12-7-10 What is Sociology?

Posted: December 7, 2010 by mcculloughmg in Uncategorized
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Today we began to understand what sociology is.  We journaled on what we though sociology was and our place in the study of sociology.  We began to piece together that groups of people influence each other and few actions are done outside of social influence (use Hitler as an example)


Sociology – The study of human society, including actions and organization.
Science – Has central concepts to focus attention of research

Sociologists – look beyond individual psychology to the patterns.

A society is a large social grouping that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.
Sociological Imagination – The ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and the larger society.
Your homework was to complete our Socialogical Imagination Jay-Z activity, especially # 3 where you explain sociological imagination to someone else.

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