The focus of sociological teaching and research is the study of contemporary societies in a global context. We investigate diverse human groups, communities, institutions and organisations. Sociologists focus on social structures, cultures and processes of change. We examine class, gender, ethnicity, power and culture to understand the differences in how people live, think and feel. Our wide range of units is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore broad theoretical and methodological issues.
Sociology is available as a major or a minor. The Gender Studies stream in Sociology is also available as a major or minor.