In many ways, Sociology is considered the overarching social science discipline. Sociologists examine human action through culture and institutions, but also at the level of the individual. They also study how individuals work with others in social groups and movements, along with why they behave the way they do in such collective groups. Sociologists offer a critical examination of social processes, which includes analyzing their function in society and historical context. The development and existence of social inequalities over time is also a key area of study. Sociology emphasizes the skills of reading, writing, and communication, developing abilities to research, interpret, and critique data. These skills provide a foundation for careers in policymaking, public administration, non-profits, counseling, education, data analysis, and human resources, among many others.