中大社會學 #CUHKSociology

中大社會學:探求知識之旅
A Journey of Knowledge Seeking

4年大學生活是人生一趟重要的知識探求之旅。我們嘗試以「探求」的英文——S-E-E-K——的每一個字母,配上一組英文詞語,介紹中大社會學特色。

University life is an important stage of life and a journey of knowledge seeking. What will you find from Sociology at CUHK? Each of the four letters in the word “seek,” S-E-E-K, represents a feature of our programme.

 s2 Stretching out 延伸你的視野

全球一體化下,我們同時重視延伸同學的國際視野及培育本土關懷。

  • 社會學系彈性的選課設計,令同學更容易於第2或第3學年參與海外學術交流,或報讀感興趣的副修科目,在學習的過程中學會規劃及掌握自己的生涯歷程。
  • 本系同時提供獎學金暑期實習等機會,擴展學生對本土研究及各地社會的經驗,培養獨立的工作能力。
  • 當然,我們來自世界各地知名大學的社會學家將堅持不懈地開拓及豐富同學的學科知識。
  • 本系現時有約八成的科目以英語授課,同學在修畢社會學這全球性學科時,定能以更穩紮的的語文知識基礎面向世界

We focus on stretching students’ international horizon and cultivating their care for local community.

  • Our flexible programme design facilitates overseas exchange and enrollment in minor subjects.
  • Scholarships and internship opportunities are offered to extend students’ academic and independent work experience in other societies.
  • Sociologists from world-renowned universities have joined us as faculty to inspire students.
  • Thus, CUHK Sociology students usually graduate with extensive knowledge and higher language skills.
 e2-1 Empowered by knowledge 以知識賦權

我們深信知識能為個人充權。對社會具有抱負的同學,可先修讀社會學去理解社會是如何運作,以社會學獨特透徹的觀點分析社會現象,在破除迷思之餘探索社會的多元性。

  • 我們曾開設的學科涵蓋社會現象的各個層面,由學習社會運動理論到進行警政研究,從探討科層組織的鐵籠效應,到理解社會企業如何創造社會資本,社會學系提供了最佳的知識平台予同學提升對社會的多角度認知,從而作出知情的決定。
  • 除了開設4個專修範圍(Concentration Areas),包括「社會研究」、「中國研究」、「社會學與通識教育」、和「犯罪、法律與社會」,我們更鼓勵學生從事跨學科發展,與法律學院合辦了 社會科學學士(社會學、法學博士)雙學位(Double Degree)課程,及與新聞與傳播學院合辦了雙主修(Double Major)課程

Knowledge empowers. Students with visions are especially fit to study sociology to learn first how a society functions. Commonsense can be easily debunked with the analytical and critical lens of sociology.

  • We cultivate the appreciation for social diversity by providing the best platform to understand a society from diverse perspectives – from the study of social movements and protests to that of policing; from examining the ‘iron cage’ of bureaucracy to social capital of social enterprise.
  • In addition to our four Concentration Areas: Social Research; China Studies; Sociology and Liberal Studies; Crime, Law and Society, we have also offered a BSSc (Sociology)–Juris Doctor double-degree with the Faculty of Law, and a double-major option in Sociology and Journalism and Communication in conjunction with the School of Journalism.
 e2-2 Eagerness to teach and learn 熱切的學術氛圍

我們特別强調雙向互動的學術傳承。

  • 「社會學入門」Approaching Sociology這一科一班熱衷教學的資深教授,以大約十人一班的導修模式,親自引領新生認識社會學。在中大社會學系的學術薰陶下,同學將同時培育出熱切尋求知識的個性,及發展恊作完成學術課題的能力。
  • 任教的老師更會成為同學本科修業的指導Mentor),在課餘討論社會百態,交流人生閱歷
  • 我們除了提供一貫的多元學習環境如小組導修,田野考察等,亦正銳意發展「網上學習平台」(e-Learning platform) ,以嶄新教學方法把社會學帶給同學及大眾。

We emphasize mutual and interactive academic exchange.

  • Senior professors will directly engage students in ‘Approaching Sociology’ – a small-class course that is uniquely designed to guide freshmen to navigate the first year of study.
  • Students will develop proactive character towards knowledge-seeking, and collaborative capacity to work with others in academic assignments.
  • Aside from the diverse learning experiences like tutorials and seminars, we have developed e-Learning platforms to bring sociology to students and the wider world.
 k2 Knowledgeable 博學精通

冒求令同學能達至博學精通,我們極注重專業化及制度化的知識學習過程。

  • 中大社會學系課程層級遞進,初年級同學將先修讀各社會學理論獲得前沿知識(knowledge acquisition),然後進行嚴格的方法學訓練,掌握研究方法技能,包括學習思考及發問。
  • 高年級同學若選修畢業論文(senior Thesis)或導向研究(Directed Studies),有機會師從在各研究領域有卓越科研成果的本系教授,在辨明所研究之社會現象後應用所學(knowledge application)。
  • 同學畢業前均已具備知識轉移(knowledge transfer)的能力,因此中大社會學系畢業生常見活躍於社會各個公營或私營領域,包括社會企業、新聞工作、媒體出版、通識教育、商業機構,及各政府部門例如香港機場管理局等,亦有畢業生選擇修讀深造課程。

Our well designed programme structure reflects our devotion to professionalizing and institutionalizing the learning of sociology.

  • Students will acquire sociological knowledge in junior years, and progress to rigorous training of methodological skills (knowledge acquisition).
  • Senior year students opting for either Senior Thesis or Direct Studies will have an opportunity to work with professors, many of whom have globally influential research output (knowledge application).
  • Through these, our graduates are ready to transfer their knowledge to wider sectors (knowledge transfer). This explains why CUHK Sociology alumni are active with high visible presence in both public and private sectors like social enterprises, journalism and media, liberal studies, commercials, and the government.