By studying sociology, you will gain an insight into why social problems exist, and you will learn how to make sense of them. Sociology offers some important social theories which provide explanations and critiques of human behaviour, social actions and interactions, as well as the institutions and structures of society. Social Care learners learn to think sociologically about features of society which affect the experiences, behaviour and life chances of those who need and/or receive social care services. You will be encouraged to examine sociological explanations for and evidence of poverty, inequality and discrimination.
On successful completion of our sociology module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of sociological theory and the key sociological perspectives, apply sociological theories and concepts to particular social problems, speak on issues and debates especially pertinent to social care work and Identify the relationship between the sociological imagination and critical thinking.