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Sociology is an exciting field of study that offers explanations for important matters in our personal lives, our communities, and the world. It examines human society and the complex relationships that exist in an increasingly global, interconnected and complex world. At the personal level, it investigates the social causes and consequences of numerous concepts including race and gender identity, conflict in a family, aging, and even romantic love. At the societal level, sociology examines and explains issues like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, racial and ethnic diversity, business, educational systems, and social movements. At the global level, sociology studies issues such as migration/immigration, war and peace, economic development, and even global warming.

The knowledge and critical thinking skills obtained in the study of sociology are valuable in a variety of professional settings and employment fields such as teaching, higher education, social services, the law, marketing, and business.

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