Sociological Reflection

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Tashe’ Wilkerson
Dr. Shahid Shahidullah
Soc 205-09
11 Dec 2017
Take Home Final
When most people think about sociology they generally think of the study of sociology. However, sociology is much deeper than just the study of sociology. It displays a plethora of sub topics such as: crime, deviance, bureaucracy, culture, criminality, socialization, economy, politics, religion, education, social class and many more. Throughout this fall semester this sociology course has taught me things that I could never imagine. To be more specific there were actually ten topics that I learned in this course that was very important to me. Those topics were: crime, deviance, bureaucracy, nature of science, philosophy, religion, common sense, scientific
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Shortly after the modernization time period there becomes a development of key ideas/ sociological ideas from Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, and Emile Durkheim. The most interesting thing about learning their key ideas were and where they originated. August Comte obtained the key ideas of the Renaissance and the formation of a good society that consisted of a “good society” of exploitation, poverty, inequality, and degradation.Karl Marx’s key ideas were composed of the mode of production,class systems,bourgeoisie,the rise of socialism and communism, capitalist system and the working class. Make a comparison of the sociology of Karl Marx and Max Weber. Give examples. Karl Marx and Max Weber had different views and perspectives on society. For example, Karl Marx believed that the capitalist system of society would disintegrate due to the revolt of the working class. However, Max Weber preferred the study of social and rational action, he thought social action was meaningful. Max also speculated that capitalism is a constellation of social actions. The major sociological ideas of Emile Durkheim were: collective consciousness, social facts, and industrial society. In the industrial society he believed that there would have been more crime and deviance because of the breakdown for the balance between moral absolutism and individual freedom.Durkheim’s theory on egoistic suicide was based on a society where excessive individualism and low social

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