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Transcript
Sociology as a social science
What is Sociology?
“Soci” = Society
“Ology” = Science
Sociology is the
study of social
behavior or society
in a scientific
manner
Sociologists mainly look at two aspects of the
society…
Social Interaction
How people
relate to one
another and
influence one
another’s
behavior
Social
Phenomenon
Observable facts
or events in
human society
A society is a group of interdependent people who have organized in such a
way to share a common culture and feeling of unity.
How to think like a Sociologist?
1. Sociological Imagination
• Ability to see the connection between the
larger world and your personal life
• Seeing the relations between impersonal
and intimate features of human life
How to think like a Sociologist?
2. Sociological Perspective
• Looking at social life in a scientific,
systematic way
• Looking beyond commonly held beliefs
• Trying to find patterns