The relationship between the economy and society, or between the economic and the social, is a theme that has long interested sociologists. This course explores the relationship between economy and society by asking what a sociological perspective brings to our understanding of economic processes and economic organizations.
Labor sociology is an applied sociological course aiming at analyzing structure, function and mechanism of workers’ social labor activities using sociological theories and methodologies. Main contents of Labour Sociology include five aspects according to the characteristics of workers’ labor activities: worker, occupation, work organization, labor relation and labor social problems .Research on Labour Sociology covers three main perspectives, from the mic-level , main research focus on workers’ attitude, behavior, quality, capability and socialization; workers’ occupational choices, career, mobility and occupational prestigue,etc. and their relation with social development; From Meso-level of organization, main research focus on work organization, labor relation, labor institution, organizational culture; From mac-level, main research focus on labor social problems and the relation of individual, organization and society.
This course examines the institutional framework of China’s rural society and its operation in practice. We will focus on the structural characteristics, social change, and challenges of rural society in modern times.
This is an overview of population and social demography intended to familiarize students with key concepts, major debates, and recent research. Topics will be a balanced mixture of academic interest, contemporary relevance, and policy concern. Along the way, the class will introduce methods and data sources used in the study of population and social demography. Readings will include academic publications that are examples of classic or recent work in key issues of population or social demography. Students should come away with the class with an awareness of the range of issues considered in population studies and social demography, a basic understanding of relevant data and methods, and an ability to read articles related to population in an informed and critical fashion.
Social Stratification and Social Mobility
1 To help you clarify and expand your questions about social stratification, social
inequality, and social class;
2 to help you develop your own theory of class stratification;
3 to help you apply some of the concepts and knowledge of social stratification, social
inequality, and social class to your own life experiences;
4 to help you better understand changes in social stratification, social inequality, and
5 to encourage you to consider ways in which class inequality might be reduced; and
6 to encourage you to read critically, to think analytically, and to write clearly.
Urban phenomenon has been an very important part of human beings’ civilization. Along with the development of the urbanization in the whole world wide, the urban studies also gain its important role in the sociological study area. How the city phenomena grows up and falls, how the urban is constructed and works, how to put the urban life in a meaningful way and how to understand the future of city are the key topics of this course. This course will focus on the basic questions, important topics, major theories, and the basic method of study urban area, trying to make a general description and introduction of urban sociology.
History of Western Social Thoughts
This course attempts to teach and discuss the social thought of those main thinkers in Western history, so that students have a basic understanding of the generation and development of social thought in Western countries before the birth of modern sociology; to develop the student`s theoretical vision, so that students have an ability to sociological thinking in a broader theoretical and historical background. The Social thought of many great thinkers from ancient Greece to modern society will be taught and discussed in this course, including the Social thought of many great thinkers in the ancient Greek and Roman, the Social thought of many great thinkers in the Middle Ages and the Social thought of many great thinkers in the modern period.
History of Chinese Social Thoughts
This course examines the meaning and development of Chinese social thought in the context of Chinese society’s transformation and explores the native cultural resources for China’s sociological development.
Introduction to Sociology
This course is designed to introduce students to foundemental concepts, theories and methods in sociology. It will also focus on helping students to learn major topics and perspectives in sociological research in China and wordwide, strengthening their professional identity as well as building a sense of social responsibility
Methods of Social Survey and Social Research
This course--Methods of Social Survey and Social Research is designed for finding and solving kinds of social problems, providing the basic principles､programs､methods and applications of social research methods.
The main methods of social science research are statistical survey method､Field study method､Experimental method and Method of literature. This course is going to leading students to study and use those four methods, setting up the basement of their future study of special fields in social science.
Sociology of Development
This course introduces students to problems of inequality in wealth and welfare from a global, comparative, and historical perspective. The causes and consequences of inequalities among countries will be examined.
Sociology of Organization
This course will discuss organization studies in sociology. It will start with common organization phenomena, cutting in with concepts, research approaches, and chain of relationships in organizations, such as individual and organization, organization and society. Major themes will be covered: basics of organization studies in sociology, paradigms, research mainstream, and possible ways for the future.
Designed for Japanese learners after the first year, this course focuses on major aspects of Japanese society, including politics, economy, and culture. After taking the systematic course students will obtain a basic and comprehensive knowledge of Japanese society, and an indispensable knowledge infrastructure will be built for further study.
The course has since served pre-graduate level foundational training for new-generation anthropologists. History of the discipline, research subjects, methodology, changing theorizations, sub-disciplines, Chinese anthropology, and political and academic implications of anthropological knowledge have been the core contents of the course.
Western Sociological Theory
Classical Sociological Theory and Modern Sociological Theory attempt to give a fundamental mapping of key figures, works and concepts of sociological theory, by tracing some mainlines, problematics and characters of European sociological theory from 1930’s to the contemporary "post- era”, and to build up the basic ability of reading sociological theoretical texts.
International law is the law of nations. Countries are subject to international law in much the same way that people are subject to domestic law. It imposes specific obligations and rights on nations, just as domestic law imposes them on individuals. Its purpose is similar to that of domestic law: eliminate international disorder by stipulating how states should behave towards each other.
Methodology of Social Science
This course primarily focuses on the fundamental logic, research process, and some basic research methods of doing empirical studies in social sciences. In so doing, it aims to help students evaluate others’ academic works and successfully carry out their own research.
Statistic Package for Social Science
This course provides an overview of the widely-used statistical methods in scientific research and the fundamentals of using the SPSS Base System. The course introduces the interfaces and functions of SPSS and teaches the skills necessary to perform a variety of statistical analyses with both user-friendly interface and syntax. The topics of this course include an overview of SPSS, managing data, creating and editing charts and tables, describing variables, conducting t tests, one-way ANOVA, multi-way ANOVA, correlation, regression and advanced statistical methods like nonparametric analyses, factor analysis, reliability analysis and etc. This course has a companion course "SPSS advanced statistics – laboratory”, which is to be taken at the same time.
Analytical Techniques of Data
The course mainly forcus on basic principles of data analysis and use data analyisis techinic as a tool to do research on sociological issues. Main topics including basic knowledge of SPSS, data input, data management,data clean,and how to use "Frequencies,Descriptives,Explore, Crosstabs, Means, T-Test, ANOVA, Correlate,Regression,and Plot " to do sociological research.
Introduction to Social Work
This is an introductory course mainly designed for the students in the field of sociology and social work, aiming to load the students with fundamental background, concepts, theories, methods and future trend of social work as a helping profession in a changing social context. The four-credit course will be mainly taught through lectures, group discussions, case analysis and student-oriented learning activities. In the process of classroom teaching, the lecturer will spend majority of time on introducing the history of social work profession, social welfare institution, values and ethics of social work, human behaviors and social environment, social work theories, social work methods and leading the students to deepen their understanding the ethics, skills and knowledge base of social work profession. More important, this course will also highlight the significance of developing social work profession in China.