Introduction in Sociology

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Sociology - the study of society - from the Latin word sociousmeaning “companion” and Greek word logos meaning “study of” Culture – man-made

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SociologySociology - the study of society- from the Latin word socious meaning companion and Greek word logos meaning study ofCulture man-madeDyad two personsSociety social interaction takes place. It is the largest unit of people. According to Spence, society is an abstracted environmentHistory of SociologyHenri-Saint Simon- Utopian socialist-teacher of Comte that has strong influence to himAuguste Comtea French philosophercoined the term sociologyFather of Sociologyfounder of positivismSociology is a scienceEmile DurkheimFrench sociologistFather of Modern Sociologyfirst teach sociology in 3rd year students in Europeantipositivismproposed the theory on suicide3 types of suicide1. egoistic2. altruistic3. anomicanomie normlessness2 types of norms1. written e.g. laws2. unwrittenmores- with ethical and moral significancefolkwaysHerbert Spencer English scientistinfluenced by Darwin and Lamarckdone a comparative study between organism and societycoined survival of the fittestsocial evolution from homogeneous to heterogeneous, simple to complexMax Weber German sociologist an

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