What is Sociology?

Sociology is:

  • the systematic study of human social behavior, groups and societies, like families, gangs, businesses, political movements, or racial groups
  • 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


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