Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Sociology - applied science since it is...

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Introduction to Sociology International Relations and Diplomacy Maintaining good relations with other societies is always important. Sociologists who specialize in international relations must understand the intricacies of how their society interacts with others. Interest in international relations might lead to such jobs as: Diplomat Public relations representative Government communications worker Education Many people study sociology because they want to develop more effective ways to educate a society’s youth or because they want to continue learning and teaching about sociology itself. Such people might hold the following types of jobs: K-12 teacher College professor Educational policy-maker * * * * * * * * It’s important to note the difference between sociology and social work. Social work is an
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Unformatted text preview: applied science , since it is designed to solve a specific problem in a particular setting. Social work takes the principles found in sociology and applies them to a particular issue. For example, current sociological research indicates that men are more likely than women to commit suicide and that white people are more likely to take their own lives than black people. A social worker might take that knowledge and apply it to the real world by tailoring suicide-prevention programs to focus on the needs of white males. This list covers just a handful of the possible directions your studies in sociology may take you. As you’ll learn throughout your sociology course, a thorough understanding of the workings of society is applicable to an endless number of career paths....
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