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  • What is knowledge?How do we acquire it?How do we know what we know.

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  • 1. Introduction to Sociology Ray Brannon
  • 2. A little about myself… six kids and five grandchildren
  • 3. A long time ago in a distant galaxy ……I began to program with IBM cards on very big computers that didn’t have the power of your smart phone.
  • 4. Retired President & CEO of Choice Technologies
  • 5. The Mid Ray Brannon, Ph.D. candidate www.inspectyourgadgets.com
  • 6. • Your picture please! • Pick two class contacts • OMG – this syllabus is long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
  • 7. Did You Know? We Are a Piece of the Social Puzzle The good news…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1NJ9Vv-Y6Q
  • 8. Trapped!! Psycho –Social Interweave • Personal destinies are linked to societal structures • Blinding pace of change • What problem in society bothers you?
  • 9. The Challenge: To become a critical thinker on sociologic issues because ….. your personal history matters!!
  • 10. • Locating yourself in the period in which you live- how you are shaped by society and how you can shape society • Link history and biography – three generations • My grandfather, father, me, son, grandson
  • 11. Changing Sociological Paradigms Your date of manufacture is not important!
  • 12. What is Epistemology? What is a Paradigm?
  • 13. Paradigm Shift: The destruction an old theory by new facts and its replacement as a new theory that fits the new facts. Thomas Kuhn
  • 14. What is a Paradigm Shift?
  • 15. Baloney Detection Kit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmRbSX8Rqo