Sociology is the fascinating study of human society. If you are interested in understanding why people do what they do, then this is the subject for you. Sociology asks many important questions including: Why do young people commit crime? Does what we watch on television affect our behaviour? Are parents to blame for ‘problem’ children?
Sociology students need to be independent learners who are willing to participate in class discussions and are willing to commit their views and the views of others to paper, as essay writing is an essential requirement to passing the course.
Year 10 Topics –
- Research methods – How do sociologists research the society that we live in?
- Family – What is the purpose of the family? How marriage and divorce have changed over time.
- Education – What is the purpose of education? Who achieves better than others based on a person’s Gender, social class and ethnicity?
Year 11 Topics –
- Crime and Deviance – What types of crime do people commit? Who commits the most crime based on Gender, Social Class, Age etc.
- Social Inequality – How are people unequal within society? Why do lower classes have fewer chances than upper classes?
So if you are interested in the world around you, enjoy asking questions and enjoy understanding what is going on in society (and you don’t mind writing an essay) then come and study sociology with us!