Sociology Notes Day 1

Sociology Notes Day 1 - Sociology Notes Day 1 Overview What...

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Sociology Notes- Day 1 Overview What is Sociology? What is Sociological Theory? Major Theoretical Perspectives The Sociological Imagination What is Sociology? The scientific study of human societies and social behavior Studies the influence of social relationships on people’s attitudes and behavior Studies how societies are structured and change over time Sociology and Common Sense Knowledge that relies on “common sense” is often unreliable Sociologists use scientific methods to systematically test and analyze information Sociology is a social science Natural Sciences vs. Social Sciences Natural Science : the study of features of the natural environment Examples… Biology, geology, chemistry, physics… Social Science : the study of human relationships and the social world. Examples… Anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology
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Sociology and the Social Sciences The disciplinary boundaries can be blurry
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