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Unformatted text preview: What is Sociology and How Did It Develop 15:21 ♦ Sociology • Scientific study of social relationships, social institutions, and society • Developed by Auguste Comte o Founder of sociology Socius “companion” or “associate” Logos “word” words about human associations or society ♦ 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 • Story of the little league pitcher Danny Almonte • Katrina o Poverty increase ♦ 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 o war o unemployment rates o divorce rates • solutions to these problems are sought a the structural or organizational level ♦ Micro-sociology • How individuals behave in social situations ♦ Sociology and other social sciences • Economics o Money o Production o Consumption o Distribution of goods and services • Political science o Power o Governments o Political processes • Anthropology o Social and physical aspects of both primitive and contemporary cultures • Psychology o Individual human behavior o Mental processes Feelings Thoughts • Social work o Not a social science o Applied discipline that uses the knowledge of the social scientist to improve social life ♦ Auguste Comte • Father of sociology • “social physics” o society must be studied in the same scientific manner as the natural sciences o human progress evolved through three stages theological metaphysical scientific ♦ Karl Marx • All history was based on economic determinism...
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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.

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