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Sociology 1&2

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Fiona Gontier Sociology 12
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Sociology focuses on the study of human behaviour and social interaction to help understand how societies are organised, develop and change. Sociology uses scientific methods to explore how people and groups act, react and connect with each other. Students will be encouraged to question their assumptions and to reflect on their understandings and ideas about social relations.

Unit focus areas

Sociology Unit 1 - The first area of study explores the way youth is shaped as a social category, in light of differing experiences of young people.

Sociology Unit 2 - This unit explores the concepts of deviance and crime. The study of these concepts from a sociological point of view involves ascertaining the types and degree of rule-breaking behaviour.


Students can take any Units 3 and 4 pathways without taking Units 1 and 2, although Units 1 and 2 give good preparation for Units 3 and 4 in the same area. See the subject guide for more details.


For Units 1 and 2, students complete a range of outcomes and classwork throughout each semester. There will also be an examination at the end of the academic year.

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