The School of Social Sciences offers programmes - BSocSci (Hons), minor courses, and Graduate degrees up to the PhD level.
The BSocSci (Hons) in Sociology is a four-year degree programme for undergraduates interested in pursuing a Major in Sociology at NTU. Students taking up Sociology as a Minor are encouraged to read courses which complement their interests and open up new intellectual horizons. Those interested in graduate studies can find the information they need under the graduate programme link.
A degree in Sociology at NTU provides graduates with a vast array of job opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Sociology majors are valued for their critical thinking and analytical skills. They also benefit from an in-depth understanding of social organisations, culture and other social phenomena.
The curriculum provides an intellectually stimulating and rigorous experience for students. The academic foundation consists of three core areas: Economy, Technology and Society; Culture, Self and Identity; and Organisations and Organisational Change. It provides both breadth of exposure and depth of engagement that emphasizes both theoretical reasoning and empirical analysis. Students should graduate with not just a body of knowledge and skills but also a 'sociological imagination' that will enable them to make the critical and creative difference in the workplace and in society.Key features of our programme include:
- Stimulating courses, providing both breadth of exposure and depth of engagement
- Immersion in all core substantive areas and research methodologies
- Training and practice in analytical thinking and empirical reasoning
- Informed investigations of Singapore society, Asian societies, and beyond
- Critical perspectives on social change at the local, regional, and global levels.
|AY2021-2022, Semester 2|
|Course Code||Course Title||Coordinators|
|HS2002||Doing Social Research||Tan Joo Ean|
|HS2003||Economy and Society||Zhan Shaohua|
|HS2014||The Changing Family||Shirley Sun|
|HS2019||Sociology of Science and Technology||Sulfikar Amir|
|HS2023||Environmental Sociology||Md Saidul Islam|
|HS3002||Understanding Social Statistics||Premchand Dommaraju|
|HS3004||Cities and Urban Life||Nurul Amillin|
|HS3018||Sociology of Gender||Teo You Yenn|
|HS4001||Research Practicum I: Qualitative Social Research||Stephen Campbell|
|HS4002||Research Practicum II: Quantitative Social Research||Lee Hyo Jung|
|HS4023||Sociology Of Risk & Crisis||Sulfikar Amir|
|HS4026||Gods, Ghosts & Ancestors: Explorations in Chinese Religions||Francis Lim|
|HS4027||Cultural Politics of Development and The Environment||Md Saidul Islam|
|HS4034||Innovation, Ideology, and Inequality||Ian Rowen|
|HS4035||Sociology of Ageing||Lee Hyo Jung|
|HS4039||Medical Sociology||Shannon Ang|
|HS4040||Language & Social Interaction||K.K Luke|
|HS4090||Honours Seminar in Current Sociology||Elvin Xing Yifu|
|HU1001||Introduction to Geography||Ye Junjia|
|HU2003||The Geographies of Uneven Development||Ye Junjia|
|HU2004||Borders, Power, And Culture||Ian Rowen|
|Courses marked with * are electives.|
For further information on course coordinators and course content, please go to Course Descriptions and Faculty.
HS0301 Environmental Sustainability (pdf)
HS1001 Person and Society (pdf)DownloadHS1001 Person and Society (107 KB)
HS1002 Singapore Society In Transition (pdf)
HS1003 Social Problems in a Global Context (pdf)
HS2001 Classical Social Theory (pdf)
HS2002 Doing Social Research (pdf)DownloadHS2002 Doing Social Research (139 KB)
HS2003 Economy and Society (pdf)DownloadHS2003 Economy and Society (129 KB)
HS2004 Culture Self and Identity (pdf)
HS2005 Organizations and Organizational Change (pdf)
HS2007 Understanding Globalization (pdf)
HS2008 Social Class and Inequality (pdf)
HS2009 Sociology of the Life Course (pdf)
HS2011 Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations (pdf)
HS2013 Migration & Multiculturalism (pdf)
HS2014 The Changing Family (pdf)DownloadHS2014 The Changing Family (104 KB)
HS2015 Education and Society (pdf)DownloadHS2015 Education and Society (265 KB)
HS2019 Sociology of Science and Technology (pdf)
HS2020 Gender, Race and Technology (pdf)
HS2022 Population and Society (pdf)
HS2023 Environmental Sociology (pdf)
To obtain Honours (Highest Distinction & Distinction), students must complete their graduation projects.
Graduation Project (GP) (8 AUs) is undertaken during a student’s final year or when the student has fulfilled the below requirements. The GP is to be conducted over two consecutive semesters in NTU.
Students with CGPA of 3.90 and above must complete the GP.
Students who do not do the GP are to take two 4000-level courses to fulfill the 8 AUs requirement.
GP Guidelines for students starting in January 2022
(For students starting the GP in January, we strongly advise that you do not to take up internships during the summer break as it often adversely affects students' ability to complete the GP on time.)
GP Guidelines for students starting in August 2021
• DR-NTU Submission Guidelines: https://libguides.ntu.edu.sg/c.php?g=926884&p=6695137
• For any enquires on DR-NTU submission, please email email@example.com
The following modules are part of a common pool of Interdisciplinary Major-PEs that all SSS students can register for, regardless of their offering Programme with effect from Semester 2, AY2016-2017.
|Offering Programme||Existing Courses|
HH1007 The Making of Civilizations
HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science
HC3001 Modern Chinese Literature (will remain as Core for CHIN students)
(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)
HC3003 Southeast Asian Chinese (will remain as Core for CHIN students)
(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology (will remain as Core for PSY students)
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (will remain as Core for PSY students)
HA3010 Mass Media and Public Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)
HA3016 China's Foreign Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)
HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods
(will remain as Core for ECON students)
HE9092 Economic Theory (Pre-req: HE9091)
HS2007 Understanding Globalization (Pre-req: HS1001)
HS2028 Graying society: Issues and Challenges (Pre-req: HS1001)
HY1001 Introduction to Philosophy (will remain as Core for PHIL students)
HY3001 Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death
HG1001 Fundamentals of Linguistics: Mind and Meaning
(will remain as Core for LMS students)
HG2020 Language in Society (will remain as Core for LMS students)
HL1001 Introduction to the Study of Literature
HL1005 Singaporean Literature and Culture (Pre-req: HL1001)
Please note that:
- Students are allowed to take not more than 2 courses from the common pool of Major-PEs courses as substitute of their own Major-PEs.
- A waiver of the pre-requisites will be granted to students who wish to register any of these 18 modules. They will be advised that they need to put in more effort when attempting higher level courses in the list with pre-requisite.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE USE OF CALCULATORS IN EXAMINATIONS:
All calculators that are to be brought into the examination halls must be registered by the School.
School of Social Sciences students are required to get their calculators registered at the SSS Undergraduate Office at any time during the following hours:
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Friday, excluding public holiday)
Venue : SSS-01-02 (SSS Undergraduate Office counter)
However, if you have already registered your calculator previously and the seal is not broken, you do not have to register it again.
Re-registering of Calculator is required only if you are using a new calculator or the seal on your current calculator has broken.
Please remember that all calculators that are brought into the exam halls are to have the School's seal on it.
Please read carefully the Rules of Governing the Use of Calculators at Examinations.
Graphic calculators are allowed for use in the new GCE 'A' Level Curriculum from 2006. For consistency, the University will allow the use of graphic calculators with effect from S1 AY 2006-07 examinations.
Students are responsible for clearing any information and/or programs stored in the graphic calculators before the examination.