COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE
Course Title: Diploma in Community Development 2012/2013
Student Name: Onesmo Steven
Subject Name: Introduction of Sociology SOC 111
Question: What is Sociology?
Date of Submission: 7th Nov 2012
Mode of Submission: Coordinator
This paper proposes to show up, examine the concept of sociology and also to discuss the objective of sociology and its importance.
The term Sociology as quoted by Geoffrey, et al, (1970 p.201) from the new dictionary of sociology state that, ‘sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies’. It is amazing and compelling enterprise, having as its subject matter our own behavior as social being. The scope of sociology is very wide, ranging from the analysis of passing encounters between individual in the street up to the investigation of world-wide social processes.
To support dictionary, sociology is the study of societies in a scientific way. Before the emergence of sociology, there was no systematic and scientific attempt to study human society with all its complexities. Sociology has made it possible to study society in a scientific manner. This scientific knowledge about human society is needed in order to achieve progress in various fields.
Father more; Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups and societies. It concerns itself with the social rules and processes that bind and separate people not only as individuals, but as members of associations, groups, and institutions Sociology is interested in our behavior as social beings; thus the sociological field of interest ranges from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global...