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Sociology is one of the most popular A-Level subjects in RR6, it is taught across both sites, the results are excellent, and the students find the subject gives them an insight, that they did not possess, into the world before studying it. This is because sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions; the subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. We all have social relationships are all part of these institutions, so it is fascinating to learn of the interplay of how all these are interconnected. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose, understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures is the aim of this subject.
Sociology is an exciting and illuminating field of study that analyses and explains important matters in our personal lives, our communities, and the world. At a personal level, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as romantic love, racial and gender identity, family conflict, deviant behaviour, aging, and religious faith. At a societal level, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, schools and education, business firms, urban community, and social movements. At a global level, sociology studies such phenomena as population growth and migration, war and peace, and economic development.
Sociologists emphasize the careful gathering and analysis of evidence about social life to develop and enrich our understanding of key social processes. The research methods sociologists use are varied. The research methods and theories of sociology yield powerful insights into the social processes shaping human lives and social problems and prospects in the contemporary world.
Students who have been well trained in sociology know how to think critically about human social life, and how to ask important research questions. They know how to design good social research projects, carefully collect and analyse empirical data, and formulate and present their research findings. Most generally, they have learned how to think, evaluate, and communicate clearly, creatively, and effectively.
In RR6 you will undertake two years of study, at the end of which you will sit three exams each weighted at one third of the course. You will study family, education, beliefs and crime and deviance. The ability to be able to write well using analysis and evaluation are ideal, you should enjoy popular culture, trends and current affairs. The department is committed to getting all our students the highest grades in order to allow you greater choice in your future, it is our aim that students and teachers work collaboratively to prepare for exams and achieve. It is testimony to the subject that several graduates of the last few years have applied to study sociology in third level. We hope to continue to foster this passion in the subject .
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