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.

Our History

Fall 2007

In collaboration with the Department of Education Studies, the Department offered the double degree program in Sociology (BSocSc (Hons)) and Liberal Studies Teaching (BEd (Hons)).

Fall 2005

The Department collaborated with the Department of Education Studies in offering the Liberal Studies concentration in two postgraduate programs, namely Master of Education (Part time) and Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Education Course - Subject Teaching and Subject Knowledge Stream.

Fall 2003

The Department joined with Economics, Geography, and History to offer the Master of Social Sciences (Contemporary China Studies) Program.

Fall 1999

The BAASS (Hons) program was devoluted. The program of BA (Hons) in Sociology was changed to BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology.

Fall 1995

The final cohort of students was admitted to the Conversion Program.