from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
- n. Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of society, human social interaction and the rules and processes that bind and separate people not only as individuals, but as members of associations, groups and institutions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of social phenomena; the science which investigates the laws regulating human society; the science which treats of the general structure of society, the laws of its development, the progress of civilization, and all that relates to society.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study and classification of human societies
I do not deny that sociology, in the department of purely descriptive anatomy of the social organism, has made great and fruitful new contributions to contemporary science, even developing into some specialized branches of sociology, of which _criminal sociology_, thanks to the labors of the Italian school, has become one of the most important results.
Richard recently graduated with a bachelor's in sociology from the University of Maryland.
The term sociology was coined by [[Auguste Comte]] in 1839.
There is the well-known "rule of 150" in sociology, which is that it is not possible to know more than about 150 people well enough to have sufficiently strong social ties that no formal rules are required.
Your sociology is as vicious and worthless as is your method of thinking. '
He coined the term sociology and gave it its first content, and he is renowned for having introduced the sociology of gender and emotion into sociology.
That is how I was able to make my claim of mine being #4 in sociology and top ten in history and poly-sci.
I soon learned that scholarship in sociology was not as easy as I imagined.
Finally, I recall my oldest daughter's comment that in sociology courses you only learn that "There's poverty and America sucks."
"I recall my oldest daughter's comment that in sociology courses you only learn that" There's poverty and America sucks. ""