SOC 387 Thomas Edison State University Émile Durkheim Essay

I’m working on a sociology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Émile Durkheim established and taught the first sociology course in 1887 at the University of Bordeaux in France. Explain how Durkheim validated sociology as a distinct academic discipline.

Your essay should include two parts:

  • An explanation of how Durkheim distinguished sociology from other disciplines, such as psychology and philosophy
  • An explanation of how Durkheim demonstrated the explanatory usefulness of sociology in his study of suicide
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