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The Real World: An Introduction To Sociology

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According to our textbook, The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology, authors Kerry Ferris and Jill Stein define sociology as “the systematic or scientific study of human society and social behavior”, or more simply put “the study of society” (9). As well in the The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology, the authors explain the definition of social science to be “the disciplines that use scientific method to examine the social world” (10). In essence, sociology is a factor of the social sciences. The way that “we know what we know” about sociology and human interaction in society is through the various types of institutions such as family, education, religion, economy, and politics. These create an impact on people’s lives by the influence
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