Social theories provide us with a new perspective in the social world. With new perspectives, new opinions can be made. also, they can provide answers or explain a specific social spectacle. Social theories can help clarify and predict the way the social world works. The three major sociological perspectives are functionalism, the conflict theory, and the symbolic interaction theory. Each theory is different and can help answer many questions about human behavior in a social world.
Sociology is exemplified by the study of a society or societies. Society is shaped by set of tradition that will shaped the behavior people by an assortment of rules that govern individuals within a certain society in their daily transactions and interactions. After watching and analyzing these videos and concept, this has given me a greater insight on what can be taught and learned.
What is the sociological perspective of human behavior? How is it applied to the study of juvenile delinquency?
After taking this course, I see a bigger picture of the world and how it operates. Studying sociology has changed my attitudes towards other people and societies. I also see the importance of sociology in solving social problems of all magnitude. The knowledge will be useful for future decisions, because I understand there is much more to our world than what meets our eye.
Being someone who had no prior knowledge of sociology before attending college. This particular subject was extremely fascinating. It did in fact force me to think outside of the box. Allowing me to become aware of myself and my contributions to my society, as well as becoming more mindful of other cultures and their societies. Because we are so much a custom to our traditional norms and values, we often believe that what we Americans do in our everyday lives should be the end all be all. Despite this belief “Americans” also have a numerous amount of subcultures, as many nations do. Including myself, just a few years ago I became a United States citizen. I was born in the Caribbean Island of Haiti, which is considered to be one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.
What does a sociological perspective contribute to the study of the relationship between education and society?
While studying sociology, it is necessary to develop a sociological imagination. It is helpful to learn the views and perspectives of sociology in order to better understand how social forces, social institutions, and social structures impact someone’s life. By having a better understanding of how these things contribute to our lives, we also have a better understanding of why certain events occur.
As a young child my family fell into the category of lower-middle class, my parents are divorced and live in separate homes with separate incomes. My parents never had high paying jobs, and continually struggled to make ends meet, yet we were not as bad off as some other people in the world. Like the struggles I faced with my gender, I also faced issues with my social class. I never had as much growing up as the other kids, and had to work much harder to graduate high school and even harder to afford to attend university. With knowing this I cam to realize that I was not the only one who faced these struggles, that I was not the only one who had to over come tough times with my family. With this understanding of others around me, I was embracing the quality of sociological imagination just as C. Wright Mills states “What they need… is a quality of mind that will help them [see] what is going on in the world and… what may be happening within themselves. It is this quality… [that] may be called the sociological imagination.” (Mills 3-5) Understanding that the external force of my social class was affecting not only me but others around me, being a public issue not just a personal one, shows the quality of sociological
As I sketch my sociological portrait, I find myself first looking at the multiple statuses I hold in society and how each came about. I am not only a father to an young adult, but a son, a brother, a friend to many, a neighbor, a student once again and a blue-collar worker. Each of these statuses developed during various times in my life, and requires me to take on, at times, numerous roles. These statuses have defined who I have become and the impacts I have on society. My sociological portrait will be based on the social institution of family. My family has been the most influential in molding who I have become.
Social problems exist all around us and are part of our everyday routine, we may not always see them but they are always there. It could simply be someone losing there job, a female not getting hired over a male, a male expecting a female to clean up a mess or an older adult being fired for not being fast enough, most individuals don’t think anything of it, its just a way of everyday life and we have seen it time and time again. Individuals look at issues in a narrow minded egotistical kind of way by just focusing on themselves and the cause and effect of their own personal issues. Poor me, I’m unemployed because my car broke down and I couldn’t get to work, my boss fired me and now I don’t have a job and cant fix my car. While a sociologist examines the connection between individuals and society to get a better
...ries of culture have all been revealed to me since taking this course. I am able to recognize aspects of my society and other civilizations that fall into the categories of material and nonmaterial culture. Additionally, I have learned how to label the norms of my culture as folkways, mores, or taboos, based on the intensity of the negative reactions that are emitted from people who witness the violation of these norms. Lastly, since studying countercultures, I am able to identify factions ostracized from the dominant society and analyze why, on the basis of their extreme beliefs and actions. Sociology has proved to be a course unlike all the others I have enrolled in; there are no other courses that truly open your eyes to the macrocosm surrounding you and give you the opportunity to analyze why the values and habits of your collective culture exist as they are.
I have learned a lot from being in this class and throughly enjoyed the learning experience. This analysis was the perfect way to show what I have learned from taking this course. Even though the class only once a week for not a large amount of time, there was still a lot of information that was gone over. Overall, the main thing that I gained from taking sociological theory is that even though there are many different theories, they all work together in one way or another to make society
When I first decided to take the Introduction to Sociology class I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or even what to think. I had never taken any classes on sociology so I was quite sure that this would be an adventure. Well, as things turned out it was an adventure, this class was fun and very insightful. This class taught me a lot about what the rest of the world is like and how the American culture is different from the cultures around the world. What america accepts as the norm is different than say what Germany accepts as the norm.
The liberal arts are becoming increasingly rare in schools and universities. However, Saint Catherine University makes it a priority to teach its students the core benefits to the liberal arts college. It requires students to take the course “The Reflective Woman” along with “Global Search for Justice” as an introduction and conclusion to a liberal arts education. Throughout this semester I became more knowledgeable on what the liberal arts truly are, honed my reflective judgment, developed my writing skills, and I now have a deeper and defined sense of self.
Many sociologists question, whether the sociological approach is an appropriate discipline to undertake when studying society. As society and individuals are continually changing it makes researching our social world much more difficult. Especially when choosing the correct method to utilize if wanting to achieve appropriate results. Although, sociology is viewed as a form of science the research methodologies differ. Nevertheless, when studying about society, sociology is seen as effective, however, various scientific methods may be used to organize the research and gain the most accurate results.