Sociology is the study of human society, including its origins, development, functioning and organization. Considered the youngest of the sciences, the term "sociology" was coined in 1838 by Auguste Comte. A philosopher ... More »

The social sciences have a wide scope when it comes to the fields of study and the different subcategories they include. To name a few, the social sciences include cultural anthropology, economics, political science, soc... More »

A social system exists between any two or more people who have a common purpose or orientation and interact within a limited scope or area. Examples of social systems include family groups, neighborhoods, governments and... More »

Sociology examines social interactions and human society as a whole, while other social sciences focus on more specific areas of social interaction Other social sciences include economics, political science and psycholog... More »

Peter Berger's "Invitation to Sociology" is an introduction to sociology as an academic discipline. It explores how sociology differs from other academic subjects in that it focuses on human interaction as well as statis... More »

Sociology refers to the study and investigation of social life, the changes taking place in society and the consequences and causes of social behavior. The study of structures of societies, groups and organizations is ca... More »

Sociology is important because it helps in solving social and international problems, gives better perspective into crime, helps in the study of institutional roles and in the understanding and planning of society. Socio... More »