FALL 2015 STUDY GUIDE – MID-TERM SOC 110-100 MC q’s – read chapters 1,2,3,6,9,11, and 2 readings on Poly Learn on race-I do not ask dates when people were born or questions involving numbers1)Know the definition of Sociology and reasons why we study it.
2)What historical events led to the study of social behavior and social ideas?
3)Do sociologists focus more at individual problems or social structures?
4)Who was C. Wright Mills? What is the definition of his concept of sociological imagination?
5)Famous sociology people: what concepts are they famous for and what do critics say about thema.Auguste Comte:coined term “sociology” and considered “Founder of Sociology”i.Theory that societies contain social statics (stability) and social dynamics (change)ii.Positivism: Belief that world can best be understood through scientific inquiry. iii.2 dimensions: Methodological (use of science for physical/social phenomena) and Social and Political (use of knowledge to predict outcomes) iv.Criticism: he focuses on the experiences of a privileged few – not everyone b.Jane Adams:best known early women sociologists; lectured at many colleges; Nobel Prizei.Founded Hull House – a settlement house in impoverished Chicago; c.W.E.B. Du Bois:2ndDept of Sociology was founded by him at Atlanta Universityi.Created a sociology lab conducting research and founded sociology journalsii.Double-Consciousness:identify conflict of being black and American with racism d.Merton:redefined functionalism which distinguishes b/w manifest and latent functions