Lecture 1 - Introduction to Sociology

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SOC 100:

SOC 100 Instructor: Abby Javurek-Humig Class meets on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:25 pm Lectures, Quizzes on your own time


Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 11e James M. Henslin Supplemental Materials covered in class. Links will be posted in D2L when appropriate.


Expectations Stay on top of your work Watch lectures and read BEFORE class Participate in class discussion and activities Weekly quizzes and short response papers turned in on time If you are not sure ask questions! Treat each other with respect, bring any issues to instructor first


Grading 90-100 % A (630-700 points) 80-89 % B (560-629 points) 70-79 % C (490-559 points) 60-69 % D (420-489 points) < 60% F (less than 420 points)

Graded Items:

Graded Items Assignment Total Points Weekly Class Participation (10 points possible a week for in-person weeks) 140 Weekly Critical Thinking Reaction Papers (15 points each) 225 Weekly Quizzes (10 points each) 150 Three Exams (75 points each) 225 Final Paper 60 Total 700 Extra Credit Movie Critique - up to 30 points

The Sociological Perspective:

The Sociological Perspective Seeing the Broader Social Context The Global Context—and the Local


How People Are Influenced by Their Society People Who Share a Culture People Who Share a Territory Social Location Jobs − Income Education − Gender Age − Race/Ethnicity


C. Wright Mills History − Location in Broad Stream of Events Biography − Individual ’ s Specific Experiences External influences—our experiences—become part of our thinking and motivation


The Industrial Revolution Masses of people moved to cities in search of work Grew Out of Social Upheaval Imperialism of the Time Rise of the Scientific Method

Aguste Compte and Positivism:

Applying the Scientific Method to Social World Comte began to wonder what holds society together Coined the Term “ Sociology ” Aguste Compte and Positivism

Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism:

Herbert Spencer and Social Darwinism Second Founder of Sociology Disagreed sharply with Comte ’ s idea that sociologists should guide social reform Lower and Higher Forms of Society Coined Phrase “ Survival of the Fittest ”

Karl Marx and Class Conflict:

Karl Marx and Class Conflict Engine of Human History is Class Conflict The Bourgeoisie vs. The Proletariat Marxism Not the Same as Communism Introduced Conflict Theory

Emile Durkheim and Social Integration:

Emile Durkheim and Social Integration Got Sociology Recognized as Separate Discipline Studied How Social Forces Affect Behavior Identified “ Social Integration ” – Degree to Which People Are Tied to Social Group

Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic:

Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic Religion and the Origin of Capitalism Disagreed with Marx ’ s claim that economics is the central force in social change Said that role belongs to religion Religion is Central Force in Social Change Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism

Sociology in North America:

Sociology in North America Sexism at the Time: Women in Early Sociology Racism at the Time: W. E. B. Du Bois Jane Addams: Sociologist and Social Reformer Talcott Parsons and C. Wright Mills: Theory Versus Reform The Continuing Tension: Basic, Applied, and Public Sociology

Sexism at the Time: Women in Early Sociology:

Sexism at the Time: Women in Early Sociology Attitudes of the Time 1800s Sex Roles Rigidly Defined Few People Educated Beyond Basics Harriet Martineau Published Society in America Before Durkheim and Weber Were Born Her Work Was Ignored


Jane Addams (1860–1935), a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, worked on behalf of poor immigrants. With Ellen G. Starr, she founded Hull-House, a center to help immigrants in Chicago. She was also a leader in women ’ s rights (women ’ s suffrage), as well as the peace movement of World War I.

Racism at the Time: W. E. B. Du Bois:

Racism at the Time: W. E. B. Du Bois First Harvard Ph.D. for African American Published a Book Each Year from 1896 to 1914 Neglected by Sociologists Until Recently

Talcott Parsons and C. Wright Mills: Theory Versus Reform:

Talcott Parsons and C. Wright Mills: Theory Versus Reform Many early North American sociologists saw society as corrupt and in need of reform Parsons Developed Objective Analysis and Models of Society Mills Deplored Theoretical Abstractions in Favor of Social Reform

The Continuing Tension: Basic, Applied, and Public Sociology:

The Continuing Tension: Basic, Applied, and Public Sociology Basic Sociology Analyzing some aspect of society to only gain knowledge Applied Sociology Using sociology to solve problems Public Sociology Using the sociological perspective for the benefit of the public Social Reform is Risky Disrupting the status quo can be challenging

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology:

Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology

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