Sociology engages with central dimensions of life in contemporary societies, from transformations in the life course, contemporary families, gender relations, ethnic, racial and sexual identity, and the body, through to media, new technologies, and globalisation. It engages with emerging patterns of social inequality and new forms of social problems, and the ways in which people and societies confront these new challenges. Sociology also explores emerging questions of action and identity – from new social movements to subcultures to forms of action evident in contemporary social transformations.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the Sociology Specialisation, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an independent approach to critical engagement with appropriate theories and methodologies
- Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to identify and offer possible solutions to evolving social issues
- Act as informed and discriminating participants with peers, and as citizens in the work force
- Develop forms of effective communication
- Become proficient in the use of appropriate technologies, such as programs and information technology systems to assist with research, processing methods and interpretation of data.
Last updated: 10 November 2023