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W E L C O M E !

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W E L C O M E !

  1. 1. W e l c o m e ! ! ! <ul><ul><li>Just so we know what we’re getting ourselves into, a (relatively) brief background in the study of SoAn </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What’s Sociology? <ul><li>Etymology - “ logus ” which means science and “ socious ” which means group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Fichter - scientific study of patterned, shared human behavior </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rodney Stark- study of the patterns and processes of human relations </li></ul><ul><li>Microsociology </li></ul><ul><li>Macrosociology </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Science of Society </li></ul><ul><li>-deals with the study of people living in interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>-deals with the study of various current issues and problems </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Lundberg and assoc- “a body of scientific knowledge with theories based on scientific investigations and observations, rather than armchair speculations” </li></ul>
  6. 6. As a science still, Sociology … <ul><li>Uses methods and techniques of inquiry and investigations which are scientific </li></ul>
  7. 7. Areas of Sociology <ul><li>Social organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Social Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Social change and social disorganization </li></ul><ul><li>Human ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Population or demography </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological theory and method </li></ul><ul><li>Applied sociology </li></ul>
  8. 8. On to the second component…
  9. 9. Anthropology, what is it? <ul><li>Etymology - “ logos ” means study and “ anthropos ” which means man </li></ul><ul><li>A discipline of infinite curiosity about human beings </li></ul><ul><li>A study of human beings… plus a whole catalog of disciplines </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A branch of knowledge which deals with the scientific study of man, his works, his body, his behavior and values, in time and space </li></ul>
  11. 11. As a science, Anthropology has these objectives: <ul><li>To describe the phenomena of human life and culture accurately </li></ul><ul><li>To classify the variable phenomena studied in order to achieve revealing general formulations </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>To locate the origins of the changes and processes that are characteristics of such classified data </li></ul><ul><li>To describe those changes and directions of change likely to be taken by the phenomenon under examination </li></ul>
  13. 13. Branches of Anthropology <ul><li>Physical Anthro </li></ul><ul><li>- three subdisciplines </li></ul><ul><li>1. racial history </li></ul><ul><li>2. paleontology </li></ul><ul><li>3. human genetics </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Cultural Anthro </li></ul><ul><li>-its subdivisions </li></ul><ul><li> 1. Ethnography </li></ul><ul><li> 2. Ethnology </li></ul><ul><li> 3. Social Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li> 4.Cultural Anthropolgy </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Archeology </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Methods of Inquiry <ul><li>Empirical investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnical neutrality </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological imagination </li></ul>
  17. 17. Scientific Investigation <ul><li>Identification of the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering of data </li></ul><ul><li>-techniques may be: </li></ul><ul><li>1.observation </li></ul><ul><li>2.participant observation </li></ul><ul><li>3.interview </li></ul><ul><li>4.historical method </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>5.Comparative method </li></ul><ul><li>6.Archival research </li></ul><ul><li>7.Content analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of data </li></ul>
  19. 19. Information overload? don’t think so. <ul><li>Discriminate info; remember the most important, the most significant! </li></ul>

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