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 behaviours 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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Course Guidelines for 2022-23 are now uploaded on the department website. Students from different cohorts (Year 1 to Year 4, and Year 2 Entry and Year 3 Entry) can download their respective Guidelines for the coming academic year.

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Dr. GAO Chong has invited Dr. Ka-Kin CHEUK to give a public lecture on October 28, 2022. Dr. CHEUK is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology in the Department of Chinese and History at the City University of Hong Kong the City University of Hong Kong. In this lecture, Dr. Cheuk explores how strategic use of both formal and informal money transactions make the international trade between Indian traders and Chinese suppliers workable.

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Dr. Gigi Lam recently published a journal article "An evaluation of community care services for the elderly in Hong Kong" in the journal, Public Administration and Policy (Scopus cite score tracker 2022: 1.7).

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