chapter 1 intro origin and research SOCIOLOGY

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Welcome to: Sociology
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Definition of Sociology Sociology is the systematic study of human society. My definition includes not only the study of people but instead the “meaning structure of” The world is interconnected and your actions influence other people.
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The Sociological Perspective A. Seeing the general in the particular. The sociological perspective helps us to see general social patterns in the behavior of particular individuals. B. Seeing the strange in the familiar It encourages us to realize that society guides our thoughts and deeds.
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Global Perspective global perspective is: the study of the larger world and our society’s place in it. B. There are three different types of nations in the world. High income, middle income, low income.
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Importance of Global Perspective Where we live makes a great deal of difference in shaping our lives If you lived someplace else: what opportunities might you have? What language would you speak? What kind of food would you like? Many humans face the same problems as those found in the United States, but generally to a greater extent. Thinking globally is a good way to learn more about us.
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What do sociologists do? Sociologists study the “tea leaves” of the modern society Study current issues Conduct experiments Use scientific method Sociology is often considered a “soft science” because we interpret our data. It is not based on laws.
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Topics in Sociology
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Degree Needed to be considered a sociologist in the professional field you must either have your Masters or a PhD.
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Careers in Sociology Why become a sociologist Social services like rehabilitation or working with the elderly community work non-profits agencies correctional probation or in the prison business advertising health services family planning or substance abuse government teaching research
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The Origins of Sociology. Three major social changes during the
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