Students Name Institutional affiliation Date Sociology 1. Sociology is defined as the study of the interaction of individuals in groups and how the interaction of those groups influences the behaviour of human beings. The groups may vary from family to educational associational work and peer groups through which people interact over their lifetime. It can also involve studying the structure and functioning of the groups mentioned above. 2. Two goals of sociology Recognizing the influence of groups on individual and collective behaviour. Understanding the dynamics of group life. What groups are there functioning how they change and their variation from one another 3. Assumptions around the definition of human nature A human being is a biological organism a creature that has psychological drives needs potentials and limitations. Human beings can attach specific meanings to things objects sounds and words which help them to communicate and accumulate knowledge. In other believed to live long after the people. It is a symbolic representation that exists between individuals and the society. It is an entity that is separate from the body and usually held to be detachable in presence from the body; the spiritual piece of individuals as particular from the physical part. 15. The author defines the term ritual as a set of repetitive actions words or phrases performed collectively by a group of individuals to strengthen their commitments. It is prescribed built up or stylized ceremonial acts which are observed by a set of people to strengthen their unity. People express their innermost emotions and passions during the performance of the rituals. Ritual is related to religion since different denominations perform specific rites which eventually become their way of life. Works cited Johnstone Ronald L. (2015-11-17). Religion in Society: A Sociology of Religion (Kindle Locations 282-348). Taylor and Francis [...]
must answer each question in word doc attached. each question should have 5 sentences for an answer. MUST read and answer all questions based on Johnstone, Ronald L. Religion in Society: A Sociology of Religion .