Introductory Lecture on Sociologists

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Sociology is the study of human groups: their origin, development, structure, function, and significance for social life Psychology-the individual i. Sociology-the group ii. Anthropology-the human race iii. *Micro (individual), mezzo (institution), macro (whole societies) Peter Berger quote Sociologists are very curious and they pursue this with scientific methodology i. - C.Wright Mills Intersection of biography (looking at individuals) and history (looking at how whole societies evolved) Where lives of individuals intersect with larger social realities EX: How do individuals' troubles relate to a larger social issue, poor person, dropout, education system Interested in the things outside of you (social structures) that drive you in particular ways EX: race, socioeconomic status, i. - David Emile Durkheim Sociology is more important than biology/psych (individuals) to understanding human behaviour i. - How do groups affect each other, the world around them, and the lives of their - Intro Lecture Thursday, September 7, 2017 6:14 PM
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