A brief history of our department
The establishment of the Department of Social Studies Education at the National Hualien Teachers College.
The establishment of the Master Program for Social Development at the National Hualien Teachers College.
The combination of the two aforementioned programs into the Department of Social Development at the National Hualien University of Education, offering both undergraduate and masters training.
The relocation of the Department of Social Development into National Dong-Hwa University.
The renaming of the Department of Social Development into the Department of Social and Public Affairs, offering a master’s program in Sociology.
The renaming of the Department of Social and Public Affairs into the Department of Sociology, offering both undergraduate and masters programs.
Separate concentrations in Sociology and Social Enterprise offered at the master’s program.
Our department values training in both the sociological knowledge and attitude. We hope to shape our students into sociological experts capable of critical reflection and social action.
We offer training both at the undergraduate and masters levels.
Our program offers courses in three major areas of the sociological enterprise:
- Basic knowledge: Through courses such as sociology, sociological theory, and social philosophy; we hope to instill in our students a personally relevant and critical understanding of society.
- Applied knowledge: Through courses such as introduction to social work, social marketting, and program for social practice; we hope to enable students to discern and solve real world issues through a sociological vision.
- Social analytics: Through courses such as social research methods, analysis of secondary data, and field research in Eastern Taiwan; we hope to enable students to gather, analyze, and explain social data.