Introduction to Sociology

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  • Sociology Lesson 2- Sociological Perspectives


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    What is sociology???


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  • What is Sociology?


    Lesson 1A

  • Sociology Lesson 4- Culture


  • 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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  • Sociology Lesson 3- Sociological Perspectives


  • Founding Fathers of Sociology


    A brief overview of the early contributors to the field of sociology.

  • 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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  • Modern Sociologys Three Main Schools of Thought


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    The three main schools of thought for sociology
    Structural-Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism

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  • Video #2 - Chapter 1: Section 2


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    A Very Brief Intro to Sociological Theories


    This is a short video presenting some basic ideas of Sociological theory for those learners starting out in GCSE or A Level Sociology. I've provided time between slides to hit the pause button for use in class. NOTE: This is only introductory and is not meant to be comprehensive! For my other videos search Brian Roberts Sociology. My Sociology website is

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    Sociology Lesson 5- Cultural Variation


  • Sociology 101 - Weber, Durkheim, Marx & Mills


    How the fathers of Sociology developed an important social science. The key sociological paradigms are considered.

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  • Social Thinking: Crash Course Psychology #37


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    Why do people do bad things? Is it because of the situation or who they are at their core? In this week's episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank works to shed a little light on the ideas of Situation vs. Personality. Oh, and we'll have a look at the Stanford Prison Experiment... It's alarming.

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  • Why is Sociology Important?


    My sociology video for the BSA competition. This video describes to us why sociology is important in the contemporary society.

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    Functionalism is a theory of society that focuses on the structures that create the society and on how the society is able to remain stable.

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  • Sociology Lesson 6- Social Control and Social Change


  • Sociology Lesson 9- Social Structure


  • Sociology Lesson 7- Socializing the Individual


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    The wisdom of sociology: Sam Richards at TEDxLacador


    How can an academic discipline like Sociology be life changing? This talk suggests one way by exploring how sociologists teach us to re-imagine our personal problems and ourselves. In the end, we learn that even in our most private and seemingly isolated moments, we may be more connected to others than we realize.

    His unique ability to connect with students along with his innovative use of technology in the classroom makes Sam Richards a very popular Sociology professor in the United States. Every semester over 750 students at Penn State University take his class on race and ethnic relations, the largest course on this subject in the world. He creates an active learning space where he addresses with humor and courage the very questions that most of us choose to avoid. Sam is also a co-founder of Penn State's World in Conversation Center. Every year, thousands of students from around the world participate in the Center's mission to bring conflict into collaboration through peer-facilitated dialogue.

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  • SUICIDE 1898 Emile Durkheim


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  • Introductory Terms For Sociology


    A useful starting point for getting to grips with sociological terms

  • Sociology Lesson 1- Introduction to Sociology


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    Sociological Imagination


    The Sociological Imagination enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society. That is it's task and it's promise. -C Wright Mills, _The Sociological Imagination_ , page 6

    The Warner brother's Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner demonstrate for us one interpretation of a sociologist's quest to fulfill that promise.

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  • Sociology Lesson 10- Types of Societies


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    Introduction to Sociology Lecture #1


    A brief introduction to sociology. Enjoy!

  • 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.

  • What is a sociological perspective?


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  • SOCIOLOGY - Theodor Adorno


    Theodor Adorno was a thinker who worried about what people get up to in their leisure time. He called Walt Disney the most dangerous man in America – and was very against TV…
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  • A Brief History of Sociology


    This video explores the significance of three events to the creation of the field of academic sociology: the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. It also makes connections between these events and the development of conflict theory.

  • Conflict Theory


    Conflict theory observes how the unrest in a society will cause it to change and evolve to relieve the tension.

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  • Sociology Lesson 21- Levels of Deviance


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    What Is Sociology?


    From the Introducing Sociology DVD

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    Capitalism and Socialism: Crash Course World History #33


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    In which John Green teaches you about capitalism and socialism in a way that is sure to please commenters from both sides of the debate. Learn how capitalism arose from the industrial revolution, and then gave rise to socialism. Learn about how we got from the British East India Company to iPhones and consumer culture in just a couple of hundred years. Stops along the way include the rise of industrial capitalism, mass production, disgruntled workers, Karl Marx, and the Socialist Beard. The socialist reactions to the ills of capitalism are covered as well, and John discusses some of the ideas of Karl Marx, and how they've been implemented or ignored in various socialist states. Plus, there are robots!


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  • A Brief Introduction to Marxism


    This presentation looks at the basic idea of Marxism, specifically the conflict between the different classes in society.

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    Lesson 16- How to Analyze and Synthesize Information


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    Sociology Lesson 8- The Social Self


  • Lesson 15- How to Use Signal Phrases


  • Micro and Macro Sociology and Durkheims Study of Suicide


    A brief explanation of the following: micro sociology, macro sociology, Anomie, Durkheim's study of suicide

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    C. Wright Mills - The Sociological Imagination


    Mills explores why theory is important to our understanding of society. He explains the concept of the Sociological Imagination-- his idea that sociologists needed to be critical and skeptical of the bureaucratization of sociological research. He sets forth a sense of what it means to be an intellectual scientist.

  • Lesson 6- Counter Claims


  • Sociology - Chapter 1


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  • Sociology of the Family


    A brief overview of the major theoretical perspectives and how each explains issues related to the family at the macro and micro levels.

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    1. Three Founding Sociological Theories


    A brief introduction to the three most classic sociological theories: Conflict Theory, Structural Functionalism, and Symbolic Interactionism.

  • An introduction to the discipline of Sociology


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  • Lesson 8- Presentation Skills


  • Lesson 4- Definitions, Assumptions and Hypothesis


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