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SOC101Y SOC101Y Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Professor Robert Brym Professor Robert Brym Lecture #1 Lecture #1 15 Sep 10 15 Sep 10 DOWNLOAD WEEKLY LECTURE SLIDES AT http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/soc101y/brym/
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According to Durkheim: a group’s level of  social solidarity  is  determined by the frequency with  which its members interact and the  degree to which they share beliefs,  values and morals; suicide rates are lowest at  intermediate levels of social solidarity  and highest at low and high levels of  social solidarity.
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Durkheim’s Theory of Suicide Social solidarity High Low Suicide rate Low High egoistic and anomic suicide altruistic suicide Intermediate
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Sociology  is the systematic study of  human action in social context. It is  based on the idea that our relations  with other people create opportunities  for us to think and act but also set  limits on our thoughts and action.
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Three revolutions had to take place  before the sociological imagination  could crystallize: The  scientific revolution  (16 th  c.)  encouraged the use of evidence to  substantiate theories.
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