- the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relations, institutions, etc.
Origin of sociology
Examples from the Web for sociology
Contemporary Examples of sociology
One of the lefties she met was a sociology instructor named Philip Rieff, whom she married after a 10-day courtship.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
September 26, 2014
My theory is that it has to do with history, sociology, and psychology.The Ghastly ‘Maleficent’ and Why It’s Time For Hollywood to Kill the Dark Reboot
May 31, 2014
Her father was a sociology and education professor at UCLA; her mother was “a homemaker with creative tendencies.”Kim Gordon: Going Solo After Sonic Youth, and Why She Identifies With ‘Girls’
April 10, 2014
Skidmore University is offering a new sociology course called, “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media.”
“Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame” is a course at the University of South Carolina.
Historical Examples of sociology
He was a man of science, a student of and writer on sociology and biology.Chinese Painters
This autobiography is a powerful book of love and sociology.The Coast of Chance
The author is a student of sociology and knows much about West Africa.
I thought of it first that day we had a lecture on monopolies in sociology.Betty Wales Senior
If he had little psychology he had not even a conception of 'sociology.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
- the study of the development, organization, functioning, and classification of human societies
- The scientific study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions.
The systematic study of human society, especially present-day societies. Sociologists study the organization, institutions, and development of societies, with a particular interest in identifying causes of the changing relationships among individuals and groups. (See social science.)