Whether you have studied sociology before or never picked up a Sociology book, don’t worry, the course starts out on a level playing field for everyone.
I have gained real-world experience on my courrse. During my second year we visited York Crown Court where we investigated the varying roles within a legal court case."
I've gone from learning the core modules of crime and gender, to examining areas like the role of the paranomal in society. In my dissertation I focused on the cultural relevance of the TV show The Simpsons.
At York every sociology student has the opportunity to study abroad as part of their course. I chose to travel to Cape Town to see how society was adjusting to democracy 20 years after Apartheid.
It's a great feeling to know that you're being taught by academics who are at the cutting edge of research. The course has not only been interesting, it has changed my perspective on many issues.
The course has given me the opportunity to look at thought-provoking areas such as why crime occurs and why some of us commit serious crimes and others don't.
The strong support I received from the staff throughout my course and their willingness to listen to student opinions is what I believe makes Sociology at York so excellent.