Why a Sociology Module?

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and social inequality. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts.

  • Sociology students gain a deeper understanding of the social world in which they live, and the causes and effects of important dimensions of inequality such as race, gender, Indigeneity, sexuality, and social class;
  • Students who study sociology gain skills in synthesizing and communicating complex ideas, and presenting them clearly;
  • Sociology students gain practical skills in data collection and interpretation, which are useful in many industries and functions such as analytics, government, community health, immigration, market research, public policy, and research;
  • Students in sociology gain concrete skills in qualitative data analysis (such as interviewing and focus groups) and quantitative data analysis (survey data analysis, census data analysis, statistics, and demographic analysis);
  • Students in sociology are leaders in their fields, able to identify and understand social trends and social change;
  • Sociology faculty are at the cutting edge of their fields in demography, work and occupations, migration and immigration, and social inequality;
  • Sociology offers a range of courses, modules, and degree options.