Sociology The Basics

Sociology The Basics

1. Do you believe sociologists focus more on the individual or groups of people? 2.

What do you think it means to have a sociological perspective? 3. How do you think sociology is similar and different to other social sciences (history,

psychology, anthropology, government, econ, political science)? 4. List 4 words you think we will see a lot of in this class.

*Give me 3 topics you think we will discuss a lot in sociology Before we begin here are a few basic terms.

*Study of how humans function and interact in groups. *Way of life shared by members of a society.

A group in which we CHOOSE to live because we have the same beliefs, customs, norms, language, food, etc. *Who we are and what we identify with simply put, who are we comfortable around?

*Mass of different cultures bound by territory, economics, and/or politics. If culture is where we choose to live, society is the world we cant avoid. *Two or more people with something, anything in common.

*What is Sociology?!? ! Sociological perspectiveThe sociological perspective is

a perspective on human behavior and its connection to society as a whole. It invites us to look for the connections between the behavior of individual people and the structures of the

society in which they live. *An iconic image from the Great Depression. Destitute pea

pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirtytwo. Nipomo, California

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