16 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied Sociology at University
So many Das Kapital volumes, so little time.
1. Panicking when someone asks what your course actually entails.
It’s kind of, erm, a weird mix of politics, history and even maths at times? 😬
2. The pain you feel when yet another person confuses sociology with social work.
3. Or when someone assumes you want to become a social worker.
Or a Police Officer. Like, seriously?
4. Wanting to hit anyone who says your degree is easy over the head with every single one of Durkheim’s books.
All of them. At the same time.
5. Wondering what it must be like to study a subject in which almost all the theorists aren’t century old bearded men.
6. And then wondering how the hell their theories can still be applied to society today.
7. Feeling deflated and confused when you find out Marx hated Sociology.
But why, Karl?
8. Living for the day when you get to the more progressive modules.
Thank you, Margaret Mead. 🙌
9. Never understanding how there can be such an overwhelming amount of modules but such a high demand for every one of them.
Must. Get. On. Youth. And. Crime. Module.
10. Developing superhuman skills when it comes to keeping up with social trends.
11. But also suffering from Sociology Paranoia.
A sociological disease which makes you fear anomie will happen soon.
12. The frustration you feel when you end up in a seminar with someone who’s too politically 2016 for your liking.
13. Trying not to stumble over qualitative and quantitative in your class presentation.
14. Forever being haunted by that time you had to Havard reference all volumes of Das Kapital on a tight deadline.
15. That feeling when you f i n a l l y get your head around a particularly difficult sociological concept.
16. And wondering if you’ll ever be able to look at society in the same way again.
Spoiler: you won’t.