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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 200 Teacher Gaines Chapter 1 Sociology is the study of humans in groups and/or behavior and it is always changing Social institutions --- main focus on social order Politics and government Family Health and medicine Religion Education Social conflict theory by Carl Marx Views society as a arena of inequality Promotes change and conflict Symbolic inactionism Views society as a product of everyday interactions Feminist theory Views society from the perspective of women First developed in the 18 th century (Europe) 19 th century (USA) auguste comte henri St. Simon 7 major social sciences pshycology sociology history ethnics political science social work cultural anthropology 7 steps to the research process Select a problem Review of literture Develop a hypothesis Develop research design Collect data Analysis data Draw conclusion Chapter 2 Culture is a blue print for living Passing culture from one generation to the next is called cultural transmission 2 types of culture Material culture (tangible objects) anything that is man made Non material culture (intangible objects) consist of the abstract such as language and beliefs Customs and practices that occur in every given society Components of culture Symbols -represents anything that has a particular meaning Language- is a system of symbols Values-are societal ideas bout what right and wrong, good or bad Norms- are societal rules Norms and values vary and change over time Core values of American culture Individualism Achievement and success Material culture and technology Chapter 6 Deviance- is a violation of social norms Three things that determine deviance Time constantly changing Place where in society Public consensus mood of the country Example of this is that most murders happen on Saturday...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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Sociology 200 - Sociology 200 Teacher Gaines Chapter 1...

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