Polytechnic University of the Philippines

College of Arts

Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila

“[The sociological imagination is] the quality of mind essential to grasp the interplay of man and society, of biography and history, of self and world.”
— C. Wright Mills (1959)

What is Sociology?
According to the American Sociological Association (ASA), Sociology is:  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
source: American Sociological Association (n.d.). What is Sociology? Retrieved May 9, 2011, from http://www.asanet.org/about/sociology.cfm

According to the International Sociological Association (ISA), the following areas of social life are established research themes in sociology for practioners around the world (Research Committees).                Aging Agriculture and Food Alienation Theory and Research Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution Arts Biography and Society Body in the Social Sciences Childhood Clinical Sociology Communication, Knowledge and Culture Community Research Comparative Sociology Conceptual and Terminological Analysis Deviance and Social Control Disasters                 Economy and Society Education Environment and Society Family Research Futures Research Health History of Sociology Housing and Built Environment Labor Movements Language and Society Law Leisure Logic and Methodology Mental Health and Illness Migration Organization

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Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Arts

Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila

 Participation, Organizational Democracy and SelfManagement  Political Sociology  Population  Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy  Professional Groups  Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations  Rational Choice  Regional and Urban Development  Religion  Science and Technology  Social Classes and Social Movements

 Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change  Social Psychology  Social Indicators  Social Transformations and Sociology of Development  Sociocybernetics  Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice  Sport  Stratification  Theory  Tourism, International  Women in Society  Work  Youth

source: International Sociological Association (n.d.). Research Committees. Retrieved May 9, 2011, from http://www.isa-sociology.org/rc.htm

What JOBS are available for graduates with a Sociology degree?
According to Black Hills State University in the United States, a Sociology degree will lead you to the following employment/career opportunities/areas:  Criminal Justice- In corrections, rehabilitation, law enforcement, the justice system, parole system.  Business and Industry- Advertising, Consumer and Market Research, Management of Non-profit organizations, Human Resources, Training and Human Development, Leadership Training.  Research and Planning- Governmental and regional planning departments, research firms, evaluation research, public opinion research.  Agencies-Social Services, Mental Health Services, Adoption, Child Care, Youth Services, Developmental Disability Services.  Government- Social Science Analysis, Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Administration, Policy Analysis, Personnel, Homeland Security.  Education- Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Administration, Alumni Relations, Placement Offices, Educational Research.  Advocacy- Environmental, Child Welfare, National Policies, Victims Rights, Labor Rights, Community Organization.  Communications- Technical Writing, Newspaper and Magazine Reporting, Public Relations.
source: Black Hills State University (n.d.). What jobs are available with a Sociology degree? Retrieved May 9, 2011, from http://www.bhsu.edu/academics/thecolleges/collegeof artsandsciences/departmentsandprograms/historyandsocialsciences/sociology/careers/tabid/4810/ default.aspx prepared by JNA

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