Lecture 2 - Readings For today you should have read Chapter 1 For next Monday read Babbie For next Wednesday Read Chapter 2 Harris Sacred Cow

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The Sociological Perspective 3 perspectives within sociology Sociological Methods Outline for the day Please remember to turn off your cell phone. Readings For today you should have read Chapter 1 For next Monday, read Babbie. For next Wednesday, Read Chapter 2 & Harris “Sacred Cow”
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What is the sociological perspective? A. Seeing the general in the particular - behaviors that vary by social groups Who goes to college? Who does not?
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What is the sociological perspective? B. Seeing the strange in the familiar. Notice the assumptions of our culture. Why not ask me for proof that I am the professor? Why have exams? Who benefits from having exams?
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Sociological Imagination-- The ability to see the impact of society-wide, macro-level forces on individual's lives. (C. Wright Mills.)
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Q: Why look at social forces?? A: To understand social problems.
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social problem vs personal problem Personal problem: affects an individual Ex: an individual with a huge credit card debt Social problem:
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture 2 - Readings For today you should have read Chapter 1 For next Monday read Babbie For next Wednesday Read Chapter 2 Harris Sacred Cow

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