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 200 in the world in Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

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Ranking

Top 200 in the world in Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

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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. Sociology is a craft, a vocation, and to study and engage with the subject can be a transformative experience; once you have acquired a sociological imagination you will never be able to see the world in quite the same way again.

Sociologists investigate the structure of societies, organisations, groups, and everyday lives. Their subject matter ranges from the intimacy of the family to criminal gangs, and from rugby games to rock festivals.

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Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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