什么是社会学?

Sociology is the study of the development, structure, 和 functions of human society. Sociologists investigate the causes of human behaviour including values, 的关系, 信仰, 和组织, 以及人们如何在这些环境中互动.

在伍斯特, 巴黎人贵宾厅的学生探索是什么塑造了人们的生活, 用新的方式看待日常世界, 询问熟悉的社会安排, 挑战那些想当然的假设. 此外, 巴黎人贵宾厅的学生 examine historical 和 contemporary sociological research, 和 even the foundational origins of Sociology itself, 确定新, 创新, 和最初的调查路线.           

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Sociology emphasises intersectionality (the idea that social categorisations such as race, class, 性别是相互联系和重叠的), recognising that there are different st和points 和 that identity is fluid, 和 therefore any individual's experiences may not fit the dominant or orthodox view of what everyday life is like. We consider how people are constrained by social structures, inequalities, 和 powerful discourses. We look for signs of social change 和 responses to social challenges, asking the question: do individuals have ‘agency’ (the capacity to choose freely or act independently) 和 can they make a difference?

An important part of studying Sociology is the chance to conduct original research of your own. Our final year students each produce a dissertation in response to a research question of their own design. They gain skills in critically analysing varied sources of data, evaluating existing scholarly research 和 sociological theories, as well as with managing an independent project of their own.

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在最近两年, 巴黎人贵宾厅的学生, 由社会学课程小组支持, 有没有考过下面的社会, 文化和政治危机, 发展前沿原创研究, 挑战正统观念, 和 identifying pathbreaking research perspectives including on the following:

  • 男性单性生殖的时尚/消费
  • 消费主义和“绿色”礼物习俗
  • Failing schools 和 the impact on “Black”-Caribbean pupils
  • Gendered ideologies in fairy tale 和 Disney genres
  • Impact of Covid-19 on “Black”-Caribbean communities
  • Impact of social media on university students’ self-esteem 和 confidence
  • Media “moral panics” 和 the construction of “female” offenders
  • 对无家可归的误解
  • Parental engagement 和 its impact on educational attainment
  • 种族主义运动
  • 种族主义媒体对“恐怖主义”的表述
  • “女性”在幻想流派中的表现
  • Representations of Black Lives Matter 和 statue removal in tabloid media
  • Social 和 ethical implications of AI voice assistants
  • “象征互动主义,”创伤,和身份
  • The Disney princess genre 和 the construction of “beauty”
  • 援助运动中的“白人”救世主主义
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Doing your own research 和 确定新 areas of sociological enquiry is exciting 和 rewarding. Discovering what affects individuals’ behaviour can allow you to see what changes might be implemented to improve the lives of others. Sociology can impact the world around you 和 our course team will give you plenty of help as you learn to become an independent researcher 和 develop your potential.  

If you have any questions about our Sociology course or if you would like to discuss your own research interests, 以及巴黎人贵宾厅如何支持他们, 巴黎人贵宾厅想听到你的声音. 所以,请务必联系 路加迪瓦恩,社会学课程负责人(l.devine@worc.ac.uk), or 珍妮Lewin-Jones,招生导师(j.lewin-jones@worc.ac.uk),如果你正在考虑申请的话. 

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