Introduction to Sociology

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Intro to Sociology Sociology is the systematic study of human society. It is about human beings interacting together and what happens when we interact with each other. Sociology is literally the study of society and how it works. Every time we come in contact with another human being, it’s a form of sociology. Sociologists study the social trends in society. Life is surrounded with various issues from a social standpoint. We all live, dress, speak, and act a certain way because of the way we we’re brought up. Society changes from one generation to the next and will always change as we progress. What we may consider normal may vary from what another country may believe is normal. I feel sociology is thinking outside of the box, not…show more content…
However, in today 's world, the influences these institutions have seem to be declining as our changing society adapts to a more technological age. The growth of the mass media has had a significant impact on the lives of everyone, with specifically television becoming an enormously powerful medium. In society today the television set, which is so prominent in so many households, is not only a means of entertainment, but is also an important source of information. With recent research indicating that, on average, children spend 3.3 hours a day in front of the television (B.A.R.B., 1987), it seems inevitable that, as a learning source, it has an important role in helping the 'vulnerable and impressionable ' minds of children to develop certain social roles and behaviour traits. Television presents to its attentive audience a certain image of the world, providing a framework for what is acceptable and what is unacceptable in society, and also sends out implicit and explicit messages of what the world is like. In its portrayal of 'normal ' life, it reflects many important social roles, one of the most important and pervasive of these being 'gender '. Television has the potential to teach children about how men and women act in society, and to mould their views of what is expected of them in society as either a man or a woman.” ||| My name is Devon Ethan Bennett. I am eighteen years old. I
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