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Sociology: Welcome

Welcome to Sociology subject guide

Sociology at Lincoln University

Program Goals

  • The Sociology major is designed to provide a broad intellectual and sociological background.
  • The program provides students with both theoretical and methodological tools as well as substantive insights to assist them in understanding social life, social organization, and social action.
  • Because of the concentration's focus on developing analytic skills, Sociology at Lincoln is an excellent preparation for many fields that involve social policy analysis, including law, business management, education, government and social service.


  • Explain and identify key sociological concepts.
  • Exhibit, e.g., by comparing and contrasting, a sound understanding of key sociological theories.
  • Identify the particulars of standard social science research and statistical methods, knowledge that will enable students to study and analyze social issues.
  • Demonstrate, including through the use of examples, critical thinking in substantive sociological areas, e.g., marriage and the family, deviance and social inequality.
  • Effectively specify, explain and describe sociological changes affecting diverse groups in the United States.
  • Via substantive contemporary examples that illustrate comprehension of subject matter, demonstrate the proper utilization of international data to explain global interconnectedness.


Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.


For more information contact the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department.

Overview of Sociology

Origin of Sociology

Auguste Comte, a French thinker, laid the foundation of the academic discipline known as sociology.

  • Sociology is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change or social evolution.
  • Sociology is the study of human behavior, their relation with other people, patterns of reactions.
  • It is a study which manages to study social changes and investigates every aspect of human behavior.
  • It is the basic fundamental study of ancient, medieval and categories of sociology. Hence sociology contains many branches which a sociologist needs to understand.
  • Historical Sociology
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Criminology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Economy
  • Rural Sociology
  • Urban Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology of Family

  • Industrial Sociology

Branches of sociology

Kinds of sociology

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