Chapter 1: An Introduction To Sociology

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Upon reading Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sociology, it became apparent that a sociology course can easily affect an individual’s perspective on the world. Often, it is difficult for individuals to remain open-minded in their worldviews, partially because they are limited in their accessibility to the terminology and knowledge outlined in a sociology course. For example, my worldview acknowledges how racial and gender inequalities are a direct result of how society cares more for the elite than lower-class citizens. The chapter’s text introduced the conflict theory, which aligned with my worldview, but it also introduced structural-functionalism and symbolic interactionism. Upon learning structural functionalism and symbolic interactionism,
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