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Sociology [350]: Semester 1
Vocab/Topic Outline # 1:
Directions: Define and describe the vocab terms and outline below. Answers do not need to be in complete sentences.
The assignment is due at the completion of this topic.
Outline: Chapter 1 – The Study of Society
- What is Sociology?
 Society
 Sociology
o The Sociological Imagination
 Social Structure
 Sociological imagination
o Sociology as a Social Science
 Empirical research
- The Emergence of Sociology
o The Founders: Comte, Spencer Marx, Durkheim, and Weber
 August Comte (1798-1857)
 Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)
 Karl Marx (1818-1883)
 Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
 Max Weber (1864-1920)
 Value-free
- Core Perspectives in Sociology
o Structural-functional theory
 Structural functionalism
 The Assumptions Behind Structural-Functional Theory
 Using Structural-Functional Theory
 Functions
 Dysfunctions
 Manifest functions or dysfunctions
 Latent functions or dysfunctions
o Conflict Theory
 Assumptions Behind Conflict Theory
 Using Conflict Theory
o Symbolic Interaction Theory
 Symbolic interactionism
 Assumptions Behind Symbolic Interaction Theory
o Interchangeable Lenses
 Structural-Functional Theory: The Functions of Prostitution
 Conflict Theory: Unequal Resources and Becoming a Prostitute
 Symbolic Interaction Theory: How Prostitutes Maintain Their Self-Concepts