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  History of sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociology is a relatively new academic discipline among other social sciences including economics, political science, anthropology, and psychology.
Sociology as a scientific discipline emerged in the early 19th century as an academic response to the challenge of modernity: as the world is becoming smaller and more integrated, people's experience of the world is increasingly atomized and dispersed.
In 1919 a sociology department was established in Germany at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich by Max Weber and in 1920 in Poland by Florian Znaniecki.
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 History of sociology -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The ideas behind it, however, have a long history and can trace their origins to a mixture of common human (The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning) knowledge, works of (The creation of beautiful or significant things) art and (The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics) philosophy.
Sociology as a scientific discipline emerged in the early (additional info and facts about 19th century) 19th century as an academic response to the challenge of (The quality of being current or of the present) modernity: as the world is becoming smaller and more integrated, people's experience of the world is increasingly atomized and dispersed.
Early sociology studies have considered it to be similar to (The sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena) natural sciences like (The science of matter and energy and their interactions) physics or (The science that studies living organisms) biology.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_sociology.htm   (618 words)

 Sociology Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sociology is a social science on the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies, sometimes defined as the study of social interactions.
Sociology is interested in our behavior as social beings; thus the sociological field of interest ranges from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes.
Sociology is a relatively new academic discipline among other social sciences including economics, political science, anthropology, history, and psychology.
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 Read about History of sociology at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research History of sociology and learn about History of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sociology as a scientific discipline emerged in the early 19th century as an academic response to the challenge of
In 1919 a sociology department was established in Germany at the
empiricism, allowed sociology to be distinguished from theology and metaphysics and be recognized as a true science.
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 On the Methodology of Historical Sociology (Mathieu Deflem)
Though there may be considerable overlap between both history’s and sociology’s material perspectives (human affairs, social interaction, society), they differ formally in manner of approach, theoretically, methodologically, and not least of all, institutionally.
Likewise, history was dominated by the ideal of neutral-descriptive analysis and rather hostile towards abstract conceptual work in the grand theory tradition of sociology.
"Sociology and history: Reunion and rapprochement." In W.J. Cahnman and A. Boskoff (1964a), pp.1-18.
www.cas.sc.edu /socy/faculty/deflem/zhistory.htm   (3703 words)

 Sociology, Department of
Sociology majors are also able to offer employers specific skills in data collection and analysis as well as a sensitive awareness of their social environment.
Sociology and psychology, sociology and history, and sociology and economics are a few typical examples.
Although issues of method–or the relations between history and sociology, and of the uses of history in sociological analysis–will inevitably arise, they will be considered within the context of the discussion of particular topics where history and sociology most naturally meet.
www.virginia.edu /registrar/records/ugradrec/chapter6/chapter6-46.htm   (3769 words)

 Departmental History
Sociology as a discipline was developed out of the Department of History and Economics, later the Department of History and Social Sciences, renamed the Department of History and Sociology in 1915.
Sociology became a separate Department in 1925 and the first major was offered as a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1932.
Some social work courses were nurtured in the Department along with sociology and by 1946 it was possible to major in sociology with an emphasis in social work.
www.twu.edu /AS/SOCSW/history.htm   (267 words)

 Epistemological Problems, Universal History and Sociology
For such presentations are unable to proceed otherwise than by joining to the history of the development of one culture or of one people the history of the development of another.
Universal history, or cultural history in the wider sense; also called world history: the history of men in their activities as social beings at all times and in all places, in consistent continuity of development.
Between economic theory, on the one hand, and economic history and descriptive economics—which must also be economic history—on the other, lies universal descriptive economics, which serves for the special treatment of the ideal-typical constructions employed by economic history.
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 Proper Government - History, Sociology, Economics
The changeover from animal to man is analogous to the rise of a current in a wire, e.g.
History is the time during which the current is rising.
The fundamental principles of sociology are analogous to the laws of thermodynamics and make sensible the gross interactions between cultures.
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 Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups, and societies, sometimes defined as the study of social interactions.
Social theory is often considered a branch of sociology that is less concerned with explaining patterns of social life using the scientific method and more concerned with analyzing macro social structures using theoretical frameworks.
In general, sociology has an appeal because it takes the focus away from the individual (which is how most humans look at the world) and focuses it on the social forces which control our lives.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Sociology.htm   (2228 words)

 History & Sociology of Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The History and Sociology of Science uses the tools of the humanities and social sciences to study science, technology, and medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Department of the History and Sociology of Science seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of health and illness, to begin 1 July 2006.
The History and Sociology of Science Department is pleased to welcome John Tresch as its newest assistant professor.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /hss2/hss   (723 words)

