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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid October 10, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Discussion of social change n Assignment for 10/12/11
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Social change n What is social change? Ø Charon and Vigilant: “…a social pattern (structure, culture, institution) is significantly different today than it has been in the past” (p. 166) Ø Problem of too general a definition n A more useful concept of social change for sociology: Ø Social change is a significant alteration of a social pattern (structure, culture, institution) that is relatively rapid , discontinuous , and enduring Ø Usually resisted by forces upholding existing social order
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Sources of social change 1) Acts of individuals and groups working for change 2) Social conflict 3) Influences from outside a society or organization 4) Technological innovations 5) Changes in population 6) Change in one social pattern produces change in another
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Intentional acts of individuals and groups q Example: FIU ü What would constitute social change at FIU? Have there
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SYG 3002 taught by Professor Adouglaskencaid during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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