In sociology you can focus your research on constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. The discipline's early focus on issues of inequality, stratification and the experience of migrants living in Australia played a major role in Australia's official shift to multicultural policy frameworks.
Sociology aims to develop both your theoretical and empirical research skills and encourages both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Continuing this tradition of engaged and relevant sociological inquiry, major themes across the University's current teaching and research activities in sociology include:
environment and society
embodiment and health
crime and risk
inequality and power
culture and identity
citizenship and politics
Within these themes you can research issues related to environment, social stratification, gender, education, youth, sociology of industry and organisation, political sociology, genocide, embodiment, health and illness and gambling. Moreover, sociology at ANU offers opportunities to study globalisation, social mobility, mobile societies, cultural politics and many more areas.