What's Sociology

Sociology, as a discipline, uses social scientific methods and theoretical analysis to make sense of how society becomes possible, operates, transforms, and is sustained. It investigates social institutions such as the family, work, education, sexuality, religion, leisure, and the state. Sociology critically analyze these and other social institutions and illuminates their power and inequality implications. To study Sociology, then, is to develop a critical perspective on the many aspects of society that are often taken for granted in everyday life.

Students are encouraged to examine the social conditions of human pursuits through taking courses on research fields including social network, family, gender, popular culture, social movement, globalization, rural society, women, health, the Internet, and social stratification. Such inquiries are supported by intensive learning of the theoretical foundations of the discipline, and by a thorough training in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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Prof. Roger Patulny - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National - How to stop breaking up with your friends


SOCI1005 Exhibition: Blended Learning and Hong Kong Story Tour Map

Career Talk (2)

Career Talk 2024 on April 18, 2024 from12:30PM to 2PM at AAB1045

Are Parents Not Integral to Our Family Perceptions of Young Adults in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland (1)

CCL-Recognised Seminar: Dr. Jin JIANG on 11 April 2024 (Thu) 11:30am to 1:00pm on AAB1038

Barbarians at the gate Demographic threat, perceived immigrant contribution, and outgroup attitudes in South Korea

CCL-Recognised Seminar: Prof. Harris Kim on 25 March 2024 (Mon) 10:30am to 12:00pm on AAB1312


The International Symposium on Humanities, Societies and Digital Futures on 21 - 22 March 2024 at Hong Kong Palace Museum

The Influence of Social Networks on Generalized Trust Findings from the 2017 ISSP Module

CCL-Recognised Seminar: Prof. Yanjie BIAN on 7 March 2024 (Thu) 12:30pm to 2:00pm on Zoom

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CCL-Recognised Seminar: Prof. Lui Tai Lok on 22 Feb 2024 (Thu) 11:00am to 12:30pm at WLB104

Social Diversity and  Social Cohesion in Britain

CCL-Recognised Seminar: Prof. Tak Wing Chan on 8 Dec 2023 (Fri) 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Tian Feng Felicia

Seminar by Prof. Tian Feng Felicia on 5 Dec 2023 (Tue) 10:30am to 12:00pm


Congratulations to our PhD student, Bamidele Ola

Field Trip in November (1)

Field Trip to Yuen Long

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Briefing Session on Exchange on 16 Oct 2023 (Mon) 11:30am-12:20 pm

Against Affect and for Emotion (3)

Seminar by Prof. Helena FLAM on 6 Oct 2023 (Fri) 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Long-Run Causal Effects of Single-Sex High Schools on Adult Outcomes in South Korea_1

Seminar by Prof. Park Hyunjoon on 26 Sep 2023 (Tue) 10:30am to 12:00nn


Sociology Elective courses available (Semester 1, 2023-2024)

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HKSA's public lecture by Prof. Annie Chan on "Reflections on Teaching, Researching and Advocating Gender Equality in Hong Kong"

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Audiology 101: Hearing Fundamentals for Better Occupational Health (CCL-recognized event)

Gregory Fayard seminar 20230426- seminar v1

Seminar by Dr. Gregory Michael FAYARD on 26 April 2023 (Wed) (CCL-recognised)

Song Lijun 20230425 v3

Seminar by Dr. SONG Lijun on 25 April 2023 (Tuesday) (CCL-recognised)

Arthur Sakamoto 20230413- seminar v2

Seminar by Prof. Arthur SAKAMOTO on 13 April 2023 (Thu) (CCL-recognised)

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Sociology Resource Guide

Career Talk - Quantitive research 3

Career talk on quantitative research skills

Thematic Talk Series - Health and Society 2

Thematic Talk Series : Health and Society


Doctoral Symposium - The UChicago-Seoul National U-UBC-HKBU Doctoral Symposium

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Doctoral Symposium - Global Perspectives on Social Problems, Policy, and Practice


    Student Development Endowment Fund (SDEF)

    Sharing of Non-local Students

    Best Student Experience

    Faculty Tour


    The Department of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University is home to researchers and teachers who are deeply committed to the development and dissemination of critical knowledge in the service of addressing fundamental sociological questions about the social world. Faculty members are engaged with social issues in the Chinese societies that bear theoretical significance for understanding similar issues in other parts of the world. Some of these sociological inquiries include social network and social capital, family and caregiving, gender and sexuality, social stratification and inequality, kinship and property inheritance, consumption and popular culture, and globalization and development. Our research approach is characterized by methodological breadth and depth, with faculty members engaged in methods ranging from survey, in-depth interviews, ethnography, and archival work...

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