SOCIAL PATHOLOGIES: Definition, types, causes

After learning this topic, you are expected to: Define the concept of social pathology/ problem; Appreciate the social and non-biological determinants of the various forms of problems that individuals suffer from in society; Understand why social pathologies occur in a given society; Describe the various forms of social pathologies of the contemporary society; and Be …

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SOCIOLOGY AS SCIENCE

Science is knowledge but every kind of knowledge is not science. Science is a method for the discovery of uniformities in this universe through the process of observation and re-observation; the results are organized, systematized, and made part of the body of knowledge. In this way science is a logical system that bases knowledge on …

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FUNCTIONS OF SCHOOLING

Education is a social institution that is guiding the society’s transmission of knowledge – including basic facts, job skills, and also cultural norms and values – to its members. In industrial societies education is largely a matter of schooling, formal instruction under the direction of specially trained teachers. The extent of schooling in any society …

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GENDER SOCIALIZATION

Gender socialization is the ways in which society sets children onto different courses in life because they are male or female. Children are born with a biological difference i.e. given by nature, but gender differences are inculcated through nurturance. It is the socialization process that lays the foundation of contrasting orientations to life that carries …

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ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

What is the relationship between environment and society? What kinds of impact do human groups make upon the planet? How have environmental (or ecological) limits shaped human behavior, cultural practices and social institutions? What do developments in science and technology, economic practice and government policy tell us about the changing forms of nature-society relationships? These …

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