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Study Guide – Test 1Test One:•37 MC Questions @ 2 Pts. EachKevin Spencer – SOC1113.003Take note of all key terms out of the bookBoxed texts in the bookNotesIn class filmsAssigned readingsWhat is sociologyoThe study of human behavior in societyWhat is the sociological perspectiveoThe special point of view in sociology that sees general patterns of society in the lives of particular peopleBenefits of the sociological perspectiveoHelps us assess the truth of “common sense”oHelps us see the opportunities and constraints in our livesoEmpowers us to be active participant in our societyoHelps us live in a diverse worldWhat’s the sociological imaginationoThe insight offered by the discipline of sociologyWho talked about it?C. Wright MillsWhat changes in European history precipitated the development of sociology?o“The Enlightenment”Early sociologist?oAuguste ComteCoined term sociologyHis sociology was divided into two parts: Social statics and dynamicsLaw of 3 stagesDuty of sociology – Scientist-priests / ‘religion of humanity’oEmile DurkheimEstablished the significance of society as something larger than the sum of its partsSocial factsSocial statics and dynamics?oSocial statics – study of social orderoSocial dynamics – study of social changeLaw of 3 stages
oTheologicalExplanations via gods/godheadsoMetaphysicalSpiritualityParapsychologyScienceoPositivistEverything can be proven/disproved/explained through scienceoWho made it?Auguste ComteSocial changeoThe alteration of society over timeAnomieo“Normlessness”oDurkheim talked about itSocial solidarityoThe ties in society that bind us togetherRitualso