Sociology: learning about the world around us


Sociology teacher, Geri Acquard, talks to her students about relationships between parents and kids.

Lily Smith, Online Assistant Feature Editor

Sociology is the study of society, human relationships and institutions. It is also an elective course taught at WJ, offered to juniors and seniors. The focus of the class is to study the impact of change on relationships, norms, and customs among people.

There has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of sociology over the past few years. The teacher, Geraldine Acquard, believes that students’ personal interests are what makes the class generally appealing.

“A lot of students are interested in the topics that sociology offers. We have so many students that are active in community affairs and global issues; it’s a course that actually examines those things,” Acquard said.

The class content is made to allow students to analyze what is going on in the world around them. Acquard thinks that students can really benefit from taking sociology. 

“I think it’s very important [to take sociology] because understanding how societies and groups work is at the foundation of everything that every student is going to be doing in the future,” Acquard said.

The popularity of the Sociology course has increased and it allows students to learn about a subject that they are truly interested in.