It has been suggested that the definition of sociology as "the study of society" or "the study of social groups" can be broad, vague and, therefore, bothersome (1). It is this freedom, however, that is ultimately freeing because of the endlessly openness for investigating that is left open to the sociologist. Sociology holds an important middle ground. Similar to natural sciences like biology and chemistry, using the scientific approach. While also, similar to humanities like history and archeology, using a perspective that focuses on telling us a story about ourselves (humanity)(2). Therefore, sociologists may open their explorations to any number of areas including culture, race, gender, religion, and sexuality. So join me, as we begin to ask questions of ourselves and those around us, as we examine the relationships that we have with each other.
Sources: 1. Helsin, James M. Down To Earth Sociology. Free Press (2005). 2. Jacobsen, Michael H. "Kill the Classics: Are the social sciences living in the past?" The Essayist (2015).