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Sociology is a challenging discipline, it confronts you with a critical exploration of things in your life that you may well take for granted.
It may disturb the complacency with which you face your everyday existence.
It will make you think about where you are in the world, in Australia and in the community.
Sociology will also make you think about other people: the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, the powerful, the oppressed; and more.
Sociology involves the study of people in society. It examines individuals, social groups and whole societies to discern how social factors, such as gender, ethnicity and class influence people’s lives.
In studying Sociology you examine the people around you, and ultimately yourself.
The Sociology major is offered at Deakin’s Melbourne (Burwood) Campus; Geelong (Waurn Ponds) Campus and Warrnambool Campus. Sociology is also available in off-campus mode.
The Sociology staff offer considerable expertise in different areas of this discipline, such as:
Students who perform well in their undergraduate degree are encouraged to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). This course is a prerequisite for enrolment for Higher Degree by Research courses. All of the areas listed above can be offered as areas of supervision to honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
Staff members are: