Week1introductiontosociology 2013-fall revised

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  • Week1introductiontosociology 2013-fall revised

    1. 1. Introduction to Sociology Ray Brannon
    2. 2. A little about myself… six kids and five grandchildren
    3. 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. 4. Retired President & CEO of Choice Technologies
    5. 5. The Mid Ray Brannon, Ph.D. candidate www.inspectyourgadgets.com
    6. 6. • Your picture please! • Pick two class contacts • OMG – this syllabus is long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
    7. 7. Did You Know? We Are a Piece of the Social Puzzle The good news…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1NJ9Vv-Y6Q
    8. 8. Trapped!! Psycho –Social Interweave • Personal destinies are linked to societal structures • Blinding pace of change • What problem in society bothers you?
    9. 9. The Challenge: To become a critical thinker on sociologic issues because ….. your personal history matters!!
    10. 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. 11. Changing Sociological Paradigms Your date of manufacture is not important!
    12. 12. What is Epistemology? What is a Paradigm?
    13. 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. 14. What is a Paradigm Shift?
    15. 15. Baloney Detection Kit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmRbSX8Rqo

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