Bachelor of Sociology, Major Code: 7310301, Standard Program
- 1. Overview of the program
Sociology is a discipline for analyzing social phenomena, social criticism finding the cause of unstable social phenomena. For example, the issue of violence is gradually becoming normal in many places; the downgrade of education; social inequality is increasingly tense; non-cultural acts become rude, crime increases; or current corruption, etc…are social phenomena that need to be studied. Theorically, Vietnamese society needs a lot of sociologists to analyse social phenomena and contribute to more effective social management in the current development phase.
The training program in Sociology is designed with reference to National University of Singapore (NUS), aiming to provide students with interdisciplinary social science knowledge.Teaching methods: Lecturers act as instructors, creating opportunities for students to think independently and critically.through interactive exercises, presentations, reading and summarizing documents and writing essays, participate in seminars and scientific research; Lecturers focus on applying theoretical knowledge to specific tasks that students can do after graduation. Therefore, in addition to attending classes, students can practice, apprentice in organizations/agencies which usessocial knowledge for nearly 50% of the total time of the course.
1.2 Career opportunities
"Where do we could work after graduation?" This is a broad question. However, depending on the area in which the sociologist could work:
• Center for public opinion research (in positions: expert, research, coordinators and analysts in research projects, etc.);
• Marketing, advertising and public relations department ( customer advisors, experts and copywriters, etc.);
• NGOs, associations and centers (in the position of project coordinators, experts, etc.);
• Public administrations (experts, advisors, analysts, etc.). The jod requires specific skills: writing proposals for development projects; designing survey; collecting, analyzing and writing reports on field work; writing reports to government agencies in policy making, giving technical assistance and advice in population surveys, analyzing national data surveys on population, living standards, socio-economy, ... ;
• Mass media and publishing (journalists, writers or columnists, and editors, etc.).
- 2. Learning outcomes of the program
The program’s output standard (POS) is the starting point of the program design and is constructed according to a rigorous, scientific process, reflecting the vision, mission of the university, the faculty; and consistent with training objectives, as well as stakeholders’ needs .
Program output standard will be concretized according to the principle of " compatible with orientation" to courses in step-by-step; to help learners gain professional qualifications & capacity in knowledge, skills, attitudes and career responsibilities after completing the training program. The content of the program also enhances group learning activities, students’ habit of actively learning and creative thinking to be proactive and ready for development opportunities.
Program outcome standard are committed by the University to learners, society and published on the Website.
- 3. The undergraduate program
The training program is a system of theoretical and practical knowledge that is designed synchronously with the method of teaching, learning and evaluating learning outcomes; to help learners accumulate knowledge, gain the necessary competencies according to the published output standards corresponding to the university level. The design of training program of Ton Duc Thang University is compatible with the program of the world's top 100 universities according to the rankings of QS and THE but adjusted to suit the reality conditions in Vietnam and the training target of Ton Duc Thang University.
Periodically, the school reviews and evaluates the training program to ensure that the learners meet the requirements of society in terms of professionalism after graduation as well as update the changes in technology and new business methods... This process has the full participation of key stakeholders including: scientists, employers, alumni, students, and lecturers. The TOP 100 program has been taught by the school since 2015 to train human resources to meet the labor market and global integration trend; help learners more active and self-study; approaching the latest training ground in the world.
The training programs are published through student portal and public on the university’s website.
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