What Are The Reasons Why We Need To Study Sociology?


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Connor Sephton answered
Sociology is a relatively new subject on school curriculam and college course lists. However, the study of sociology has been around for thousands of years, when Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato posed questions of the "perfect world". There are many reasons why you may wish to study sociology - the fact that it is an interesting subject, it causes you to adopt and consider new perspectives, and it improves your communication skills, are just a few of the reasons why we can benefit from the study of sociology.

Firstly, sociology is a field of study which is constantly evolving and always relevant. Human beings are social animals - we, unlike domestic animals such as cats, thrive and develop off interaction with other humans. We need to communicate in order to fulfill our physical needs, as well as to satisfy our emotional and mental development. Therefore, sociology is useful as it can provide insight into the way in which individuals, friends, families and whole societies function and interact with one another. Evidence to support and dispute the facts you learn in sociology can be seen every day, all around you, adding to the interesting nature of this subject, and emphasizing the fact that sociology is a living, breathing field of study.

Sociology also improves your communication skills, for both written and verbal communication. The basis of many sociology classes is class discussion or debate, where people can explore and challenge the ideas of others. In a sociology class, you may need to defend your own ideas or dispute the ideas of others. The principles of sociology are mainly theories and abstract concepts, so you will require a good knowledge and command of English in order to articulate these complex ideas. Your written communication will be improved in its structure, as you will learn to create beautiful, fluid essays which contain a well argued and thoroughly considered argument before coming to a decisive conclusion.
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Paige Coleman answered
To gain a better understanding of the human mind, the ways in which society works and to celebrate the theorists and sociologists who thought all of it up ^_^

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