Understanding Sociology Exploring The Social World
Mr. Muhammad Farooq is working as a faculty member and Faculty Industry Liaison Officer (FILO) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore. He is also working as a Patron of the Antinarcotics Society at UCP. For the last sixteen years, he has been teaching sociology in renowned public and private sector universities and possesses vast experience in administration. He has been part of several research projects funded by the World Bank, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, and the World Food Program. He has presented many papers at International and national conferences in Pakistan. He is also the author of several research papers published in Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized journals. His research interests include climate change, social stratification, sociology of the family, socio-economic development, crime and criminal justice system, human rights, health, and aging. He has also received his M.Phil. (with distinction) and Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Welcome to the academicians, intellectuals, professionals, and students who are reading Understanding Sociology: Exploring The Social World. This book provides a strong foundation of sociological understanding to its readers and offers current and relevant knowledge with examples from Pakistani society.
All chapters open with an outline and learning objectives which may help both the instructors and the students. Readers will find a description of the sociological concepts in a very simple and organized way that enhance the clarity of the concepts and understanding of the social world in which we live. An exercise of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and short but critical questions are given at the end of every chapter so that the reader can judge his/her understanding of sociology.