Soc150 Notes.docx - Lec 1 \u25cf Definition of Sociology \u25cb Systematic study of the influence of the real perceived imagined or digitally or otherwise

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Lec 1 Definition of Sociology Systematic study of the influence of the real, perceived, imagined, or digitally or otherwise technologically mediated OTHERS on the thought and behavior of individuals and groups Why do things happen? How do things happen? What do things mean? How are factors of social influence implicated? Empirical, Rational field that seeks explanations for humans actions and social developments in terms of the effects of “others” on the social actor(s) Philosophical component of the social psychological enterprise As we seek explanations and interpretations for social phenomena, we also continue to develop the tools to produce them “How do we know what we know about the social world and social action?” “HOW DO WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE EXPLANATIONS WE PRODUCE ABOUT THE SOCIAL WORLD” Society Factors of society of that shape the social individual or the Self Social Structure Social Institutions Groups Interpersonal Relations Features of the social world shaped by the thought, belief, and action of socially shaped shelves structure , institutions, groups, and relationships Order, power, change, patterns of differentiation, Distribution of assets, opportunities, burden and liabilities; culture Lec 2 The medium of social influence: Language Speech and forms of symbolic communication enable isolated humans to make themselves transparent/intelligible to one another

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