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Sociology intro

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Sociology intro

  1. 1. SOCIOLOGY
  2. 2. <ul><li>The science of society and the social interactions taking place. </li></ul><ul><li>Body of scientific knowledge with theories based on scientific observation rather than armchair speculations. </li></ul><ul><li>Science of society which consists of a body of related generalizations about human social behavior, guided by concepts and theories and arrived at by scientific investigations. (Landberg, Schrag, Larsen, 1958) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: involves the study of social groups, social institutions, ethnic relations, social stratification, social mobility and bureaucracy. </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Studies human nature and personality as the product of group life. It also touches on the study of social attitudes and collective behavior. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION: Study the change in culture and social relations and the attendant disruption that may occur. </li></ul><ul><li>POPULATION: This analyzes population number, composition, change and equality as they influence and are influenced by the social, economic, and political orders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>HUMAN ECOLOGY: Studies in this area deal with the human behavior of a given population in relation to its environment and the emergence of the spatial relations between the people and the environment . </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD: This includes theory building and testing the applicability of the principles of group life as the bases for the prediction and control of human social environm ent. </li></ul><ul><li>APPLIED SOCIOLOGY: This makes use of the findings of pure sociological research on the various aspects and problems of daily life. </li></ul>

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