What will I learn in Sociology?
The discipline focuses on a better understanding of the social world we live in today, the people that make up society, who we are and how we fit in the world around us. Sociology will teach you to have a better understanding, both theoretically and empirically, through various topics like culture, identity, family, religion, media, crime, deviance, race, ethnicity, environment, and gender relations amongst others. In this way, you will become familiar with the social structures that constitute people on a day-to-day basis.
How will I benefit from studying Sociology?
Throughout the course you will be learning a variety of sociology related skills. These include:
- Cross-cultural understanding
- Communication skills
- Critical and analytical skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Leadership skills
- Research skills
Are there any special considerations?
A good command of the English language is an asset.
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
- Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton, 2013, Sociology; 8th edition, Polity Press ISBN 9780745696683
- Ken Browne, 2015, Sociology for AQA Volume 1, 5th edition, Wiley- Blackwell ISBN 9780745691305