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Ph. D. 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. Doctoral Program

Our doctoral program stresses both theory and empirical research in order to build a basis for advanced study and independent research for future sociology instructors and researchers. Other than basic theoretical and methodological training, the Ph.D. program also requires optional courses in specialized fields. Since 2008, advanced theory and methodological training are also mandatory. Students are required to specialize in two of the three subfields: “Demography and Social Stratification,” “Complex Organization and Civil Society,” and “Globalization and Regional Development.”

The education of Ph.D. students closely reflects the specialties of our faculty. The research ability and academic edge of our doctoral students is enhanced by visiting scholars from internationally renowned universities and academic institutions. To prepare our Ph.D. students to be qualified instructors, we provide the opportunity for Ph.D. students to gain teaching experience by serving as teaching assistant and instructors in select undergraduate courses.

B. Courses

Basic required courses: Sociological Theory, Social Theory, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, and Contemporary Social Research and Critical Thinking. Students are also required to take at least two courses from two of the three subfields:

“Complicated Organization and Social Change,” “Civil Society and Policy Evaluation,” and “Globalization and Regional Development,” as well as at least one course offered by the subfield of “Advanced Theories and Methods.”

Selection of Compulsory Courses in the Ph.D Program in the Department of Sociology

Applicable for students registered for the 2010 academic school year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject

Required

 

 

           

  Collective

Specified Credits

First Academic Year

Second Academic Year

Remarks (priority courses)

 1st term

 2nd term

 1st term

 2nd term

Sociological Theory

Required

3

3

 

 

 

 

Qualitative Research

Required

3

3

 

 

 

 

Quantitative Research

Required

3

 

3

 

 

Sociological Theory

Required

3

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Social Studies and Critique

Required

1

 

1

 

 

Population, Family and Social Stratification

Elective

 

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ˇ

ˇ

ˇ

Globalization and Social Innovation

Elective

 

ˇ

ˇ

ˇ

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Graduate Credits: 35 Credits (Required :13 credits; Core Collective: 14 credits; maximum credits from other departments or universities will that the Department recognizes: 8 credits )

Specified Regulations for Selection of Courses

²  Students must complete at least 14 credits of core electives courses of Core elective APopulation, Family and Social Stratificationand core elective BGlobalization and Social Innovation.

²  Core Electives are determined by the Department.

 

      PhD students graduated from the department’s Master’s Program who have already taken

Sociological Theory can be exempt from this course. In exchange, they must select 3 credit units from Selected Readings of classics in sociology as a required course 



 

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