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1 WELCOME TO INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY TOPIC 1 OVERVIEW
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2 OVERVIEW 1. Introduction 2. Culture 3. Social Structure 4. Socialization 5. Presentation of Self 6. Groups and Organizations 7. Deviance 8. Stratification
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3 9. Race and Ethnicity 10. Gender 11. Polity and Economy 12. Family 13. Religion / Education / Medicine 14. Population 15. Human Ecology 16. Social Movements and Social Change
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4 ON WITH THE SHOW !!! TOPIC 2 INTRODUCTION
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5 TOPIC 2 : INTRODUCTION A. What is Sociology ? B. Sociology and Other Sciences C. Sociology and Illusion A. What is Sociology? Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization
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6 A. What is Sociology? Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization A. What is Sociology? Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization
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7 A. What is Sociology? Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization 1. SCIENCE: a. Describes b. Generalizes c. Explains That is, science creates theories
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8 SCIENCE ALSO : d. Predicts That is, science tests theories SCIENCE ALSO : e. Is Objective (is it?) f. Uses Empirical Data g. Should Be Falsifiable
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9 2. What is “Social Interaction”? SOCIAL : a social situation is one in which people orient their actions toward one another 2. What is “Social Interaction”? INTERACTION: mutual influence through exchange or communication
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10 Some Definitions of Sociology Mention: “Social Relationship” This is a stable, recurring pattern of interaction 3. “Social Organization” Refers to a network (or pattern) of social relationships
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11 1. How do SOCIAL and NATURAL sciences differ? a. Subject matter
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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