Sociology is the scientific study of society. It looks at human social relationships, how people interact in different settings or in response to different issues or challenges, how people organize themselves into communities, social institutions and more. Sociologists study all aspects of human behavior including cultural activities, communication, family relationships, social problems, education, war and conflict, religion, ethnic relations, sexuality, social networking and social change.
There are no essential subjects that should be studied to guarantee a place on a sociology degree. Most universities will look to see if a student has previously studied sociology but as not all schools offer it, it is not deemed a requirement.
Other subjects that will be useful however, are psychology, history, geography and media studies. Any humanities or social science subject that requires analytical and research skills will be useful. However, this list is not prescriptive and it is always worth checking out what your university of choice will ask for and which grades.
The subject matter is diverse and can cover anything from race, social class, crime and law, poverty, education and more theoretical wider issues such as the impact of radical change to whole societies.
In this course, you learn about social issues, human relations, social psychology and more in an engaging and effective online learning environment.