Topics: Sociology, Karl Marx, Max Weber Pages: 3 (734 words) Published: March 14, 2013
Introduction to Sociology.

1. What is sociology?
Sociology is the science which investigates how society alters the way people change in ways such as clothing, speech, personality, personal values and many other factors. It also shows in how things have changed over centuries and how and why this has happened. Sociology also closely follows the way daily morals have changed and what is seen as acceptable in many situations. For example the way crime in monitored and the way people are not allowed to be punished. 2. What do sociologists do?

Sociologist research into how society has evolved and still evolving daily and which factors alter it most. For example, by using data such as exam results they would discover whether that area have become smarter or lost intelligence over the last ten years, if so they would then investigate further to see what factors have caused results to increase/decrease. They usually do this by creating a number of questionnaires and ask the public to get a direct answer.

Karl Heinrich Marx 
Karl was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist and revolutionary socialist who was born on the 5th of May 1818 and died 14th March 1883. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science. Various books of his were published, the most known one being ‘The Communist Manifesto’ (1848). Some of his books were co-written with the German socialist Friedrich Engels. He was born into a wealthy family which enabled him to study at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin where he realised his interest in the philosophical ideas of the Young Hegelians. After he finished studying, he began writing in a newspaper and began to figure out his thoughts of dialectical materialism (which proposes that every economic order grows to a state of maximum efficiency). When he moved to Paris in 1843, Karl was exiled to Brussels , he became a leading figure of the Communist League, before moving back...
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