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Collection Overview - Sociology: Home

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of the common culture.  Read More.

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Welcome to the Collection Overview for Sociology.  This guide will help students to use the resources and services provided by Miami Dade College.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to contact a reference librarian @ 305-237-6088Click on the relevant tab above to get started with your research.



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Subject Guide- Sociology Liaison:

Sociology Defined

Sociology is the study of individual actions in terms of the wider society as a whole.(1:54). View Video.