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SOCI 303 SOCI303 QUIZ 1 ANSWERS (AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY)

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The term “sociology” was coined in 1838 by:
Which discipline defines itself as the study of human society?
In which of the following countries did sociology develop first?
August Comte is regarded as a founder of sociology because he proposed that a __________ should be used in a study of society.
Comte, Spencer, Marx and Freud all tended to see society as an organism.
Thinkers who can be clearly identified as sociologists began to appear in the:
Early sociologists wanted to model sociology after the prestigious and influential disciplines of:
The conservative reaction to the Enlightenment tended to see modern social changes such as industrialization, urbanization, and bureaucratization as having _________________.
Auguste Comte argued that all human beings and societies pass successively through which of the following stages?
Which of the following describes Comte's view of positivism as a doctrine?
Comte argued that the fundamental problem of human life is:
In Comte's view, which of the following is an important social institution?
According to Comte, which of the following is the universal basis of all society?
Comte's theory of the evolution of society is based on:
Comte was primarily a materialist.
Observation, experiment, and metaphysics are Comte's three basic methods of sociology.
According to Comte, who is most likely to support positivism?
Social dynamics involves studying the:
Which of the following historical events was a source of negativity for Comte?
Durkheim's work was ignored in France throughout his lifetime. It was only recognized after German sociologists adopted his methods and ideas.
Marx tended to view Weber and the Weberians of his day as economic determinists who offered single-cause theories of social life.
During the Industrial Revolution, large numbers of people left the industrial occupations offered in burgeoning factories to work on farms in protest against poor wages and working conditions.
Claude Henri Saint-Simon believed that the study of social phenomena should employ the same scientific techniques as the natural sciences, and he also saw the need for socialist reforms, especially the centralized planning of the economic system.

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