In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to recognize how group behavior impacts both the individual and society. The study of sociology allows us to understand how social relationships affect a person’s behavior and how societies evolve as a result. By studying groups in society such as families, organizations, governments, and schools, we can see how societies change over time. This gives us a greater awareness of the beliefs, values, and behavior patterns of others.
In this course, you will examine the social structure and culture of society. You will also investigate some of the issues and problems in societies such as crime, poverty, discrimination, racism, and sexism. Learning about the measures that societies use to influence group behavior helps us to understand how societies prevent deviance from group norms.
In addition to learning about social relationships and group behaviors, you will be challenged to apply this understanding to your own society. By interviewing, analyzing, and reporting on group behavior in your own community, you will gain a better understanding of your community and your involvement in society. Although solving problems in society is difficult, your participation and analysis of your community will help you gain a better understanding of how people interact with each other in societies.
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