Introduction to Sociology

  Sociology (Auguste Conte) coined the term sociology. Social Science Subject Study of society Study of human behavior ...




 











Sociology (Auguste Conte) coined the term sociology.

  • Social Science Subject

  • Study of society

  • Study of human behavior


The systematic and objective study of society and human interaction is called sociology.


According to Auguste Conte, Sociology came from the word;

Socius: Society

Logos: Knowledge


Branches of Society: Macro and Micro


Macro: Focuses on society as a whole

Micro: focuses on individual and the experiences


Macro: Marxism and Functionalism

Micro: (Symbolic Interaction and Ethno-methodology)


Subjectivity: The degree to which a researcher allows his/her opinions, feelings, and mental stage to influence his/her research.


Objectivity: The degree to which a researcher does not allow his/her opinion, feelings, and mental stage to influence his/her research.

*Complete objectivity is never possible.


Social Policy: The actions taken by the government to maintain and improve the welfare of its citizens. Housing, education, health, etc.

Social Policy aims to deal with actual social problems.


Social Problems: Any problems that give rise to conflict in society or (measure) for a particular individual.


Sociological problem: Any social phenomenon whether it is good or bad, requires an explanation. For example, marriage. All Social problem falls under sociological problem but all sociological problems do not fall under social problem.



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