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Unformatted text preview: Sociology- scientific study of social relationships, social institutions, and society, AUGUSTE COMTE (father of soc.) Social network- how you are related to other people Sociological perspective- the way to recognize patterns in social events and view personal experiences in the light of these patterns L ITTLE LEAGUE PITCHER DANNY ALMONTE Critical thinking- to go through the cognitive process both to analyze a situation or information and to arrive at careful precise judgments Macro-sociology- larger scale, broad social categories, institutions, and social systems (war, unemployment rates, divorce rates…) solutions are sought at the structural or organizational level Micro-sociology- how individuals behave in social situations OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES economics money, production, consumption, distribution of goods and services political science power, governments, political processes anthropology social and physical aspects of both ancient and contemporary cultures psychology individual human behavior, mental processes (feelings, thoughts) Social work not a social science, applied discipline that uses the knowledge of the social scientist to improve social life Auguste Comte “social physics” society must be studied in the same scientific manner as the natural sciences, human progress (theological, metaphysical,...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07