MENSENMAATSCHAPPIJ – Society of people. This is an introduction course to sociology in the Bachelor’s programme of ISS. Is there something specific in sociological thinking? What are the differences between social problems and sociological problems? Hoe do sociologists build an explanation of social reality? These questions are starting questions in this course. Next, students learn about the major research problems in sociology, e.g. social cohesion, inequality and rationalization. In addition, the course gives an some basics to modern social research and research strategies.