Sociology & Social Studies

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Sociology & Social Studies


Sociology is the systematic study and analysis of the social relationships, patterns of behavior and experiences that characterize and make up human society. The sociological approach differs not so much in what it studies, but in how it views or approaches human social behavior. It could be said that sociology is more a way of thinking than it is an established and accepted body of concepts and theories. Sociologists tend to assume that human behavior can only properly be understood in the context of larger social and historical structures and processes. Humans are understood to be the "products" of social structures; however these social structures are in turn understood as the outcome of human social action.

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