General Sociology Reading and Lecture Guide for Unit One

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General Sociology Reading and Lecture Guide for Unit One For all tests, be sure to review these concepts on any handouts, notes on films and lecture material, along with their coverage in the text. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE - Chapter 1 Seeing the general in the particular Seeing the strange in the familiar Seeing the individual in social context The importance of a global perspective Sociology and its relationship to the natural sciences Why sociology cannot provide absolute truths (its limitations Ch 2) How sociology provides us with reliable information (Ch 2) Observation of human behavior through "common sense" opinions vs. research What is meant by sociological imagination What is social behavior What is the sociological perspective Which issues or social phenomena might a sociologist explore
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Unformatted text preview: What are the benefits of sociological perspective HISTORY AND THEORY IN SOCIOLOGY - Chapter 1 and Chapter 4 (Theorists) Origins of sociology and historical factors which led to the development of sociology as a discipline. Comte’ and his views Durkheim and his views Spencer and his views Marx and his views Weber and his views Understand the major ideas of social conflict, symbolic interaction, and structural functional theories Know each of the three major theoretical perspectives images of society, and the kinds of questions they might ask about society How does theory relate to research Understand the concept of theory, its importance and application to social phenomena How might each theory be used to interpret the role of sports in society...
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