This lesson will explain, define and discuss the key ideas and the basic components of Sociological Theory a theoretical approach; macro-level orientation, and micro-level orientation will be defined. A brief overview to identify the structural functional, social conflict, and symbolic interaction theories will be given.
A zoomed out look at the social structures and institutions that shape society.
An approach which sees society as a complex system with interlocking parts that each work together to maintain the system as a whole.
A sociological approach which views society as the result of many individual, everyday interactions.
A statement on how and why facts are related.
A zoomed in focus on specific situations and interactions.
An approach to social theory that argues that society is characterized by various conflicts which cause people to act socially, producing change.
Explanations for the social behavior of people in groups.
Applying a theory to all thinking and research.