Sociology is one of the most relevant disciplines for understanding complex social, cultural, and political phenomena today. This "Queen of Disciplines" offers you a range of exciting theoretical, methodological, and conceptual tools for an understanding of human action, social and systemic change, institutions, and the deeper meanings of life. With subject matter such as globalisation, religion, health, work and economy, social movements, gender, and culture, sociologists are often crucially involved in a number of key debates around the ideas and events that impact on real people and their communities. These areas are a part of the sociology major sequence at ACU. You’ll acquire high-order transferrable skills in reasoning, theorising, communicating, and research to do with a broader and deeper perspective of events, all of which are highly sought after by employers.
The major is also a pathway to becoming a secondary-school society and culture teacher when combined with a tertiary teaching qualification.
Operating in both government and private industry, sociologists are employed in a variety of roles that centre on people and their environments including community project officers, policy planners and researchers, marketers and social media publicists.
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