The state is described as the bedrock of political science in an early phase. History tells us that state was more of a social institution than political and has always been studied in a sociological context. In my opinion, I took a very thoughtful step in my academic life by studying sociology before political science as a minor area of study to complement my bigger area of study. Sociological principles lay out the framework before a student which is necessary to comprehend and acknowledge before continuing the journey toward political science. Having studied sociology first, many intricate principles of political science become a lot easier because a student is already acquainted with those principles’ bedrock or foundation.
Sociology has enhanced and contributed to my understanding of political science by educating me about a human being’s social behavior first. After understanding how people tend to behave socially, it became easier for me to understand the political life and behavior of a person also. This is because sociology is the study of a human’s social life, while political science is the study of a man’s political life. The latter field of study originates from sociology. It is people who engineer smart strategies to run the government and different political associations. This is why to understand the political spirit embedded in those strategies or principles, it is first important to scrutinize the social behavior of those individuals who shape those principles to form the backbone of a human society. Sociology and political science always run together, side by side, on every societal level. Myriad aspects of political activities which form the hallmark of a certain society can be understood through the lens of sociology. It is an exceedingly arduous job to develop an understanding of political science without getting familiarized with sociology first because the subject matter of my major area is