Established field of sociology
Consciously thinking about sociology contributing to scientific body of
How it should be studied?
o Certain things and behaviors not reducible to psychology or
Intro and Origins of Theory
You can get the fifth or six edition of the book
Course reader at UCLA bookstore
Lots of questions and you get to pick which ones to answer
Study guides issued
Comte, Spencer, de Tocqueville, Marx
What is sociological theory?
-General understandings and explanations for social phenomena developed by social scientists
-Theories are used both to guide sociological inquiry and to help order the results of those
The division of labor in society
1. how is restitutory law different from repressive law?
2. how is restitutory law related to the division of labor?
3. How has law changed over the course of human history?
4. In what ways has the collective consciousness
Development of sociological theory
The division of labor in society (1893)
- Key question: what is the relationship between the division of labor and social solidarity?
Analytic link Analytic
Concept - Concept
The division of labor
Division of labor:
Soc 101 8:00
December 3, 2015
Emile Durkheim, in his attempt to legitimize the field of Sociology in relation to other
established disciplines, sought to describe the world in a way that would be
1Final Examination Study Guide/Sociology 101/Fall 2015
I. Emile Durkheim (the social order is constituted by a moral consensus.)
A. The Division of Labor: Degree of specialization/differentiation throughout society, not
just in the economy.
Homework Assignment #1
DUE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2016
Neil Steers, Ph.D.
Complete the following 6 exercises. Type your answers directly into the spaces below. Answer
all questions thoroughly and show any nec