This PSEB 11th Class Sociology Notes Chapter 2 Relationship of Sociology with Other Social Sciences will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 11th Class Sociology Notes Chapter 2 Relationship of Sociology with Other Social Sciences
→ Every individual is having many aspects in his life; such as economic, religious, political, social, etc.
→ That’s why to study different aspects of society, Sociology needs to take help from other social sciences.
→ It is true that Sociology borrows subject matter from different social sciences but it also gives them its own subject matter to use.
→ In this way, other social sciences also depend upon Sociology to study their own subject matter.
→ Sociology and Political Science are closely related to each other. Sociology is the science of society and Political Science is a science of an aspect of society, which includes state and government.
→ Both the sciences depend upon each other and consequently have close relationships with each other. But there exist many differences among them.
→ History studies past events and Sociology studies present phenomena. Both the sciences study human society but from different aspects.
→ Sociology uses the information collected by History and Sociological material is used by Historians. That’s why they depend upon each other but they have many differences among them.
→ Sociology and Economics are also closely related to each other because economic relations are an important part of social relations.
→ Our social relations are definitely affected by economic relations. In this way they are interrelated. Both the sciences borrow their subject matter from each other.
→ Sociology is closely related to Psychology as well. Psychology studies human behaviour and humans are a part of society.
→ It is necessary to study humans before studying society. So, both these help each other and depend upon each other.
→ Sociology is also closely related to Anthropology. Anthropology studies ancient society and Sociology studies present society.
→ L. Kroeber calls both of these twin sisters. Sociology borrows a lot from Anthropological research.
→ In the same way, Anthropology also takes help from Sociology to understand human society.
→ Cultural Anthropology: Branch of Anthropology which studies cultural differences among humans.
→ Archaeology: It studies human activities with the help of excavated things from the earth.
→ Political Sociology: The branch of Sociology studies that how many social forces collectively influence political policies.
→ Physical Anthropology: It mainly deals with human evolution, their variability, and adaptations to environmental stresses. It is also known as Biological Anthropology.
→ Social Psychology: The scientific study which studies that how human behaviour and views are influenced by the presence of others.