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Sociology at Andover College

Course description

Sociology enables us to study human society. It covers a variety of theoretical viewpoints which helps us understand how humans interact with the social world. Students will analyse how we go about acquiring our culture. You will also analyse and evaluate the issue of social control and then, assess social inequality in contemporary society. You will be taught and guided by an experienced team of staff who share a passion for the subject.

The successful student should be interested in the social world, have a keen interest in reading, literature and current affairs. You will be able to construct essays well and take a logical approach to problem solving. Sociology encompasses all political and economic areas of the UK, and students should be prepared to look at the UK in depth from these perspectives. There is opportunity for visits to Courts of Law, Student Sociology days in various University locations in the UK, and external speakers on all matter of topics within the syllabus.

Units Covered

  • Acquiring culture – families and culture; youth culture; community and culture
  • Understanding culture - education; religion and mass media
  • Crime and deviance
  • Social inequality
  • Entry requirements

    5 A* - C grades at GCSE including a grade C or above in English. Interview Required: Yes

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Andover College directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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