Welcome to sociology. The word means the study of society and it dates back to the middle 1800s. before the term sociology popped into existence people studied society. Humans have always thought about, reflected upon and evaluated the conditions under which they live, be it through art, philosophy, the study of history, science or literature.Sociology is a separate subject in its own right, with a separate way of thinking about and looking at the world, and is often classified as a social science. As part of your Access to HE course you will be covering the following sociological modules:

Introduction to sociology

Sociological perspectives on the family

Understanding crime and deviance

Sociology of the mass media