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Sociology provides the theoretical and empirical foundation for understanding how societies function and how they change over time.

Sociologists are interested in understanding the causes and consequences of processes such as the social construction of groups and identity; the evolution of culture, inter-subjective meanings, intergroup relations, hierarchies, and social norms. Sociological research involves the study of individual behavior and outcomes, such as educational attainment, jobs and careers, religious commitment, and political involvement; of interpersonal process, such as intimate relationships, sexuality, social interaction in groups, social networks, and behavior of organizations and institutions; causes and consequences of group differences and social inequality; and social change at the societal and global level.