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What Does Sociology Mean?

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Arlene Fernandes Profile
Sociology is the science about human societies and their activities. Thus sociology is a social science which comprises of the study of people, institutions and their interactions as well as their relations. Hence sociology is often described as the study of social interactions. Thus it is a subject that deals with the social world and their behaviour in different situations. It is often needed to understand about the changing world and society due to various human processes.

The subject matter of sociology is very extensive and diverse. It contains several topics ranging from families to mob behaviour, crime to religion, races, castes and gender issues, politics, economics and so on. Thus it is a field which offers a lot of scope for research and application of the knowledge gathered through research.
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Mehreen Hassan answered
Associate and companion is a sign of interaction, in any shape of any community which is based on social theory, is sociology.    Sociology is a combination of Latin and Greek words, Latin word; 'socius' means associate, companion, and Greek word 'logos' means theory.    According different sociologists,  1. The science of human association.  2. Sociology is a science.  3. It is the scientific study of human life.  4. Sociology is a body of knowledge scientifically.  5. It is the way in which people live together.  6. It is a study is social relationships.  7. Study is form of social relationships.    There are two different schools of thought, two different approaches of sociology.    1. Specialististic or formalistic school.  According to this school of thought, sociology is bas of different forms of social relationships. It depends on practical relation of society not theoretical.    2. Synthesis school.  Collecting different knowledge and observation and making your own decisions, i.e process, inquiry, research etc. Synthesis is complete when you have your own decisions.    It believes that it depend on theoretical aspect as compare to practical.  Knowing theory and practical is synthesis. There is difference between theoretical and practical knowledge.    Sociology is, knowing theory and practical.
Arlene Fernandes Profile
The term sociology is a noun which refers to the study of social behaviour of human beings, particularly the study of the organization, institutions, origins, as well as the development of human society. It may refer to the analysis of a societal segment or social institution either as a self-contained unit or with respect to society as a whole. Simply put, sociology may be defined as the study as well as the classification of human societies.

The word sociology has its roots in the French term sociologie; a break up of socio-, socio- plus -logie,-logy meaning study.

The adjective forms of the word are sociologic and sociological; the adverb form of sociology is sociologically while the noun form of the same is sociologist.
Arthur Craig Profile
Arthur Craig answered
The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.
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Sociology is a great live together
and science of human association.
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Sociology it mean that people how livening to gather
and having the same beliefs and behaviors and living in one location
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Sociology is the scientific (evidence-based) study of how institutions and major patterns of human behavior shape individual lives, and vice versa.

The big three topics in sociology are class, race, and gender.

The sociological findings so far are that all three of these realities are mostly or entirely socially-created, rather than (as was long held) natural expressions of biology; and that all three continue to have extremely powerful and deep effects of the course of human events.
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hjjknhf fjyyt answered
 What is Sociology?

The focus of Sociology is on social structures and the influences from
society which can affect the behavior of people, their experiences, and
their interpretations of the world around them. To study sociology is
to learn about how human societies are constructed, and where our
beliefs and daily routines come from and how our social identities are
formed. My interest in researching sociology as a career helps me to
re-examine in a new light many of the taken-for-granted assumptions
which we all hold, and which affect the way we think about ourselves
and others.

So yes, sociology is basically the study of people and how we interact with each other.

Above all else, it is about developing a critical understanding of society and your role in it.
Potentially, sociology can itself contribute to changes in
society; for example, research findings may highlight and help explain
social issues like crime, divorce and poverty. The study of sociology
can provide the essential tools for a better understanding of the world
we live in, and therefore the means for improving it.
Sociology technically is the systematic (or planned and
organized) study of human groups and social life in modern societies
(1). It is concerned with the study of social institutions.

These are the various organized social arrangements which are found across the world in all societies.
Sociology falls under the Social Sciences that include
economics, many branches of anthropology, psychology, and politics.
These subjects are not to be confused with the Natural Sciences which
include subjects like physics, chemistry, and biology. Sociology also
include the study of human interaction and the society. 
Mehreen Hassan Profile
Mehreen Hassan answered
Sociology is a combination of Latin and Greek words, Latin word; 'socius' means associate, companion, and Greek word 'logos' means theory.    Associate and companion is a sign of interaction, in any shape of any community which is based on social theory, is sociology.  According different sociologists,  1. The science of human association.  2. Sociology is a science.  3. It is the scientific study of human life.  4. Sociology is a body of knowledge scientifically.  5. It is the way in which people live together.  6. It is a study is social relationships.  7. Study is form of social relationships.    There are two different schools of thought, two different approaches of sociology.    1. Specialististic or formalistic school.  According to this school of thought, sociology is bas of different forms of social relationships. It depends on practical relation of society not theoretical.    2. Synthesis school.  Collecting different knowledge and observation and making your own decisions, i.e process, inquiry, research etc. Synthesis is complete when you have your own decisions.    It believes that it depend on theoretical aspect as compare to practical.  Knowing theory and practical is synthesis. There is difference between theoretical and practical knowledge.    Sociology is, knowing theory and practical.
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Aun Jafery answered
The term Sociology comes from the French word "sociologie" an amalgamation of the words "socio" and "logie" meaning socio- and study. The word was coined by a French thinker by the name of Auguste Comte. Sociology is the study of behaviour of human beings and how they interact in society. Sociology deals with the study of the institutions, origins, development and organisation of human society.

The study also covers the analysis of a social segment or social institution as a self-contained entity within a society. The topics that are studied within the field of sociology include migration, discrimination, social class, social status, social order, sociological imagination etc. Sociology is part of a spectrum of several social sciences including economics, anthropology, psychology and political science.
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ruoyun wang answered
Sociology  comprises many subjects including sociology, history, politics, economy, social structure, demographic changes, ethnic, urban, rural, community, marriage, family and sex, faith and religion, modernization and other fields. Hope I helped!

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