Why study Sociology?
'Sociology has provided me with the theoretical and conceptual tools to understand and tackle real social issues in a meaningful and practical way.'
Dr Chris Talbot, Social Researcher, Australian Department of Defence, Flinders Graduate in Sociology
Sociology investigates how the lives we live are shaped by our social environment.
Sociology will enable you to comprehend social change through classical and contemporary sociological approaches and to see personal and local issues in a larger societal context, in particular understanding the influence of social class, ethnicity, gender, capitalism, individualisation, nationalism and globalisation.
Sociology will allow you to understand and take charge of your own life.
Sociology is Culture, the Family, Youth & Identity, Health & Illness, Gender, Sexuality, Suicide, Drug Use, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Housing, Work & Unemployment, Industrial Relations, Media, Consumerism, Politics & Power, the Law and Legal System, Crime & Deviance, Race, Ethnic Relations, Multiculturalism, Globalisation, the Environment.
Sociology is offered in a number of degree programs such as the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems, Bachelor of Behavioral Sciences (Psychology), Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Justice and Society.
The Sociology major offers preparation for enrolment in post-graduate degrees such as the Master of Arts (Sociology) and the Graduate Diploma in Sociology.