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All of us, no matter our gender, color, creed or economic "worth" are—in the lens of sociology—small players in a large and complex world. Only by extending our limited perspectives beyond our personal lives can we begin to understand—and perhaps change—the social forces that define and constrain us.
We like to call this understanding the "sociological imagination." It is at the heart of what sociology has to offer you.
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the study of our social behaviors, our interactions with each other, and the ways we socially organize these behaviors and interactions.
Because we all live in social worlds, we are constantly attempting to understand them. The goal of sociology is to make our everyday knowledge of these worlds more systematic and precise.