What Are the Three Branches of Sociology, According to Durkheim?

According to Durkheim, the three branches of sociology include social morphology, social physiology and general sociology. Sociology itself is the study of human society and social relationships and they way in which people are affected by them.

Social morphology refers to the geographical setting and population density of specific areas and how those aspects affect social society. Social physiology refers to the religion, morals, law, economic and political aspects of society and they way in which each discipline affects human society as a whole. Lastly, general sociology is referred to by Durkheim as the philosophical part of sociology as it works to discover social laws that come from specialized social associations.