Sociology and the Sociological Perspective, Section: 1.2 (Understanding Society)
What is Sociology? – American Sociological Association
Defining Sociology, “The Study of Society”
The Field of Sociology – American Sociological Association
The Origins of Sociology – ZeePedia.com
Video – Macrosociology vs microsociology – Khan Academy, created by Sydney Brown
What is the Historical Background of Sociology? – Quora.com
Data in the News
Examine the history and development of sociology
OER Text Material
- Define the sociological perspective.
- Provide examples of how Americans may not be as “free” as they think.
- Explain what is meant by considering individuals as “social beings.”
- Explain the debunking motif.
- Define the sociological imagination.
- Explain what is meant by the blaming-the-victim ideology.
Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)
- What is Sociology? – American Sociological Association
- Defining Sociology, “The Study of Society”
- Understand the Role of Theory in Sociology by Caroline Hodges Persell
Examining the history and development of Sociology: