - Sociology 001 What to do with...

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