It is only yesterday that mankind was living in the caves, and the day before when we were swinging from branch to branch with the other creatures. Yet, in what is really the blink of an eye, we have developed into a complex society with a wide number of problems and opportunities to live with. It's those factors which affect how our species, and the tribes and family groups within it, works on a day to day basis. Over a two year period you'll cover a spectrum of topics which, between them, will help you make sense of the society we live in and understand the culture and identity issues which affect us all.
Studying sociology offers insights into social and cultural issues. It helps you develop a multi-perspective and critical approach to understanding issues around culture, identity, religion, crime, childhood and social power. More than once during the course you're bound to ask yourself the question, "why have we developed like this. Poverty, ignorance, crime, injustice ... shouldn't we have left them in the Stone Age?"
If this sounds interesting to you, then you'll love sociology!