LECTURE 1- The Birth of Sociology?
I. Sociology in perspective
A. How might you be affected?
B. Also looks at large social issues
II. What is sociology?
A. the scientific study of human society, social behavior, and human
1. sociology focus
LECTURE 4- Five Key Concepts in Sociology
I. Sociologists rely on several key concepts to analyze this complex and
II. Social structure
A. refers to patterns of social relationships (like marriage or employment), of
social positions (like p
Social norms of college girls here at the University of Tennessee consist of where
girls are found in the gym on campus, what the girls wear to class, mainly where girls eat
on campus, attire for game days, and sororities. A norm is a specific guideline
Group Paper Assignment
PAPER IS DUE ON APRIL 26TH- NO EXCEPTIONS- LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Each group will choose a topic (ex.- gender in the media).
Title page: Give your paper a title, list the names of all members of the group
(first and last
LECTURE 5- CULTURE CONT.
Ethnocentrism- the tendency to assume that ones own culture and
way of life represent the norm or are superior to all others.
The ethnocentric person sees his or her own group as the center or
defining point of culture and views a
LECTURE 2- Common Sense and Empirical Testing
I. Sociology and Common Sense
A. What we know
1. Sociology focuses on the study of human behavior.
a. we all have experience with human behavior and at least some
knowledge of it
2. Our theories and opi
College Norms: Females at University of Tennessee at Knoxville
March 13, 2013
Social norms of college girls here at the University of Tennessee consist of where girls
are found in
LECTURE 5- Culture
I. The particular content of culture varies from place to place, but all human
cultures have the same basic elements.
A. These include:
1. knowledge, language, symbols of all kinds, values, norms, artifacts
(the physical objects that pe
1st page- Courtney
Introduction: describe social norms of college girls in short, list types of norms but
dont define, define norm
1st point: TRECS- Girls only do cardio, no girls in the weight area, unusual everyone
stares. No guys do fitness classes.
SOC 120: General Sociology
Spring 2013 HSS205 MWF 9:05-9:55
Instructor- Dr. Gina Benedict firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location- 9th floor McClung Tower (room 920)
Office Hours- MWF 11:30am-12:10am, F 10:00am-12:10pm or by appointment
LECTURE 3- Theorists and Sociological Thinkers
I. What is sociological theory?
A. Theories can be thought of as attempts to explain events, forces, materials,
ideas, or behavior in a comprehensive manner
1. In sociology, a theory- a set of statemen
LECTURE 6- Social Interactions
I. Study of Social Forces
A. Sociologists are interested in all the different levels at which social
1. They distinguish between two basic levels: the micro level and the
a. Micro level
Soci 120 MWF 9:05am
Film Worksheet- Shark Tale
Directions: Define each of the bolded/underlined terms. Choose one
class/subculture/social collective from the movie (sharks, bottom of the reef,
top of the reef, etc.). Using this subset as you
Tentative Reading Schedule
SOC 120 MWF 9:05-9:55
Readings- the syllabus
The Birth of Sociology (lecture 1)
Readings- Modules 2,5
Common Sense and Empirical Testing (lecture 2)
Key events in evolution
Evolution of Sex
species consist of
two sexes, only
one of which is
capable of bearing
In asexual species,
each member of
the population is
capable of bearing
Evolution of Sex
The two-fold cost
The Sociological Perspective
First: What is Sociology?
Sociology is the branch of the social sciences that
investigates and analyzes all facets of the social world,
across time and space. Our methodological and theoretical
expertise helps us refi