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  • 1. Introduction to Sociology
  • 2. What is sociology? What do sociologists do ?
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  • 4. Detect the symbolic value and socially constructed nature of everyday things
  • 5. Why do people smoke?
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  • 8. lol dnt b dum im betr dan u omg wtf r u tinking gothz pwn punkz!! ^5 ayt btsoom
  • 9. Be aware of the external forces ‘shaping’ our lives (and how individual choice is often a function of commmunity trends)
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  • 14. Detect power-plays and ‘hidden’ conflicts
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  • 16. Cultivating the “sociological imagination”
    • Recognise that very few things are ‘natural’
    • Detect the symbolic value and socially constructed nature of everyday things
    • Be aware of the external forces ‘shaping’ our lives (and how individual choice is often a function of commmunity trends)
    • Be familiar with power-plays and conflicts
  • 17. Good sociologists…
    • Are able to ‘step out’ of their immediate scenarios
      • Coffee (Giddens)
    • Recognise their position in wider society; accept that they are a ‘product’ of social influences
    • Are aware of cultural differences
    • Are sensitive to the causes and effects of social policies and phenomena
    • Are cognizant of power-plays
  • 18. What is the sociological difference?
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  • 20. What is Sociology?
    • Culture – way of life
    • Socially acceptable distance
    • Socialisation – process by which culture is learnt and internalized
    • Norm and values
    • Status and roles
    • Investigates interaction between how society impacts people and vic-versa
  • 21. Key questions
    • What is society? What is the best metaphor to describe or explain the social worlds we live in?
    • Why do people do what they do? To what extent are they compelled by the social milieu and to what extent do they shape and ‘construct’ their own communities?
  • 22. Textbooks & References
  • 23.
    • Primary
    • Shaefer, R.T. & Robert, P.L. (2005). Sociology. (10 th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill. (earlier editions are also fine, but try to get the latest one)
    • Secondary
    • Henslin, James M. (2009) Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach (10th Edition)
    • Ellwood, Charles, A. (2010) Sociology and modern social problems 1873-1946
    • Bruce, Steve (2000) Sociology: A Very Short Introduction
    • Andersen, Margaret L. & Taylor, Howard F. (2010) Sociology: The Essentials
  • 24. Assessment
    • Assignments & Blog Participation – 30%
    • Mid-Term Exam – 20%
    • Final Exam – 50%
  • 25. library.kdu.edu.my
  • 26. http://dip-socio.blogspot.com