Students will investigate the ways in which sociologists gather their information – questionnaires, experiments, official documents – also considering some of the great and controversial theories such as Marxism, feminism and social conservatism. Armed with both theory and method you will then be well placed to engage in a deeper study of what ‘family’ means in modern society. Students will explore different family types and make observations on the extent to which social policy impacts on the way families function in modern Britain. You can expect to be challenged and motivated towards developing independent views on what it means to live in a modern society. You’ll never look at your family and school in quite the same way after studying this course.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Sociology students progress to a range of higher education options and careers and make very good use of the research skills developed in their studies.
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