Sociology Introduction 1

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Sociology Introduction 1/6/09 What is Sociology? Sociological Perspective / way of looking at society or social beh. A new way to look at the familiar Benefits to understanding Others, self, society Key Components of definition The scientific study of human, social activity Human social activity – how people interact with one another Social groups, politics, family
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Unformatted text preview: • Scientific Conducting experiments while remaining ethical Systematic Ethics Objectives Generalizations • Operating assumptions – key assumptions to the discipline • Humans are products of social interactions • Society > individual Indentify social forces Understand impact on society Ex. President of the US...
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