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)
Professor Selina Chan, Chair of Department's Graduate Programmes Committee and Director of University Research, and Professor YW Cheung, Head of Department, visited Shenzhen University on April 12, 2019
Research grants of almost $6M were received by the Department of Sociology when grant application results were announced in September 2019
Professor Cheung Yuet-wah, Head of Department, is co-author of the article entitled “School characteristics, strain, and adolescent delinquency: A test of macro-level strain theory.” in Asian Journal of Criminology 2019