Did You Know? Five Facts About Sociology

Sociology graduates are highly regarded by the workforce and a degree can open up many options.

Did You Know? Five Facts About Sociology

2015-09-10T11:02:17+12:00

In the light of Marx

Sociology is the systematic study of social life. The scope is broad, the perspectives challenging, and the insights thought-provoking. Sociology graduates are highly regarded by the workforce and a degree can open up many options.

Here are five facts about Sociology that you might not know.

Did you know:

  • What do Lady Amos (UN Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs), Martin Luther King Jr, Robin Williams, and Michelle Obama have in common? They are all sociology graduates.
  • From children fighting in a playground, to the debating chamber of parliament; from the dynamics of a flat warming party, to protests on the street—nothing escapes the sociologist’s gaze.
  • Sociologists like to analyse and explain human behaviour. Every area of modern life can use the services of a sociologist.
  • Understanding people within society can also be useful in careers such as market research, retail management, the police force and journalism.
  • Sociologists analyse how individuals are shaped by the groups they belong to – their families, peer groups, cultures, nations, and societies.