Social Science – Sociology

Social science
Social science

150 Words – Social Science – Sociology

Even though most religions are concerned with ethics, morals, and peace, worldwide persecution often is connected with religion.

How and why is this so?

What might be done to reduce this connection?

Include a resource

Sociology is the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture. 

 The term sociology was first used by Frenchman Auguste Compte in the 1830s when he proposed a synthetic science uniting all knowledge about human activity.

 In the academic world, sociology is  considered one of the social sciences.

Sociologists study all things human, from the interactions between two people to the complex relationships between nations or multinational corporations.

While sociology assumes that human actions are patterned, individuals still have room for choices.

Becoming aware of the social processes that influence the way humans think, feel, and behave plus having the will to act can help individuals to shape the social forces they face.

Human Ecology And Health

Human Ecology.

Human Ecology
Human Ecology
  1. Identify a Health, Human or Ecological Topic for Analysis.
  2. Describe the topic and how it relates to the Course, Course Concepts and/or principles.
  3. Analyze the Decision-Making Process (Human) or the Environmental (Ecological) application that is used for your topic
  4. What is the reason for your interest or analysis?
  5. What changes or recommendations should be made?
  6. Would you try to influence your area of interest?
    Why or why not? How?

Note: The 6-8 page paper must be typed (12-14 point font), with separate reference (scholarly using MLA, APA or Scientific) and title page.

  1. Term Paper for Health; Water or Air Quality(Indoor), Asthma, Food Safety, Nutrition , GMO’s vs Organic, Obesity, Drugs and addictions
  2. Term Paper for Human Ecology; Poverty, Housing, Wastes, Sanitation, Food Security and, Human Hazards (Radiation, and Pesticides); or School Dropouts, Juvenile delinquency and Crime
  3. Natural Hazards (Fire, Flood, Freezing, Earthquakes), and Disease epidemiology (Ebola, malaria etc.)
  4. Science information/data/research can be used for advocacy of a special interest group, showing differences of expert s, contrasting positions and taking-sides or showing the trade-offs.
  • How are Impacts or hazards measured or assessed? i.e. cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, or health/ecological thresholds/indicators.
  • What are the time frames for decisions? Emergency, Law
  • Enforcement procedures, planning process
  • Is there an environmental health strategy; Health
  • Education/Promotion, Design with Nature, pollution prevention, or environmental enhancement.

Cultural Change: Human Resource Management

Cultural Change
Cultural Change

What are the most likely obstacles to cultural change? What may HR do to overcome them?

As the hipster example illustrates, culture is always evolving. Moreover, new things are added to material culture every day, and they affect non-material culture as well.

Cultures change when something new (say, railroads or smartphones) opens up new ways of living and when new ideas enter a culture (say, as a result of travel or globalization).

Society strives its continuity and existence according to the environmental conditions of its surrounding. People have been descending down from generation to generation with the addition of new ideas and objects.

This dynamic process of society enhances culture with refreshment and for every generation a new culture than for the previous. A stagnant society is dead but there is none today how so primitive it may be.

Technological developments and social changes in the form of ‘evolution’ and ‘progress’ of any rate exist there as the adjustment factors change them according to the environmental conditions. Hence the societies and cultures are undergoing changes with a continued process.

Globalization; Assignment



Before proceeding to this essay assignment, please review as necessary the module notes, readings and videos assigned during the previous activities of this module.

This activity will enable you to understand the process of globalization and its consequences for societies, cultures,
groups, and individuals.

Identify social arrangements interpreted as unjust and articulate the implications for social policy and action.

Interpret and evaluate individual and group differences and similarities and explain how they may be influenced by factors such as race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, class, religion and/or disabilities (General Education Outcome #4.2).

Evaluate leading international relations theories and assess their utility in explaining significant international political processes or events (Social Science International Relations Concentration Learning Outcome).

Read the following:

Lechner and Boli (Eds.),(2015). The Globalization Reader (5th ed.):
Introduction to Part I
Chapter 4: Jihad vs. McWorld
Chapter 5: The Clash of Civilizations

Watch the movies

“Jihad vs. McWorld (Links to an external site.)” [Video, 03:03 min]
Samuel Huntington and the ‘clash of civilizations’ (Links to an external site.) [Video, 22:05 min]

Read the lectures

In an approximately 750 word paper, not including the cover page, please write a well-argued essay that compares and contrasts the views of globalization expressed by Benjamin Barber and Samuel Huntington.

In presenting and evaluating Barber’s and Huntington’s arguments, our essay should answer the following four questions:
  1. What are the features of “McWorld” and “Jihad” as described by the author?
  2. How does McWorld provoke and support Jihad?
  3. What does Barber find most threatening about globalization?
  4. How does Huntington’s thesis support the fears of Jihad?