The Development of Sociology
This paper discusses the prevailing sociological themes and major theories in the development of sociology as a scientific discipline.
“The roots of the development of sociology began in Europe. It is hardly an accident that sociology emerged as a separate field of study in Europe during the nineteenth century. That was a time of turmoil, a period in which the existing social order was being shaken by the growing Industrial Revolution and by violent uprisings against established rulers such as the American and French Revolutions. A need for a systemic analysis of society coupled with acceptance of scientific method resulted in the emergence of sociology. ”