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Sociology: Home

This resource guide supports students and faculty in the Sociology discipline.


  • the study of society
  • a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies
  • the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
  • the scientific study of social aggregations, the entities through which humans move throughout their lives'
  • an overarching unification of all studies of humankind, including history, psychology, and economics

American Sociology Association

Subject Librarian

Alan W. Aldrich

University Libraries

Room 130-F

(605) 658-3384

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