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SOC100H5 Full Course Notes
Why you need a compass for a new world. In the new world, there is a need for harmony among humans and between humans and nature. When controlling other cultures, you increase the power and importance of your own culture. The new world is one of virtually instant long distance communication, global economies and cultures, weakening nation states and technological advances. Migration establishes cooperation and conflict between separated groups. Sociology is the systematic study of human behaviour in social context. The causes of human behaviour lie partly in patterns of social structures that surround and permeate our lives. Sociologists are often motivated to do research to improve people"s lives through scientific methods. Sociologists have developed several theories to explain human behaviour. To test their theories they use experiments, surveys, field work and analysis of existing data. The founders of sociology examined massive social transformations caused by the industrial revolution and suggested ways of overcoming social problems those transformations created.