What is the Field of Sociology?

An explanation of the field of sociology is needed because many students go through their undergraduate education without really understanding what sociology is all about! Please provide a solution that will help explain the field of sociology, basic assumptions and its relation to the other disciplines.

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...term to describe social order.

The most important assumption in sociology is that humans are self-interested and rational. They are always looking to fulfill their own interests. However, humans live with other humans as well. Why then, do we not kill one another? How is social order (society) possible?

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