This is the "Home" page of the "Sociology and Social Work" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Sociology and Social Work   Tags: social work, socology  

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013 URL: http://libguides.uwa.edu/sociology Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

What is Sociology?

Sociology is:

  • the study of society
  • a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies
  • the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
  • the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities through which humans move throughout their lives'
  • an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics

From: 

American Sociological Association (http://asanet.org/about/sociology.cfm)

 

Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

By leading the Americans in his audience step by step through the thought process, sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand -- not approve of, but understand -- the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone truly understand and empathize with another?

Sociology on the Web

Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip