What Is Sociology?
• Explain concepts central to sociology
• Understand how different sociological perspectives have developed
The History of Sociology
• Explain why sociology emerged when it did
• Describe how sociology became a separate academic discipline
• Explain what sociological theories are and how they are used
• Understand the similarities and differences between structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism
Why Study Sociology?
• Explain why it is worthwhile to study sociology
• Identify ways sociology is applied in the real world