Sociology is a diverse and fascinating subject that challenges perceptions of everyday life. On this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of how society works and the social factors that affect our lives and choices as individuals. Topics include: education, culture and identity, the media and crime. In the first year, you will explore hard hitting issues such as poverty and racism linking sociological theories to contemporary news events, films and documentaries. In the second year you will examine issues such as gender and crime and also ethnicity and crime. You will explore a range of crime control and crime prevention strategies, evaluating the benefits of punishment, surveillance and rehabilitation. You will also have the opportunity to carry out some of your own social research.