The Sociology Minor begins with an overview of sociology – an introduction to how we might go about applying the sociological imagination to a wide range of aspects of contemporary social arrangements, and includes a focus on core sociological concepts: how aspects of public order and ‘the normal’ are social phenomena, how one’s identities are forged in a social context, and how power is exercised by the way everyday life is structured in space and through the way we come to 'know' the world.


Sociologists study a wide variety of topics, including: education, work and unemployment; the family; health, sex, gender and sexuality; ethnicity and racism; equality, opportunity and inequality; and crime, law and social justice. The Sociology Minor aims to foster students' critical analytical skills and to offer opportunities to apply sociological tools of analysis to their own inquiries into contemporary social life.

Unitset details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Unitset type:
Discipline Minor
Unitset code:
AMISLY

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