Subject Intent: Why Sociology?
What will I study?
- Families and households: changing patterns of family life, childhood, functions of the family, gender roles, and social policy
- Education: education policy, theories of the role of education in society, class, gender and ethnic differences in achievement
- Media: media content and audiences, representation of social groups, new media, culture and globalisation
- Crime and deviance: theories of crime, social patterns of crime, victims, prevention and punishment, global crime
- Research methods: surveys, interviews, observation, secondary sources
- Sociological theories: sociological views such as feminism, functionalism and postmodernism
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
Sociology as a whole is an interesting and engaging subject, the topics covered all link to real life situations, which allowed me to gain a deeper insight aspects of the world around me.und sociology a challenging subject which has made me question lots of things about how society works. The studies we use are always interesting and relevant to the real world.
Ellie Louise Turner , Dixon's MacMillan