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1: Careers in Sociology

  • Page ID
    43035
  • Learning Objectives

    At the end of the module, you will be able to:

    • explain concepts central to the application of sociology and sociological practice.
    • summarize how sociological perspectives develop.
    • describe the influence of history and biography on thinking and behavior.
    • employ a sociological imagination and apply the scientific method in problem-solving.

    Sociology is the study of human social life. Essentially, a career in sociology centers on work pertaining to people or providing a service to society. The knowledge and skills developed earning a sociology degree leads to employment advocating, guiding, and helping people. In jobs where you work with or serve society, you will encounter aspects of sociology including research methods, socialization, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, sex and sexuality, stratification and inequality, deviance, and other areas of human social life. Sociological practice is the use and application of sociological principles and approaches to serve and work with people. In other words, using sociological knowledge and skills to serve others is sociological practice .

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