I. Reread the text and answer the following questions.
1) What does sociology focus on as a field of study? 2) What and who does it deal with? 3) What differs the work of a journalist from that of a sociologist? 4) What are the main goals of the sociological perspective? 5) Why is the sociological imagination very important in doing sociological research? 6) What types are the sciences commonly divided into? 7) What differs natural science from social science? 8) What social sciences do you know and what do they study? 9) What differs sociology from other social sciences? 10) Why should a social scientist view social phenomena from different perspectives? 11) What is common sense? 12) How should common sense be used by social scientists?
II. Define the following key terms and memorize the definitions:
sociology, sociological perspective, sociological imagination, science, natural science, social science, common sense.
III. Speak on sociologyand its aspects in brief and illustrate your report withsituations or examples of your own.
IV. Comment on the following topics, viewing them from the sociological perspective:
2) Passionate desire of fans to see their stars in person.
3) Why aren't we interested in outstanding scientists as passionately as we are in movie and rock stars?
ABOUT SOCIOLOGY IN ENGLISH | О СОЦИОЛОГИИ | Text I. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY? | VOCABULARY PRACTICE | COMPREHENSION EXERCISES | Revision Exercises on Unit One | Text III. WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC METHOD? | VOCABULARY PRACTICE | COMPREHENSION EXERCISES | Text IV. RESEARCH DESIGNS FOR COLLECTING DATA. ETHICS OF RESEARCH |