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Curriculum

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Undergraduate Program

 

We here at the Sociology Department strive to give our students an understanding of contemporary societies and diverse exposure to important local and global issues with sociological imagination. In order to give our students a firm understanding of the field, we aim to provide a teaching and learning environment in which students are encouraged to think critically and independently. The diversified courses are designed and structured in such a way to foster these key competencies and skills.

 

A. Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program aims to cultivate fundamental sociological knowledge, rational and critical thinking, concern for humanity and society and sound development of student character. To achieve these goals, undergraduate courses seek to enhance students’ ability in social research. Students have to learn how to collect and organize empirical data step-by-step, and analyze issues critically. Our courses help students use information technology and statistical knowledge, and develop reading and writing proficiency in Chinese and English. We also emphasize leadership and teamwork. These abilities are not only the goals of our department, but also basic necessities in any career path.  We encourage students to take courses in other fields and develop interdisciplinary specialties.     

B. Courses

The required undergraduate courses are grouped around two main concerns: “Understanding of Modern Sociological Theories” and “Understanding of Empirical Analysis.” The elective courses are grouped into the following areas to serve as the basis to enhance professional sociological training and to develop multi-disciplinary specialties:

 (1) Population, Family and Social Stratification 

 (2) Globalization and Social Innovation

                  Selection of Compulsory Courses in the Department of Sociology

Applicable for students registered for the 2010 academic school year

Subject

Required

Specifi-ed Units

 

First Academic Year

Second Academic Year

Third Academic Year

Fourth Academic Year

Remarks (priority courses)

1st Term

2nd Term

1st Term

2nd Term

1st Term

2nd Term

1st Term

2nd Term

Sociology

(with Internships)

Required

6

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits are not given for Internships

Social Statistics

(with Internships)

Required

6

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits are not given for Internships

Social Organizations

Required

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sociological Theory

(with Internships)

Required

6

 

 

3

3

 

 

 

 

Credits are not given for Internships

Social Change

Required

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Social Research Methods

(with Internships)

Required

6

 

 

 

 

3

3

 

 

Credits are not given for Internships

Demography

Core Elective A

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population, Family and Social Stratification

Social Stratification

Core Elective A

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population, Family and Social Stratification

Data Processing in Sociology (with Internships)

Core Elective A

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population, Family and Social StratificationCredits are not given for Internships

Sociology of the Family

Core Elective A

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population, Family and Social Stratification

Study of Sociology in Taiwan

Core Elective A

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Population, Family and Social Stratification

Globalization

Core Elective B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globalization and Social Innovation

Social Psychology

Core Elective B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globalization and Social Innovation

History of Social Thought

Core Elective B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globalization and Social Innovation

Political Sociology

Core Elective B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globalization and Social Innovation

Economic Sociology

Core Elective B

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Globalization and Social Innovation

minimum Graduation Credits: 128  Credits

Specified Regulations for Selection of CoursesCompulsory courses (total of 48 credits)

Students working towards a bachelor’s degree in sociology must complete a minimum of 128 credit units, of which 48 units consist of core courses and core electives. Students are also required to undertake 15 credits of elective courses offered within the Department of Sociology.

Students working towards a bachelors degree in sociology must complete compulsory courses (total of 48 credits),including Required Courses (30 credits) and Core Selectives (18 credits).

Students must complete at least three courses of Core elective A- Population, Family and Social Stratificationand three courses of Core elective B--Globalization and Social Innovation.

Aside from compulsory courses, students must also complete 15 credits of elective courses from the department

No more than 37 credits from other departments or universities can be used toward graduation credit counts.

    Physical Education: Required for first and second year students. Credits will not be given. Credits received from Physical Education courses as an elective course can not be used toward graduation credits.

    Military TrainingCredits received from taking Military Training as an elective course can not be used toward graduation credits..

    Social Services Learning and Practice are required for two terms. No credit will be given.

    Students must pass the English Proficiency Standards.

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