SOC102 - Theoretical Perspectives.pdf - Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology 1 Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Grand Canyon University SOC-102 21

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Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology 1 Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology Grand Canyon University: SOC-102 21 September 2018
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Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology 2 Contemplating sociology is drastically different than having a sociological perspective in your life and applying that perspective to the society in which you live. Understanding the sociological perspectives are essential to understanding the field itself, social speculations, and why and how sociologists conduct certain research and discover the outcomes they do. The three sociological theories are symbolic interactionism, structural functionalism and conflict theory, all which can be directly applied to each society we inhabit. Humans use past experience and knowledge to determine which perspective most closely represents our worldview and how it can affect our future outcomes in life and as a society. The three theories within society include structural functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism. All of these theories give us different ways to view our social world as well as how to develop ideas and opinions about the society we live in. Structural functionalism is defined as the theory that seeks to clarify why and how society operates the way it does by concentrating on relationships between different social organizations that make up society.
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