Lecture 1 - Lecture 1 Sociology August 30, 2007 Two...

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Lecture 1 Sociology August 30, 2007 Two Definitions o Topic- scientific study of social life studying anything that people do Weakness- does not set apart from discipline o Perspective- Structuration of Social Life o Individuals are constantly recreating these groups o Emergent Properties- individuals create the group but something becomes above and beyond the individual Ex. Orchestra, Football Team o Innovation and Change- Replacement of one generation to another o Inequality and Conflict- Can lead to change and riots because of conflicts and disputes Ex. Revolution Sociological Explanations o Psychological Explanation Individual Characteristics > Social Situation > Social Structure Everyone has different personalities What kind of person you bring into to subject is going to affect the Social situation which will affect the Social Structure will in return affect Individual Characteristics. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCY 1001 taught by Professor Walden,gle during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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Lecture 1 - Lecture 1 Sociology August 30, 2007 Two...

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