What is Sociology?

Sociology is:

  • The systematic study of human social behavior, groups and societies.
  • The empirical study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups of human beings.
  • The scientific analysis of social institutions as a functioning whole and as they relate to the rest of society.
  • An integral part of any liberal arts education that will help you Move Mountains.

" a science which attempts the interpretive understanding of social action in order thereby to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects." - Max Weber

"Individual natures are merely the indeterminate material which the social factor determines and transforms." - Emile Durkheim

"...the human essence is no abstraction inherent in each single individual. In its reality it is the ensemble of social relations." - Karl Marx

Move Mountains with a degree in Sociology!  

  • With a background in Sociology, you can work in government, university teaching, social research, social work, criminal justice, or many other fields.
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