Sociology is the study of social relationships, from the most ordinary and fleeting encounters in the street to global networks of economic and political power. Sociologists are interested in people not as individual atoms but as social beings, and in the social patterns that structure our lives.
Sociology at Queen's has distinctive features. While a broad range of social processes, from childbirth to aging and from community groups to world power blocs is studied, there is an emphasis on how we study such things sociologically. The department is reputed for its emphases in socio-legal studies and criminology, the sociology of information and communication technologies, feminist studies and social theory.
Increasingly sociology is a key for understanding how societies operate today, and as a necessary springboard into fields such as media, management, education, law, corrections, journalism, international development and social, health and personal services.
No specific high school course is required to pursue a concentration in Sociology
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