Understanding Sociology

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Understanding Sociology by Mind Map: Understanding Sociology

1. Sociology?

1.1. The study of human behaviour in society.

1.2. A scientific way of thinking about society and its influence on human groups.

1.3. A system of social interaction that consists of one or more social groups that include shared and distinct culture and social organization.

2. Development of Sociology

2.1. Early Thinkers

2.1.1. Auguste Comte Father of Sociology (French) Theoretical science of society

2.1.2. Harriet Martineau Insights on customs on social practices Social class distinctions

2.1.3. Emile Durkheim Religion reinforces group solidarity Anomie- Loss of direction in a society

2.1.4. Max Webber German Sociologist Verstehen- understanding

2.1.5. Karl Marx German Social Scientist Modern Sociolism Communism Marxism The Exploter The Exploited

2.2. Where

2.3. Form

2.3.1. Essay exam

2.3.2. Oral exam

2.3.3. Multiple choice

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3. Sociology & Social Science

3.1. Less advanced

3.1.1. Scientific method is newly introduced Name Office hours Contact

3.1.2. Sociologist are dealing with human beings - subjects that constantly change their behaviours.

3.2. 2 types of analysis

3.2.1. Macro Analysis Study large patterns of sociol interaction that are vast, complex.

3.2.2. Micro Analysis Study patterns of social interaction that are small, less differentiated

3.3. Sociology can be seen in

3.3.1. Economics Goods & Services.

3.3.2. Psychology Human mental process

3.3.3. Political science Politic behaviour- government

3.3.4. Anthropology Entire/ small scale primitive society

4. Sociological Research

4.1. Questionnaires, interviews

4.2. Participant observation

4.3. Controlled experiment

4.4. Content analysis

4.5. Historical research

4.6. Evaluation research