TAMU SOCI 205 - Modern Theoretical Approaches (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
2
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Soci 205 - Intro To Sociology
Edition:
1

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SOCI 205 1nd Edition Lecture 2 3 Outline of Last Lecture II III IV V VI Defining Sociology Developing a Sociological Perspective Ethics in Research Early Theorists Neglected Founders Outline of Current Lecture II Modern Theoretical Approaches III Is Sociology a Science IV Understanding Cause and Effect V TopHat Questions Current Lecture II Modern Theoretical Approaches a Symbolic Interactionism i Exchange of symbols through social interaction ii George Herbert Mead 1 One s sense of self develops through interactions with others 2 Interactions with others teach individuals how to act what to say and what to think a Example MacLeod s Ain t No Makin It b Functionalism i Society is made up of parts that carry out functions that contribute to the whole ii Order is the normal state of society 1 When something is wrong society tries to react to maintain order Similar to how your body maintains order with reactions such as sweating goose bumps etc iii A consensus is the foundation of social order These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute c Conflict i Resources e g wealth power unevenly distributed ii Society is divided in terms of class economic or status e g race gender religion iii The divisions into these groups or classes that lead to conflicts III Is Sociology a Science a Guided by a theoretical approach i Functionalism Conflict Symbolic Interactionism 1 Make anomalies the focus for research b Sociological research is scientific research i Based on empirical investigation in facts info gathered systematically IV Understanding Cause and Effect a Correlation simultaneous variation in two variable b Causation change in one factor results in change in another c Example Questions i Deaths by drowning and ice cream sales are positively correlated 1 Is this a correlation or causation 2 What else might be a cause of these outcomes The season Summer means more swimming



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