Introduction to Sociology 4.1
1. What is meant by the idea of socialization?
Socialization- the process in which we learn and internalize attitudes, values, beliefs,
and norms of our culture and develop a sense of self.
2. Describe the nature vs. nurture
Introduction to Sociology 1.3
1. Where was the first American Department of Sociology founded? What was its
orientation? What was Lester Wards view of Sociology?
University of Chicago- Chicago School of Sociology
-Focus of the early research: Observation
Introduction to Sociology
1. What is Sociology? Social Imperative?
Sociology- the systematic and scientific study of human behavior, social groups, and
Sociological analysis examines structural and institutional forces that shape our
Introduction to Sociology 3.1
1. What is meant by the idea of society? Socio-cultural evolution?
Society- people who live in a specific geographic territory, interact with one another, and
share many elements of a common culture.
Introduction to Sociology 2.2
1. What are the four broad types of research?
A. Exploratory research- research that focuses on What takes place.
B. Descriptive research- research that examines What takes place and How.
C. Explanatory research- research tha
Introduction to Sociology 2.1
1. What are the various types of knowledge?
Experience- knowledge gained through trial and error learning.
Cultural Tradition- knowledge or accepted bodies of facts that are passed from
generation to generation.
Introduction to Sociology 1.2
1. What were some of the early issues in the development of Sociology? What historical
events led to early social theorizing?
Understanding and interpreting social life has a long history.
Early Interest: Describing what soci
Introduction to Sociology 4.2
1. What is the life course perspective on socialization?
- Socialization occurs throughout the life course.
Life course- a process in which individuals move from one biological and social stage to
another as they grow and dev
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