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Portal · History Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ... Sociology is a relatively new academic discipline among other social sciences including economics, political science, anthropology, and psychology. ...

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Social research · Sociological theory Sociology is the study of society and human social interaction. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sociological practice. ... Public sociology is an approach to the discipline which seeks to transcend the academy and engage wider audiences. ... Social research refers to research conducted by social scientists (primarily within sociology, but also within other disciplines such as social policy, human geography, social anthropology and education). ... Sociological theory can refer to: contemporary sociological theory social theory sociological paradigms (also known as perespectives or frameworks) See also list of theories in sociology. ...

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Sociological practice is intervention using sociological knowledge whether it is in a clinical or applied setting. It is different from pure academic sociology in which sociologists work in an academic setting such as a university. // Foundations The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Max Weber Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus, 1904 Online version Description: In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Weber puts forward a thesis that Puritan ethic and ideas had influenced the development of capitalism. ... This is a list of terms in sociology. ... An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one, or often many, people (usually family and friends) to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge) is an academic and applied discipline that studies society and human social interaction. ...

Many universities are starting to make their undergraduate and graduate degrees more practical. Since many people with a BA, MA, or MS in sociology are working in jobs that are applying sociological knowledge and the sociological perspective, more and more universities are trying to make the curriculum more geared towards sociological practice. There are even accreditation bodies such as the Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology. For a student considering a degree in applied or clinical sociology, one should check to see if the degree has such a special accreditation. Accreditation is important because it lets potential employers know that the university has met national standards on applied or clinical sociology. Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ...

However, while such programs are increasing emphasis on practical skills, they still incorporate pure knowledge. Pure academic researchers are also useful to applied sociologists in that their theories and research may be used by an applied sociologist or clinical sociologist in research or in sociological practice.

Some degrees may only be focused on applied or clinical sociology. Applied sociology is generally meso-level or macro-level intervention. It would include grant writing, program evaluation, human resources, work in public policy, community development, and many other jobs within social service agencies, non-profits, and businesses. There are many other opportunities for someone with applied sociological training.

Clinical sociology courses give students the skills to be able to work effectively with clients, teach basic counseling skills, give knowledge that is useful for careers such as victims assisting and drug rehabilitation, and teach the student how to integrate sociological knowledge with other fields they may go into such as marriage and family therapy, and clinical social work. The word counseling or counselling comes from the Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult. ...

Careers and jobs mentioned are just a sample of what a sociological practitioner can do, to apply their education. A minister, for example, could benefit from such training.

External links

  • Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology
  • Valdosta State University Masters in Applied Sociology
  • Applied sociology & sociological practice
  • Montclair State University has "What is applied sociology?"
  • Valdosta State University also has a q&a, "What is applied sociology/sociological practice?"
  • Don Arwood has a definition in his "Applied Sociology" class.
  • Letter of Recognition in Applied Sociology at Anne Arundel Community College

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