Areas of Sociology

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The term “sociology” was coined by August Comte in the nineteenth century from the Latin word “socios”(companion with others) and the Greek word “logos” (study of reason) to describe the new science of social life.

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Areas of SociologyThe term sociology was coined by August Comte in the nineteenth century from the Latin wordsocios(companion with others) and the Greek wordlogos(study of reason) to describe the new science of social life.For purposes of scientific investigation, sociology as a discipline is divided into several areas. These are:1.Social OrganizationThis refers to social institutions, social groups, social inequality, social mobility, religious groups, and bureaucracy.These are the examples of social organizations: social institutions, social groups, social inequality, religious groups and bureaucracy.Social Institution- Family and SchoolSocial Groups- Farmers Association and Professional AssociationsSocial Inequality- Unemployed ,peasants, and poor peopleReligious Groups- Catholic, Protestants and MuslimsBureaucracy- Government Agencies and Local government Units2. Social PsychologyThis refers to human nature and its focus on social processes as they affect the individual. The observations in their emotions, attitudes, perceptions and culture in ther community, school market and church.3.Social ChangeThis studies ecological changes, population, migration, technological change, new production techniques, culture change, political processes, social transformation, modernization, mass communication, and the impact of natural disaster.The Point of Inquiry in Social ChangeA.Ecological ChangeWhy are there so many diseases tha

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