Sociology study guide - An Introduction to the Study of...

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1. What is sociology? 2. What does it mean to be skeptical? 3. What is critical thinking? 4. What is meant by "debunking"? 5. Discuss whether a social scientists should be value free or whether he or she should "get involved." 6. What is the sociological imagination? 7. What is meant by personal troubles and public issues? 8. What is meant by the term diversity? Why is diversity desirable? 9. What does it mean to look at the world critically? 10. What is applied Sociology? 11. What is an Operational Definition? 12. Discuss the debate between C. Wright Mills and Talcott Parsons. 13. What is Social Darwinism? Theoretical Perspectives 1. Know the characteristics of functionalist perspective. . What is the difference between manifest and latent functions? What is a critique of functionalism? 2. Know the characteristics of conflict perspective. Conflict theory asks the question "Who Benefits?" Why? 3. Know the characteristics of symbolic interactionist perspective.
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SOC 115 taught by Professor R.thomas during the Fall '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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