SOCIOLOGY

MAN ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

HUMAN BEINGS, HUMANS OR MAN
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Humans are bipedal primates in the family HOMINIDAE Have highly developed brain capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, problem solving and emotion and this mental capability combined with an erect body carriage allows humans to make far greater use of tools than any other species They are well spread across the globe holding a population of 6.7 billion as of July 2008 Like most higher primates humans are social by nature, adapt systems of communication for self expression exchange of ideas and organization Social interactions between humans establish an extremely wide variety of traditions, rituals, ethics, values, social norms and laws, which together forms the basis of human society

HUMAN BEINGS, HUMANS OR MAN

Humans marked appreciation for beauty and aesthetics which combined with the desire of self expression which led to cultural innovation such as art, literature and music Humans are notable for their desire to understand and influence the world around them, seeking to explain and manipulate natural phenomena through philosophy, art, science, methodology and religion. This natural curiosity led to the development of advanced tools and skills as by far is the only species to have discovered fire, cook their food, clothe themselves and also manipulate and develop numerous technologies Humans pass down their skills and knowledge to the next generation through education

ENVIRONMENT
The natural environment, commonly referred to as the environment, is a terminology that is comprised of all living and non-living things that occur naturally on earth or some region thereof. The terminology and concept of what comprises the natural environment includes a few key componentsComplete ecological unit that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including vegetation, animals, microorganisms, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries Universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear cut boundaries such as air, water and climate as well as energy, radiation, electric charge and magnetism, not originating from human activity

LIFE  Although there is no universal agreement on the definition of life, scientist generally accept that the biological manifestation of life is characterized by organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli and reproduction.  Life may also be said to be simply the characteristic state of organism CHALLENGES It’s the common understanding of natural environment that underlies environmentalism-a broad political, social and philosophical movement that advocates various actions and policies in the interest of protecting what nature remains in the natural environment, or restoring or expanding the role of nature in this environment.

SOCIETY
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Population of humans characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals that share a distinctive culture and institutions An economic, social and industrial infrastructure in which a varied multitude of people are a part. They belong to different ethnic groups. The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic or other purposes. ORIGIN AND USAGE The English word "society" emerged in the 15th century and is derived from the French société. The French word, in turn, had its origin in the Latn societas, a "friendly association with others," from socius meaning "companion, associate, comrade or business partner." The Latin word is probably related to the verb sequi, "to follow", and thus originally may have meant "follower".

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In the social sciences such as SOCIOLOGY, society has been used to mean a group of people that form a semi-closed social system, in which most interactions are with other individuals belonging to the group. Society is sometimes contrasted with culture. For example, Clifford Geertz has suggested that society is the actual arrangement of social relations while culture is made up of beliefs and symbolic forms. According to sociologist Richard Jenkins, the term addresses a number of important existential issues facing people: Many phenomena cannot be reduced to individual behaviour. Collectives often endure beyond the lifespan of individual members. The human condition has always meant going beyond the evidence of our senses; every aspect of our lives is tied to the collective

SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

The social environment (context), also known as the MILIEU, is the identical or similar social positions and social roles as a whole that influence the individuals of a group. The social environment of an individual is the culture that he or she was educated and/or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom the person interacts. A given social environment is likely to create a feeling of solidarity amongst its members, who are more likely to keep together, trust and help one another. Members of the same social environment will often think in similar styles and patterns even when their conclusions differ.

INTER-RELATIONSHIP

ENVIRONMENT

HUMANS

SOCIETY

All the three that is human, environment and society are interrelated to each other as :  Humans are a part of the environment  Humans form the society  Society in turn becomes the part of the environment
Thus as we know that humans are the only species with developed brains and skills which makes communication an indispensable need for them to discover, evolve, create, manifest and manipulate the rules, regulations and forums for a society whose diversity, stratification and development directly or indirectly affects the environment at large.