Undergraduate Programme Requirements

Students who would like to major in Sociology under the Faculty of Arts and Social Science should have a strong interest in the subject, and good results at the G.C.E. 'A' Levels, including General Paper. To apply or make inquiries, please visit the Office of Admissions.

Programme Requirements

For 2013-2015 Cohorts programme requirements:

Cohort 2016 onwards
Single Major [B.A.Hons) or [B. Soc.Sci. (Hons.)]

To major in SC, students need to:
1. Pass SC1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
2. Pass at least 84 MCs of SC modules or SC-recognised modules which include the following:
  (1) SC2101 Methods of Social Research
  (2) SC3101 Social Thought and Social Theory
  (3) SC4101 Practising Anthropology and Sociology
  (4) a minimum of ONE from the following alternate essential modules from the basket of methodology modules:
     (i) SC3209 Data Analysis in Social Research
     (ii) SC3213 Ethnographic Analysis of Visual Media
     (iii) SC3221 Qualitative Inquiry
   (5) a minimum of 60 MCs of SC modules at Level-3000 or higher (including modules taken in points (2), (3) (4) above)        with (i) a minimum of 40 MCs at Level-4000 or higher (including SC4101)
   (ii) a maximum of any 2 level-4000 SC-recognised modules
  (6) a maximum of two Level-5000 SC modules (subject to the department's approval)

Note 1: To declare Honours track, students must have completed 110MCs, including 44 MCs in SC major, with a CAP of 3.20 and above.

Note 2: Students who wish to do the Honours Thesis (optional) must have completed 110 MCS including 44 MCS in SC major requirements with a minimum CAP of 3.50 AND SJAP of 4.00. The SJAP is the average grade point of all SC major modules read. The Honours Thesis (HT) is equivalent to 3 level-4000 SC modules (15 modular credits).

Single Major (B.A.)

1. Complete all applicable University-level requirements
2. Pass SC1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
3. Pass at least 44 MCs of SC modules or SC-recognised modules which include the following:
  (1) SC2101 Methods of Social Research
  (2) SC3101 Social Thought and Social Theory
  (3) a minimum of ONE from the following alternate essential modules from the basket of methodology modules:
    (i) SC3209 Data Analysis in Social Research
    (ii) SC3213 Ethnographic Analysis of Visual Media
    (iii) SC3221 Qualitative Inquiry
  (4) a minimum of 20 MCs of SC modules at Level-3000 or higher (See Note 1) (including modules taken in points (2) and     (3) above)
Note 1: Students are allowed to read Level-4000 modules subject to the department's approval.
Please note that:
 (i) once the B.A. degree is conferred, students cannot return to pursue Honours
 (ii) Declaration of major can only be done by students according to timelines set by FASS Dean's Office

For other Cohorts programme requirements:
Cohort 2007-2015

Second Major

1. Pass SC1101E. This will be counted towards the Faculty Core or UE requirements.
2. Pass at least 44 MCs of SC modules or SC-recognised modules which include the following:
  (1) SC2101 Methods of Social Research
  (2) SC3101 Social Thought and Social Theory
  (3) a minimum of ONE from the following alternate essential modules from the basket of methodology modules:
    (i) SC3209 Data Analysis in Social Research
    (ii) SC3213 Ethnographic Analysis of Visual Media
    (iii) SC3221 Qualitative Inquiry
  (4) a minimum of 20 MCs of SC modules at Level-3000 or higher (See Note 1) (including modules taken in points         (2) and (3) above)
Note 1: Students are allowed to read Level-4000 modules subject to the department's approval.

For other Cohorts programme requirements:
Cohort 2006-2015

General Requirements For Minor Programmes

The following regulations apply for both the SC and CS Minor Programmes:
1. Modules read in fulfillment of the Minor Programmes must be graded.
2.Credit transfer of up to 8 MCs is allowed for students who have gone on overseas exchange, subject to the Department/Programme Director’s approval.
3. A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a Major or another Minor. However, the credits can only be counted once.
4. MCs read from UEMs may be used (partially or wholly) to satisfy the minor requirements. However, FASS students will still need to fulfill the MCs required for the UE outside Major requirements.
5. Recognised Minor modules read under Exposure, Breadth and GEM can be used to satisfy minor requirements at the same time. Please note that the Breadth modules must be from outside the student’s Faculty.

SC Minor

Pass at least 24 MCs of SC modules, which inlcude the following:
1. SC1101E Making Sense of Society
2. A minimum of 8 MCs at Level-3000 (excluding GEMs & SS modules offered by the Department)
Note1 : A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements a major or another minor.

Cultural Studies (CX) Minor

1. Students must pass a minimum of 24 MCs of recognised CX Minor modules which must include:
 - SC3224: Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies
2. Five elective modules::
 - (i) A minimum of 8 MCs at Level-2000
 - (ii) A minimum of 8 MCs at Level-3000 (including SC3224 Theory and Practice of Cultural Studies)
Students are limited to taking a maximum of three modules from the same department (outside student’s major).

Note:
  • Students who have read XD3101 Theory and Practice of Cultural Studies prior to AY2010-11 can use it to fulfil the essential requirement of the minor. From AY2010-11, students will read SC3224 Theory and Practice of Cultural Studies to fulfil the essential requirement of the minor.

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