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Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology’s subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.



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1. General
 Definition and scope of sociology, sociology is a science, Islamic sociology
2. Medical Sociology
 Introduction contribution of sociology to medicine
3. Health and disease
 Social definition of illness, social and emotional component of illness
4. Patient and paramedic
 Paramedics view of disease and patient, psychology of patient / paramedic
5. Mental illness sociological perspective
 Definitions, social implication of mental illness
6. Rehabilitation
 Definition, physical, mental handicape
 Method in rehabilitation: Guidness counseling and vocational training
7. Social Disorganization
 The concept and factor of social organization, family, group and community
8. Problem of community
 Problem of crime, method of treatment and preventive measure
9. Educational problems
 Deterioration of education standard in school, college and university
10. Health problems
 Illness behavior, delivery and utilization of health services
11. Introduction to applied sociology
 Definition of applied sociology, nature and causative analysis of social problem and
the role of sociologist in solving social problems
12. Application of social research in social problems
 Social survey and social research, nature purpose and function

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