 Kenyon College - Department of Sociology
Sociology engages students in the systematic examination of human activity, from everyday encounters to the movements of civilizations throughout history.
The sociology program at Kenyon brings together perspectives from history, politics, economics, psychology, and cross-cultural studies to explore multiple dimensions of social life, including the economy, state, family, religion, science, social inequality, culture, and consciousness.
The sociology program is also the base for the Rural Life Center, through which students undertake wide-ranging field studies and create public projects such as documentary exhibits about rural life.
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 Epistemological Problems, History Without Sociology
The claims of sociology, however, even if only as a result of the failure to recognize the boundaries between sociological and historical investigations, are felt by many historians as an infringement on their very own domain.
Now the champions of history "devoid of theory" maintain, of course, that their concepts and theorems must be derived from the historical data, inasmuch as there are no universally valid, supertemporal laws of human action.
If history is not to be a meaningless absurdity, then every statement that it makes about a causal relationship must be thought through to its conclusion and examined for its compatibility with the entire structure of our knowledge.
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 The Department: History
His approach to such issues figures as a major-staging post in the history of the emergence of fully-fledged anthropological and sociological modes of thought from their antecedents in historiography, philosophy and theology.
Despite its ancient origins, the University of Aberdeen was one of the first institutions in the UK and further afield to introduce the subject of sociology.
This became for many students of sociology the first book that opened their eyes to the unique perspectives that the discipline can bring to bear on the world.
www.abdn.ac.uk /sociology/history.php   (765 words)

 Contemporary History and Sociology (BA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Students combining their history degree with Sociology will enhance their understanding of past societies with their knowledge of sociological theory and data; sociologists will deepen their understanding of societies by seeing these in the light of deep change over time.
In both the case of sociology and history, the relationship between empirical knowledge and theoretical understanding is of common concern.
In the case of history the programme seeks to instil a broad and, in the case of particular topics, regions and special subjects, a deep awareness of key historical knowledge, events and debates pertaining to the 15th-19th centuries.
www.sussex.ac.uk /sociology/VL331U-2005.html   (994 words)

 : : : : : History : : : : :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Students are encouraged to discuss and debates are held on topics from history and region of study as well as reports to be given to the other class members.
Native American culture and tradition is studied as part of history of the country with special emphasis on tribal sovereignty.
Students will examine the history of Native American culture and it’s evolution from a dominant culture to a sub-culture trying to coexist within a culture that has for centuries sought to eliminate it.
mission.blackfoot.net /HSPAGES/History.htm   (3209 words)

 History refdesk.com
The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern - Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.
History Guide, The - The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college.
The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
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 Franz Oppenheimer: History and Sociology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A science of history aimed essentially at the individual cannot possibly conceive the notion of seeking the laws of history (unless it be to feel out instinctively the divine plan of salvation working itself out in it), for there can be no law of the individual.
But sociology in its first representatives proceeded from the philosophy of western Europe, which was oriented in mathematics and natural science, and took its beginning in Descartes; it was therefore as a matter of course intent on conformity to law, and from its collectivistic standpoint could well hope to be able to find such lawfulness.
According to that, the writing of history ceases to be the opponent of sociology and becomes its subject of study.
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 Approaches to History: Sociology and History
However all the time this new sociology was looking over its shoulder or to put it as the philosopher, Jacques Derrida, might; this new subject of sociology was 'haunted' by another type of explanation of society: The social theory of Marxism
Yet it is testimony to the force and pervasiveness of his arguments that sociology has sought to incorporate his theory as part of the 'sociological tradition' and he is now seen as one of the textbook thinkers on the subject.
Sociology is the scientific study of human social activity.
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 CLEP: Introductory Sociology
The Introductory Sociology examination is designed to assess an individual's knowledge of the material typically presented in a one-semester introductory sociology course at most colleges and universities.
Most textbooks used in college-level introductory sociology courses cover the topics in the outline given earlier, but the approaches to certain topics and the emphasis given to them may differ.
To prepare for the Introductory Sociology exam, it is advisable to study one or more college textbooks, which can be found in most college bookstores.
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 BA History and Sociology at the University of Essex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
BA History and Sociology at the University of Essex
In common with all joint honours degree schemes offered in the Department of History, the BA in History and Sociology aims to provide students with the opportunity to study two disciplines, as well as causing them to reflect upon the ways in which the disciplines interact.
To develop skills appropriate to the study of history and sociology - for example, the ability to read critically, to comprehend and evaluate works of historical and sociological analysis; the development of analytical faculties; the construction of coherent and logical argument both in oral and written form.
www.essex.ac.uk /History/ba/joint/ba-hist-soc.shtm   (458 words)

 Sociology is   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In other words, sociology is an attempt to study human societies with the same scientific methods and approaches which have been applied by other sciences (physics, biology, chemistry) in the physical world.
Sociology is not just about the gathering of information about people and groups of people.
The history of sociology can be traced as far back as 400 B.C. to the writings of the great Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle.
www.gettysburg.edu /~angean01/ed303/sociology2.htm   (619 words)

 BA(Hons) History and Sociology - Undergraduate Courses - UCLan
BA(Hons) History and Sociology - Undergraduate Courses - UCLan
History and Sociology share a common concern with the evolution and structures of societies, with the location and exercise of different forms of power and with processes of change and continuity.
In Sociology, there is a range of options on issues relating to gender, race and the 'third world', especially Africa.
www.uclan.ac.uk /courses/ug/ba_hsoc.htm   (149 words)

 Department of Sociology
Sociology students often move on to advanced study in law, medicine, and public service and administration.
The Sociology curriculum teaches practical skills of research and analysis that are helpful for those interested in social research and policy-making, as well as many other career options.
Social theory; social history; political sociology; forms of social solidarity; jurisprudence, law and morality; culture and communication; impact of new technologies; internationalization of social processes; education; China, Horn of Africa, Europe.
www.nyu.edu /cas/dept/soci.htm   (972 words)

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