What is sociology and why is it important?
Sociology is often defined as the study of the development, structure, and the functioning of human society. It is very important to understand human behavior as well as how people interact with and influence society. In order to progress as a species, it is important to reflect on, analyze, and think critically about our behaviors, societal structures, social classes, genders, and patterns.
What author and or work impacted your life in a profound way and why?
Emily Bronte's novel, Wuthering Heights, inspired my passion for writing and literature. The work, written in 1845, continued to reside on top of the mantel on my fireplace untouched for several years. Finally, on my 15th birthday I picked up the book that provided me with an unprecedented love for reading. The work revealed the beauty behind completely losing oneself in a story of tragic love and otherness. Every year I read Emily Bronte's masterpiece as a reminder of the beauty of language and the ability to impact as well as reflect on the world through crafting, pondering, and creating literature.
In what ways has the advancement of technology increased communication amongst various countries around the world? How has this increased communication fueled by changes in technology changed the way countries interact with one another?
Various social media platforms, created through the advancement of technology over time, have provided people with tools to more easily communicate with people all over the world. For example, two people living in different countries can rely upon Facebook to instantly communicate a message to one another rather than waiting for a letter to arrive or even paying for a costly plane ticket to see one another in person . Additionally, business can use webinars and Skype to hold meetings with individuals unable to be physically present. These changes have changed how people interact as well as how the economy operates. As a result, people must prepare for a more globalized society and marketplace.