Web 2.0 Sociology


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In the powerpoint you will find out, what is sociology and how does it affect us along with some facts.

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Web 2.0 Sociology

  1. 1. Sociology<br />Wendy Bueno<br />Professor CSchacher<br />FYE TTH 3:00<br />
  2. 2. What is Sociology?<br />
  3. 3. Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.<br />
  4. 4. How Does Sociology affect us?<br />
  5. 5. Sociology affects us in our everyday life<br />Feelings<br />Our Thoughts<br />Actions<br />Decisions<br />And so on….<br />Interactions<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>An awareness of the impact of social forces or world history on our personal lives is a requirement to any efforts we make to change our social circumstances. </li></li></ul><li>Social life is more than individual people affecting one another’s lives.<br />
  7. 7. Society is not just a sum of its human parts; it’s also the way those parts are put together, related to each other, and organized (Coulson & Riddell, 1980).<br />
  8. 8. Building Blocks of Society<br /><ul><li> Statuses
  9. 9. Roles
  10. 10. Groups
  11. 11. Organizations
  12. 12. Institutions</li></li></ul><li>Statuses and Roles<br />Statusesare important because they all come with a set of rights, obligations, behaviors, and duties that people occupying a certain position are expected or encouraged to perform. And theses expectations are referred to as roles.<br />
  13. 13. Groups<br />Set of people who interact more or less regularly with one another and who are conscious of their identity as a group.<br />
  14. 14. Organizations<br />Examples or organizations:<br />Networks of statuses and groups created for a specific purpose<br />
  15. 15. Social Institutions<br />Continuing patterns of social life when even sets or statuses, roles, groups, and organizations form, they provide the base for addressing basic societal needs.<br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />Although the basic elements of society are not just the direct expressions of the personalities of individuals, we must also remember that people are more than “robots programmed by social structure” (Swanson, 1992,p. 94).<br />