Sociology is the study of in society, the 'social world' Sociology looks beyond the day to day and asks what is the real nature of society; why does it function like it does and for whose benefit? Sociology is not about simply presenting facts about society. Instead it is about different interpretations of those facts and explanations for why they occur.
Within each core unit you will engage with a range of cointemporary issues such as
Families and Households, Education, Research methods, Global Developments, Crime and Deviance, Theory
The subject is not easy and some of the ideas are hard to grasp at first so you must be resilient. You must also ne prepared to
Regularly readnewspapers and watch the news, participate in class discussions, produce extended pieces of writing
English at Grade 5 or above.
Sociologists are trained to think critically about the world around them and to construct clear and logical arguments supported by appropriate evidence. There are many careers where sociology is an important and useful qualification including professions such as journalism, the police, social statistics and demography.
You might go into a job related to young people, probation and offending, family/community services, teaching and a variety of other related fields