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About the Sociology Field of Study

“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. &rdquo

Source: ASA website http://asanet.org/sociology.cfm