Sociology: Theories & Institutions

  1. 1. What is Sociology?
    2. What is the difference between microsociology & macrosociology?
    • 1. Sociology is the study of society: how we create society, interact within it, define what is normal & abnormal in society, & how we institutionalize these ideas.
    • 2. Sociology is divided into macrosociology, which focuses on large groups & social structure, & microsociology, which focuses on small groups & the individual.
  2. 1. What are some macrosociological theories?
    2. What are some microsociological theories?
    • 1. Functionalism or functional analysis, conflict theory, & feminist theory.
    • 2. Symbolic interactionism, social constructionism, rational choice theory & exchange theory.
  3. 1. Which theory involves power differentials?
    2. Which theory involves symbols?
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Sociology: Theories & Institutions
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MCAT Prep: Ch. 11.1
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