Sociology At Work has published a new article that provides a definition of applied sociology and a concise history of this term. As well as describing some of the sociological practices that might be considered to be ‘applied’, the article also discusses the professional skills that sociology graduates might draw upon when thinking about their career pathways.
Applied sociology refers to professionals who use the principles of sociology outside a university setting. This article shows that the skills used by applied sociologists are especially advantageous for graduates looking to find meaningful work that can make a positive impact on society. The article also shows that applied sociology can benefit a multitude of industries, such as private businesses, government agencies and grassroots local community groups.
Read the article via the ‘What is applied sociology?’ link.