What is Sociology?


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by Miller Kennedy - Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:32 PM

1.) The study of society and human behavior.

2.) It is a social science. 

3.) How society influences people and how people influence society.

4.) Figure out society/human behavior.

5.) Common sense is bad. Use a "society is strange" perspective.

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by Miller Kennedy - Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:24 PM


2.) It is a systematic, social science that looks at all aspects/scales of society/life.

3.) The sociological perspective sees the general and particular(how you are influenced, and by what)(how things fit in a pattern) and also the strange and the familiar(seeing the pattern/world in a strange perspective.)

4.) Sociology finds truth about/in society. Social location(the pattern of where people live that connects to what people do) Marginalization(society's way of naming groups/individuals.) If we have a problem we can use sociology to solve them.

5.) We want to scientifically understand changes in society to solve problems and benefit society and the people that live in it then.