Sociolog1 - – Looks for forms and patterns of behavior...

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Sociology • Study of people in groups • Study of human social interaction • Study of society • Study of the web of social relationships • Scientific study of the causes and consequences of human social interaction General Characteristics of Sociology • Categorical rather than normative – Concerned with what is not what ought to be • Pure not an applied social science – Get information and let others use it • Abstract rather than concrete social science
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Unformatted text preview: – Looks for forms and patterns of behavior • General not a special social science – Looks for interactions that are more universal Sociologist’s Are Not • Not necessarily someone who likes to work with or help people—criminologists, social workers, statisticians or totally detached • Concerned with Social Facts—feelings and ways of behaving outside the individual • Example is the removal of facial and body hair by females in US society...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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