Had this talk with William Hu again and remembered everything I learned about sociology really opened my eyes to understand why humans do the things we do.
- What about this idea of Brainwashing?
I took a sociology course for Fall 2020 at Marianopolis College and it was very eye-opening. Notes can be found here.
Sociology is the systematic study of human society, and uses the Sociological Perspective.
Following this class made me realize that these thoughts that I was having about society and the way we behave, there was actually a whole discipline dedicated to thinking about society.
- Half of the content is looking at theories, which is not the most useful, but it’s good to know that some people thought about these issues very deeply
Next up, I would love to take a Psychology
Why people do the things they do? I guess this courses teaches me to recognize Cognitive Bias?
I feel that if I went to an Ivy League University, these would be issues I would be thinking about all day. However, I also kind of glad I am going to the University of Waterloo, as I am becoming someone extremely technical.
- The Scientific Method
- Sociological Perspective
- Origins of Sociology (see slides)
- Sociological Theory
- Sociological Research
- Culture (IMPORTANT)
- Life Course
- Social Behaviourism
- Merton’s Strain Theory
- Labelling Theory
- Social Class
- Social Movement
- Evolutionary Theory
- Cyclical Theory
See sociology book.
Origins of Sociology
- Development of modern science, through The Scientific Method
- Political Change -> Shift from Monarchy to Democracy
- Industrial Revolution, arrival of Technology