BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology and BSocSc (Hons) in China Studies (Sociology Concentration)

Programme Aims

BSocSc (Hons) in Sociology

 

  1. To illuminate the complex patterns of relationships among individuals, groups, and larger social structures in a cross-cultural perspective;

  2. To enhance the understanding of continuities and changes at the local, regional and global levels;

  3. To provide a comprehensive and integrated understanding of Chinese cultures and societies;

  4. To enable students to appreciate the complexities of Hong Kong society in all its manifestations;

  5. To cultivate abilities and creativity in independent research and theoretical investigation;

  6. To develop critical thinking skills adequate for academic inquiry and everyday problem-solving;

  7. To enable students to acquire and apply such transferable practical skills as problem identification, argument formulation, evidence gathering, analytical logic, teamwork, information technology and communication ability suitable for a wide variety of professional careers in civil service, social service, education and business sectors;

  8. To encourage an enthusiasm for life-long learning which in some instances will lead to postgraduate studies;

  9. To train students to appreciate and respect human diversity, and recognize the significance of cultural and social differences; and

  10. To enable students to conduct and complete a research project independently.

 

BSocSc (Hons) in China Studies (Sociology Concentration)

 

  1. The illumination of the complex pattern of relationships among individuals, groups and larger social structures, in a cross-cultural perspective;

  2. The enhancement of an understanding of the dynamic interaction of various institutions of society as these affect and are affected by social change;

  3. The appreciation of the complexities of transitional modern Chinese society in all its manifestations;

  4. The thorough preparation appropriate for postgraduate studies in Sociology or a related discipline; and

  5. The critical acquisition and application of such transferable skills as problem identification, argument formulation, evidence gathering, analytical logic, teamwork and communication ability suitable for a wide variety of professional careers in public administration, social service, education, civil service and business.