Video: Social Institutions

All sociological paradigms examine social institutions, or patterns of beliefs and behaviors focused on meeting social needs, such as government, education, family, healthcare, religion, and the economy. Because it’s a term you’ll see so often throughout the course, it’s important to understand exactly what sociologists mean when they talk about social institutions. Watch this video to learn more.

[“Social institutions” by Sydney BrownKhan Academy is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0]