What is Sociology

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Sociology is a social science that studies human societies, their interactions, and their processes that preserve and change them. It does this by examining the dynamics of constituent parts such as institutions, communities, populations, and gender, racial, or age groups.

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What is Sociology?Sociology is a social science that studies human societies, their interactions, and their processes that preserve and change them. It does this by examining the dynamics of constituent parts such as institutions, communities, populations, and gender, racial, or age groups. Sociology also studies social status, or stratification, social movements, and social change, as well as societal disorder in the form of crime, deviance and revolution (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2012).Sociologists are typically motivated both by the desire to better understand the fundamental principles of social life as well as by the conviction that an understanding of these principles may aid in the formulation of more enlightened and effective social policy.What can we expect from Sociology? Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behavior, including the behavior of individuals as well as the social dynamics of small groups, large organizations, communities, institutions, and entire societies. Studying sociology will be an adventure, sociology will give you different pairs of glasses, you will be able to observe and explore the very individual (more like seeing through the eyes of Psychology) up to the institutions of society and society itself. Learning sociology will also be active (pack your things for a voyage!), we will be immersing into different communities, be it a tribe, a small town, or even with other organized groups. We will experience the

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