Learning the significance of Sociology

In general, the study of sociology gives us what sociologists call the sociological imagination.
Sociological imagination is a special way of looking at the world around us through sociological lenses. It is a way of looking at our experience in light of what is happening in the social world around us. This will help us to non-biological and social forces affecting appreciate the influence and shape our lives as individuals, groups and communities (Giddens, 1982). Sociological imagination helps us look beyond the personality psychology in many and varied facets of social and cultural forces, and "the repeated pattern in the attitudes and actions of people, and how the pattern is who vary over time, cultures and social groups. " (Henslin and Nelson, 1995)
Studying sociology helps us understand how the social forces affect our goals, attitudes, behavior and personality. We are more sensitive to social issues. Moreover teach sociology helps to bring our own biased assumptions, stereotypes and ethno-centric thinking and skills critical to be broad-minded and respectful of our interpersonal and international relations group. By studying sociology, we can more humane, people - centered; we give high value to human dignity.
In general, sociology increases our self-knowledge. Teach sociology can provide us with self-illumination. If we learn sociology, we learn more about the conditions of our own lives, and the way our society functions and social system. If this knowledge increases, we can become more empowered to influence affect the direction of the force and the circumstances of our lives. We can also better meet the various policies set by the government; and can suggest our own policies and alternatives (Giddens, op cit).
In addition to the above advantages sociology has several practical advantages. There is what we call applied sociology, applying sociological knowledge, principles, methods, concepts and theories to offer solutions to contemporary social pathologies. Sociology play face practical role of social disease.
Sociological knowledge is very suitable to deal with the most critical social problems and in facilitating progress in socio-economic sectors.Before closing this section, it is important to know why the health / medical science students have an introductory course in sociology. 
The following are some of the arguments for the necessity of such courses:
1. Health, sickness and disease are so many socio-cultural in nature as they are physically.
2. In the meantime, though certain steps, play a decisive role in the medical / health sciences practice focuses on biomedical and environmental aspects of health and disease. However, given the bio-psycho-social nature and human health, it is very slight. This limited approach to health disease does not provide students with correct and full picture of the issue. This very narrow focus on training of professionals heath and the design of policies and strategies for health is not appropriate.
3. The objective reality of the development of society, such as Ethiopia, human health and healing with profound socio-cultural factors such as entrenched poverty, the role of traditional values ​​and institutions in shaping man image world in health and disease.