FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2014



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On 12th July 2013, the Dean's Office, FASS, Sociology Society and the Department of Sociology co-organized an inaugural post-Commencement Graduation Dinner for their graduating students. That evening was a special occasion in the life of the Sociology graduands as it celebrated their transition into an important new phase of life and allowed them to spend a memorable evening together as the NUS Sociology Class of 2013 cohort.


This event attracted around 90 guests, including graduands, their loved ones, as well as Faculty members. Graduands who attended the dinner were warmly welcomed with commencement gifts kindly sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Sociology department. An ensuing buffet-style dinner comprising 3 different food stations was then accompanied by a special guitar and singing performance delivered by 2 graduands, Stephanie and James. They belted out a list of songs, providing much quality entertainment for the night. The graduands even joined in towards the end of the evening, singing the mashup of classic tunes ‘Graduation’ and ‘Forever Young’.

A/P Paulin Straughan, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was the guest of honour for the event. She spoke with glowing pride about the class of graduating students and the promise of their future. She encouraged the graduands to stay connected, keep ablaze the culture of excellence and service which has defined our alma mater for more than a century, and wished them all the very best in their future endeavours.


This memorable event provided graduands the precious chance to get together and interact with their peers as well as mentors one final time before heading off into working life. The graduands were able to mingle with the Professors informally and take numerous photos which will prove to be precious keepsakes down the road. In sum, the event acted as the perfect closure to an invaluable 4 years of the graduands’ lives in NUS Sociology.

By Chong Huilin (President, Sociology Society) & Woo Wee Meng (NUS Sociology Class of 2013)


Welcome to one of the most exciting departments in the University! Our department is made up of both sociologists and anthropologists, who will introduce you to new and fascinating ways to understand the world around you. Our course offerings for undergraduates are very wide ranging and interesting, helping students to understand the institutions that make up their society, such as those of education, health, the media, the family, finance or religion. Our courses also allow students to explore the social world through examinations of power, ritual, emotions, sports, food, popular culture, or tourism. We will equip you with the tools to think critically about the world around you by helping you to reflect on the role of gender in your life, or question what is deviant and what is normal. Whether you want to major in sociology or just broaden your mind by exploring some of our courses, you will find a diverse and fascinating range of modules that await you in the exciting world of Sociology!
- A/P Maribeth Erb, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair

Revisions to programme requirements for undergraduates

* Major in Sociology (including Honours)
* Second Major in Sociology
* Minor in Sociology
* Minor in Cultural Studies in Asia
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