Sociology

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What is Sociology?

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what is sociology text
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. As human behavior is primarily social, sociology can range from the study of sexuality to criminology to social welfare or to contemporary issues in corporations, families and business. Sociology provides an excellent liberal arts background which prepares students for advanced degrees as well as employment upon graduation. Sociology majors find employment in management, social work, statistical analysis, market research, education, criminal justice, government, probation, community services, and social services. Completion of the degree in Sociology should provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of the basic data, concepts, theories (classical and/or contemporary), and modes of explanation appropriate to the understanding of human societies; a basic knoweldge of the four options offered in the department; and the statistical and methodological skills (both quantitative and qualitative) needed for sociological research, their application to real-world problems, and the appropriate interpretation of research methods.