WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?
Perhaps we should think “why wouldn’t you study sociology?”.
Sociology is about real life in the UK and the experiences people have depending on their social group (gender, ethnicity, social class)
It’s about society rather than individuals and how it can work for and against those individuals
It’s about how some people get a better crack at life than others and why. E.g. Why do women still find it more difficult than men to reach the top levels at work?
It’s about the issues that can/do affect you – family, education, crime E.g. Do husbands and wives share domestic work, when the wife, herself works? Why do some children enter education with a better chance of being successful from day one? Who commits crime and why?
It will make you see some aspects of society in their real light and how it can be more democratic for some than others.
If these issues interest you, that’s why you should study sociology.