Basically I am an Economist. This is my cup of tea! But me studying Sociology, its a bit tough given I adore “Thinking like an Economist!”. Now for the GEM SOCI 1101, I have to read this book:
First of all, whats the difference between the 2 social sciences:
Here is a very interesting brief outline of Sociology:
Topics which we study in Sociology include Family. Here is another brief outline:
According to Wikipedia, under the section Practical Applications of Sociology:
Social issues include poverty, violence, pollution, injustice, suppression of human rights, discrimination, and crime, as well as abortion, gay marriage, gun control, autism, and the teaching of evolution, to name a few
A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). The term may apply to government, private sector organizations and groups, and individuals
For me personally, one should study Sociology in order to develop Critical Thinking. The latter is required for the module Human Resources Management. Informative stuff on Critical thinking are:
I like slide 30: Benefits of Critical Thinking. Truth is: many people do not realise the importance of Critical Thinking. Sometimes they are as uncritical as Mr. Bean! (No offense meant here – if you feel you are being targetted.)
Slide 40 is also great: Are you a Critical Thinker?
Because as our lecturer said: “My questions are simple. The only common line that you will find is: Critically Evaluates these issues and come up with a recommendable policy”
To conclude, if Understanding Society will help me develop the skills of a Critical Thinker, yes I will read the book! Don’t disturb me, whilst am reading !!!