Message from the Head of Department

(Prof. Yuet-wah Cheung)

Sociology is an interesting discipline that examines how the structures and processes of groups, organizations and societies influence the values and behviours of individuals and their social interaction. It investigates a range of social institutions, including the family, school, workplace, religion, government, and economy, using sociological concepts and theories to analyze social phenomena pertaining to social institutions and social life in the context of social change. Findings of sociological research oftentimes have social impact and policy implications.

How is sociology taught and learned in our Department? What is the uniqueness of our Department among sociology departments in other universities in Hong Kong? How will our curriculum benefit students in not only providing academic training, but also enhancing their employability in the workplace? We welcome you to browse our website for more details.  (Read more)

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Dr. Gigi Lam wrote an article about an analysis of vaccine hesitancy of the elders in Hong Kong with a 4As approach. This article was posted in Shue Yan Column of Wenweipo for promoting our department to secondary school students and AD/HD students.

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Info Day 2021 was hold on Nov 5-6. Prof. Cheung Yuet-Wah introduced the strength of our Sociology program, including its concentrations, "Entrepreneurship and Community" and "Culture, Heritage and Innovation", which enhances students' employability in the workplace. Dr. Gigi Lam also had an interactive chat with student, and introduced the connection between sociology and community.

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Dr. Veronica Mak recently published a journal article “Technologies and Dietary Change: The Pharmaceutical Nexus and the Marketing of Anti-aging Functional Food in a Chinese Society” in Food and Foodways.

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