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About Us

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About the Department

 
Department of Applied Sociology (Bachelor and Master Programs in Sociology; Master Program in Sociology of Education)
 
Welcome to the Department of Applied Sociology. Amongst the oldest departments at Nanhua University in Chiayi, today we remain committed to providing top quality teaching and research with impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere. In Applied Sociology, you will be taught by researchers at the forefront of their field. We are well known for our outstanding teaching, with our teaching consistently rated excellent by students. We welcome applicants who share our passion for advancing our understanding of a diverse and fast-changing social world.
Nanhua Applied Sociology provides BA programs in Sociology and Social Work and MA programs in Sociology and Sociology of Education. Offering the first MA program for Sociology of Education in Taiwan, and arguably in Chinese-speaking regions, our SE program has played a key role in establishing and developing the discipline since 1997. As the first Sociology department in southern Taiwan we have a proud tradition of creative and foundational work doing some of the most innovative and relevant research. And because all our teaching staff are active in research we teach the very latest in contemporary Sociology with a particular reference to Taiwanese society. You can study topics ranging from Media and Culture to Work and Body, from Cultural Psychology to Deviant Behaviors, taking in Disability, Democracy, Food, Gender, Humor, Religion, Music, Social Justice or Youth Sub-culture along the way. Diverse in interests, methodologies, theories, and politics, the faculty and students at Sociology program are unified in their intensity of intellectual commitment, in their attempt to combine rigorous inquiry with mutual intellectual respect, and in their aspiration to continuously reimagine sociology as a framework for social inquiry.
Our undergraduate Social Work program is recognized as a vibrant combination of professional education and academic courses delivered with an emphasis on developing applicable expertise that is grounded in an understanding of theory, policy and practice. The strong collaboration between Sociology and Social Work staff will provide you with many opportunities to develop your sociological understanding and equip you with skills highly valued by potential employers.  We also work closely with a range of partner organizations within social work settings and in multi-disciplinary contexts across the health, social care, and education sectors. We are strongly committed to service user participation, and drawing from the expertise of those who have used social work services.
Sociology is a highly marketable qualification offering entry to a wide range of occupations and postgraduate courses. Graduates from Nanhua have successfully pursued careers in a wide range of fields including accounting, banking and finance, law, management, teaching, government, publication, social work, voluntary agencies, retail and market research.
We look forward to welcoming you to Nanhua University to our innovative BA programs in Sociology and Social Work and MA programs in Sociology and Sociology of Education.
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