Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Sociology

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level


Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


People move through life in a set of socially structured institutions like the family,
education, work and eldership. How are we shaped by the society around us? What part can we play
in shaping our society? How have sociologists tried to make sense of the society around us in which
our everyday experience is located? What is the sociological imagination? How does it help us to go
beneath surface appearances to better understand what is happening? The course introduces students
to major ways in which sociologists have grappled to make sense of historically dynamic society inan increasingly globalized context.
DP requirements: Completion of all written tests, essays and assignments.
Assessment: Coursework (incorporating tutorial exercises, assignments and tests) counts 50%; one
two-hour examination counts 50% of the final mark.

*Course content subject to change