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What Is Sociology?: Crash Course Sociology #1

Today we kick off Crash Course Sociology by explaining what exactly sociology is. We’ll introduce the sociological perspective and discuss how sociology differentiates itself from the other social sciences. We’ll also explore what sociology can do, and how a concern with social problems was at the center of sociology's beginnings.

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Introduction to Sociology - The Sociological Imagination - Part 1

The Sociological Imagination: Who We Are and How We Got Here - Part 1--This course provides a sampling of problems and methods used by sociologists, with
concrete examples from everyday life, history, and contemporary events.
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SOCIOLOGY - Émile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim was a French 19th century sociologist who focused on what modern capitalism does to our minds - and concluded that it might, quite literally, be driving us to an early grave. Please subscribe here:
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Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

Today we’ll continue to explore sociology’s founding theorists with a look at Karl Marx and his idea of historical materialism. We’ll discuss modes of production, their development, and how they fit into Marx’s overall theory of historical development, along with class struggle and revolution. We’ll also discuss how Marx’s ideas gave rise to Gramsci’s idea of hegemony, and to conflict theories more generally.

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COLLEGE SERIES: WHY I CHOSE MY MAJOR || SOCIOLOGY

Hello everybody!!

Today I wanted to film a video that will kick off my college series! This is all about what it's like to be a Sociology Major and what kind of classes I take and such like that!

I really hope that these videos are helpful for any of you who are in high school or undecided in college!

Picking a major is tough, believe me, but hopefully these videos will help you make the right decision :)

If you guys have any majors you want to know more about, please let me know down in the comment section below!

I'll have more of these videos up featuring people who are studying specific majors so you get all the information needed!

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Sociological Imagination

This video is an introduction of C. Wright Mills concept of the sociological imagination. Understanding and being able to exercise the sociological imagination helps us understand the relationship between the individual and society. Mills focuses on the distinction of personal troubles and public issues. For example, exercising is not just a personal behavior but is vastly influenced by society. The example of obesity in the United States is used to help explain this concept. Further examination of the sociological imagination can be found on page 6 in the text Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.

What is sociology?

In this introduction to the discipline of sociology, Dr. Lori Peek overviews the focus, history and approach of sociological inquiry. She defines sociology as the systematic study of society, and the sociological perspective as one that analyzes patterns of individual experience. She identifies several foundation thinkers, including Comte, Marx, Weber and Durkheim, and describes the major theoretical approaches that derive from them. She also focuses on methodological aspects of sociology, defining the scales at which sociologists work and the differences between quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis. She highlights some key sociological concepts, including structure and agency, social stratification and inequality. She ends by discussing the future of sociology, and highlights the move toward interdisciplinary work and new methodologies to address wicked problems.

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What is Sociology?

This video discusses the definition of sociology as defined by the American Sociological Association and gives examples of different social institutions. The example used in this video describes two seemingly similar students with very different outcomes in their post-secondary educational experiences and uses the concept of the sociological imagination to understand the impact of social structures on the individual.

Watch this video as a foundation to your understanding of the discipline. Further information on the foundation of sociology can be found in Chapter 1 in Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.
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Ben Shapiro: "I Don't Need A 7-Year Degree In Sociology To Know BS When I Hear It"

From Ben Shapiro's Q and A session at Ferris State Authority

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Ch 1 Intro to Sociology

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Sex & Sexuality: Crash Course Sociology #31

While sociology is a social science, we can use it to explore some intensely personal, private things. Today we’ll explore what sociology can tell us about sex and sexuality. We’ll also see what the three sociological paradigms have to say about sexuality and sexual orientations.

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References:
Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

The Williams Institute: How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender?

Fausto-Sterling, Ann. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000)

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SOCIOLOGY - Max Weber

Max Weber explained that modern capitalism was born not because of new technology or new financial instruments. What started it all off was religion. SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week:
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Major Sociological Paradigms: Crash Course Sociology #2

This week we introduce sociology’s three major theoretical paradigms, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each paradigm.

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An introduction to the discipline of Sociology

What is Sociology and why should we study it? This short video from Macat explains how the subject has developed over the years and introduces some of the key ideas and major thinkers who have helped to shape it in only a few minutes.

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What is sociology???

I applied for a PGCE course and I had to make a video explaining to 16 year olds, What is sociology? It would have been better if I'd used a BBC-circa-1948 voice, but I didn't have the guts.

Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #18

What is social deviance? Who defines what is deviant and how to people come to behave that way? Today we’re going to explore biological and psychological approaches to explaining deviance, including what each perspective can bring to the table, and their inherent limitations. From there, we’ll explain the sociological perspective and the social foundations of deviance.

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SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

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