Sociology subject taster

Subject taster: introduction to Sociology for years 10 to 13

In this taster session, after considering some of the key concepts, themes and methods of sociology, we will look at how these have been applied in real-world sociological research.

We will review a classic study on suicide and consider why such a seemingly individual and private act follows such consistent patterns. We will also look at a piece of contemporary sociology in which researchers have identified a ‘class ceiling’ within top jobs in Britain.

Finally, we will focus on the experience of studying sociology at university. This will include comparing different courses and modules, taking a virtual campus tour and looking at career options.

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