Graduate Admissions Personal Statement : How Society And Social Stratification Affects Our Daily Lives

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Lisa Hutchins 8/3/2015 Graduate Admissions Personal Statement I have always been passionate about how society and social stratification affects our daily lives. I believe these issues are relevant to everyone, in everyday life, and sociology affects everyone on a personal level. When I was an undergraduate student, I had a professor that opened up my mind to the study of sociology. It was at that time, that I decided, I loved the subject so much that I wanted to someday teach it on a post-secondary level. It is a subject that has broadened my horizons, and made me question the ways in which I view society, not only here, but abroad, in other countries. If I could bring that passion to just one of my students, who knows what a…show more content…
Even though Hawaii is part of the United States, their culture is in some ways very different from the culture you find on the main land. I hope that someday, I will be able to help other students see and understand these differences also. If studying sociology can broaden the horizons of others and help them learn tolerance of different beliefs, not only here, but in other parts of the world, there may be hope for moving toward a peaceful existence with one another. Most of all, by studying sociology at Arizona State University, I hope to attain a more tolerant attitude toward the people around me, and better understand the dynamic range of all cultures and societies. Online degrees really give students the ability to study at their own pace and fit educational development around work and home commitments. As an Arizona State University employee, I have daytime commitments to my department that do not allow me to be a traditional on-campus student. Being able to study sociology online will allow me to use my time outside of work, in the evenings and on weekends, to study. Online studies give mature students the means to continue their education around other demands of their personal life. I understand that the Online Master’s Degree in Sociology is an online course of study and that I will not be able to take in-person classes. I understand that the online degree is set up in a way that maps out what classes I should take and when I should take them. A
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