What is Sociology?


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by Kamryn Hostetler - Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:31 PM

1. Sociology is the study of society and why certain things are normal in our society. 

2. Sociology requires those studying it to question why things are normal and challenge themselves to figure out why we do things they way we do. 

3. Sociological perspective is how each person views the society they live in  

4. Sociology can change perspectives and help people to learn more about themselves and the society we live in

5. It caused people to question their actions and discover more about themselves 

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by Kamryn Hostetler - Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:24 PM

1. Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. 

2. Sociology looks at all aspects of society, at all scales, for patterns. 

3. The sociological perspective is a) seeing the general in the particular- how the decision I made fits into the general picture and b) seeing the strange in the familiar- to approach everyday life like you're seeing it for the first time 

4. Sociology looks at a) social location b) marginalization c) power and inequality and explains them. 

5. Seeing a lot social changes causes people to start thinking about why its happening and maybe fix any problems scientifically.