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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid August 29, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Follow-up discussion of Nikolski n Further introduction to sociology n The exemplary Emile Durkheim n Assignment for 8/31/11
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Nikloski, Alaska
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Alaskan school crisis analysis Ø What forms of social organization are illustrated in this story? Ø Town, school, families, state government agencies, virtual communities and organizations, ethnic group Ø What issues would you say characterize education as an institution in Nikolski? Ø State funding, qualified teachers, access, delivery Ø What social problems do you see in Nikolski? Ø Scarce employment, health services, aging population Ø Can Nikolski survive? What could or should be done to promote its survival? Ø http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/beringstrait/interactive/interactive.html
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Further introduction to sociology n The sociological perspective Ø An approach to understanding human behavior Ø Three premises: 1)
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