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Sociology is a pseudo-intellectual discipline similar to economics but without all of the mathematical rigor the latter discipline pretends it possesses.
Sociology 101 is awesome! We talk about how we feel about statistics rather than do any number crunching! I know what I want to major in, now!
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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An academic discipline designed to:
1. uncover the cause of modern society's problems, aka white males (or even whiteness in general).
2. reveal Marxism as the solution to all of the problems that white males have caused by their oppressive habit of being successful
Sociology Professor: "Why are you in college right now, instead of getting pregnant in high school and dropping out?"

Me: "Because I made responsible choices to avoid that situation and worked hard in school"

Sociology Professor: "Actually, no, it's because you benefitted from White Privilege"
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The subject of looking into somthing too much.
This is a robber..He robs becouse he is poor..He is poor becouse of poor socialization....He had a poor socialisation becouse his parents were in a lower class...His teachers looked down on him and he got a worse education becouse of this...Sociology for ya..
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Marxism 101, an easy and straightforward subject that extols the virtues of accepting mediocrity and abandoning responsibility. When the first subjective piece of reading in the book is the Communist Manifesto, and subsequent readings focus upon inequality and other typical liberal causes, a truly open minded person would realize (the readings ask you to open your mind) that the subject is quite biased in nature.
An example of bias can be found in my professor's explanation of Functionalism. "If you are a Marxist then you will disagree with Functionalism, but right wingers believe it is valid because it emphasizes the smooth continuation of society while ignoring certain social problems." Seeing as America is a right-of-center country (which cannot be argued as Obama only beat McCain by 6 points after the disastrous Bush presidency and his liberal agenda is stalled despite majorities in Congress) that values self determination and personal responsibility, the more accurate term in the context of American politics for Marxist would be left wing radical and the more accurate term for right winger would be conservative leaning moderate.
The upside is that the class is straightforward, easy, and designed to emphasize (undeserved) equality. Thus grade distribution is top heavy.
I take sociology because it is an easy A, it helps me understand Marxist ideology (which I can then refute by looking at the world through a pragmatic lens), and the professor is an attractive blonde.
Sociology is one of the reasons why colleges have a reputation for being left wing. It is basically a class that advocates the reasons for class warfare.

Damn, my sociology class is filled with faux intellectuals, kids with Che Guevara tee shirts, and hot blondes.
by PoliSciMajorEconMinor February 12, 2010
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Another fake science liberal arts major taken predominately by psuedo-intellectual girls without father figures.

Enroll in Sociology 101 if you wish to learn the basics of radical feminism, communism, and black nationalism.
Sample Sociology test question:

What was the root cause of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918?

a. The White man
b. The White race
c. White people
d. all of the above
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"shit happens ... it fucks people up... and leads to social movement and change"

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-Dude did you go to Core lecture today?
- No man, why would I?
- The thing on sociology this morning was awesome. That was one of the best lectures I've been to.
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