Considered to be the father of sociology
He coined the phrase study of the society
He found it important to understand why groups of people were responding in
similar ways to social occurrences
Introduction to Sociology Notes:
What Is Your Passion?
Write down two areas/things in your life that you are passionate about
o Then make a list of probable reasons why this may be
o What in life allows for this passion?
o What in life is a barrier to t
Think sociology states that Culture is the language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors,
and material objects that are important enough to pass on to future generations of a society. In
the United States, there is a dominant culture that rea
Introduction to Sociology Notes
o Defines society as a system of interrelated parts; primarily a macro
orientation because it focuses on larger social structures rather than
What Is Sociology?
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o He proposed that individuals either succeeded or failed in society based on
solidarity and/or social control
o The level of connectedness your feel to others