Sociology is the study of the development, structure, 而且 functions of human society. Sociologists investigate the causes of human behaviour including values, 的关系, 信仰, 和组织, 以及人们如何在这些环境中互动.
在伍斯特, 申博官网的学生探索是什么塑造了人们的生活, 用新的方式看待日常世界, 质疑熟悉的社会安排, 挑战那些想当然的假设. 此外, 申博官网的学生 examine historical 而且 contemporary sociological research, 而且 even the foundational origins of Sociology itself, 确定新, 创新, 和原始的调查方向.
Sociology emphasises intersectionality (the idea that social categorisations such as race, class, 性别是相互联系和重叠的), recognising that there are different st而且points 而且 that identity is fluid, 而且 therefore any individual's experiences may not fit the dominant or orthodox view of what everyday life is like. We consider how people are constrained by social structures, inequalities, 而且 powerful discourses. We look for signs of social change 而且 responses to social challenges, asking the question: do individuals have ‘agency’ (the capacity to choose freely or act independently) 而且 can they make a difference?
An important part of studying Sociology is the chance to conduct original research of your own. Our final year students each produce a dissertation in response to a research question of their own design. They gain skills in critically analysing varied sources of data, evaluating existing scholarly research 而且 sociological theories, as well as with managing an independent project of their own.
在过去的两年里, 申博官网的学生, 社会学课程团队的支持, 检查过以下社会吗, 文化和政治危机, 发展前沿原创研究, 挑战正统观念, 而且 identifying pathbreaking research perspectives including on the following:
- Failing schools 而且 the impact on “Black”-Caribbean pupils
- 影响 of 新型冠状病毒肺炎 on “Black”-Caribbean communities
- 影响 of social media on university students’ self-esteem 而且 confidence
- Media “moral panics” 而且 the construction of “female” offenders
- Parental engagement 而且 its impact on educational attainment
- Representations of Black Lives Matter 而且 statue removal in tabloid media
- Social 而且 ethical implications of AI voice assistants
- The Disney princess genre 而且 the construction of “beauty”
Doing your own research 而且 确定新 areas of sociological enquiry is exciting 而且 rewarding. Discovering what affects individuals’ behaviour can allow you to see what changes might be implemented to improve the lives of others. Sociology can impact the world around you 而且 our course team will give you plenty of help as you learn to become an independent researcher 而且 develop your potential.
If you have any questions about our Sociology course or if you would like to discuss your own research interests, 以及申博官网如何支持他们, 申博官网想听听你的意见. 所以，请一定要联系 路加迪瓦恩，社会学课程主任(email@example.com), or 珍妮Lewin-Jones、招生导师(firstname.lastname@example.org)，如果你正在考虑申请.