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SOC100.920 Week 1 1. List the benefits of the sociological perspective. Provide specific examples of how applying the sociological perspective to your daily life benefits you. 1. The 4 main benefits are it helps us assess the truth of “common sense”, helps us see the opportunities and constraints in our lives, empowers up to be active participants in our society, and helps us live in a diverse world. Applying the sociological perspective to my life will allow me to have personal growth and expand my awareness. By applying sociological perspective to my life I am able to access the truth. I am working full time and going back to school, in about 6 months I will be moving home in order to focus on school full time and save money. Even though I know I am lucky to have that opportunity, I am still aware that I will still be paying for myself and spending money on school. So even though I’m moving home to do focus on certain things they won’t be completely accomplished because of my situation. 2. Outline the three theoretical approaches discussed in the text. What image is held of each? What core questions does each approach ask? Which of the three approaches strikes you as the most useful? Why? 1. The structural-function approach is a system of interrelated parts that are relatively stable. Members generally agree on what is morally correct and morally wrong. Each part works to keep society working in an orderly way. The core questions that are asked; how is society held together? What are the major parts of society? How are these parts linked? What does each part do to help society work?
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