Sociology is the study of how people behave in groups and how these groups interact with each other. This course investigates the process of socialization—how individuals learn to be part of the groups around them, including the family and larger organizations which make up their society and culture. It also discusses why sociology developed, its research methods and some of the major sociological studies. In addition, this course focuses on recent trends in three major areas of social concern—the family, crime and urban development.

In completing this subject, among other activities, students use the concepts and knowledge they have learned to analyze and explain social phenomena, give examples of concepts from their own experience, identify aspects of American symbolic culture in advertisements, and develop questions for a survey on a public policy issue. There are 7 examinations in Sociology.

McKeown, Sociology, American School.

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