Sociology

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    © Restricted/from the book 'Patched - The History of Gangs in New Zealand' by UC Sociology and Criminal Justice academic Dr Jarrod Gilbert (see SOCI 293 The History of Gangs in New Zealand).

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Top 150 in the world in Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Top 150 in the world in Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Overview

If you want to study how the modern world came to be the way it is, what is happening and why, and what alternatives are possible, Sociology is for you.

The raw stuff of Sociology is human experience. Sociology is where human experience, both individual and public, singular and collective meet. These public and private stories make up the sociological imagination and this results in many different social realities.

We all exist within ever-changing social worlds, forces, groups, ideologies and institutions that make up what is called society. Sociology is the study of these ever-changing social realities and the sociological imagination that gives rise to them. Sociology is where you research, argue and critique the social world in all its fullness.

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