An Introduction to Sociology

Read this chapter for an introduction to sociology. As you read each section, consider the following topics:

  • Write down the definition of sociology. Also, focus on Mill's concept of the sociological imagination.
  • Take note of important sociological figures, such as Karl Marx and Auguste Comte, as well as the bold terms.
  • Take notes on the three major sociological theoretical perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism.
  • Take note of the societal, as well as personal, benefits of studying sociology. How will studying sociology help you in your life?