Second Major in Sociology

The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers Second Major programmes to its students and its sister schools. Students who qualify will have the option of pursuing a second major within SSS (Economics, Public Policy and Global Affairs, Psychology or Sociology), or a second major within SoH (Chinese, English, History, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, or Philosophy) or a second major in Communication Studies offered by the School of Communication and Information.

The Second Major programme will allow SSS students to take advantage of the synergies between two disciplines – for example, English Literature and Communication Studies; Psychology and Sociology; or Economics and Business. It is an excellent programme for students who can cope with the rigour. Students can go beyond their narrow specialisation and acquire the depth and breadth of a multi-disciplinary education. Graduates with such training are becoming increasingly attractive to employers.

Second Major students will graduate with a BSocSci (Hons) degree in their First Major. The Second Major will be shown on the final transcript.

To read Sociology as the second Major, students must have a GPA of 4.0 and above at the point of application.

5 Core Subjects (15 AUs)

HS1001 Person and Society
HS2002 Doing Social Research
HS2001 Classical Social Theory
HS3001 Contemporary Social Theory
HS3002 Understanding Social Statistics

6 Prescribed Electives (20 AUs)
At least TWO Prescribed Electives must be HS4xxx courses

Economy, Technology and Social Change
HS2007  Understanding Globalization
HS2008  Social Class and Inequality
HS2019  Science, Technology and Society
HS2022  Social Demography
HS2023  Environmental Sociology
HS3004  Cities and Urban Life
HS3015  Development and Social Change
HS4007  Sociology of Entrepreneurship
HS4015  Sociology of Reproduction
HS4023  Sociology of Risk and Crisis
HS4031  Global Cities
Culture, Identity and Social Relations
HS2011  Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations
HS2012  Sociology of Language
HS2017  Social Psychology
HS2018  Media and Society
HS3007  Religion and Society
HS3017  Sociology of Tourism
HS4014  New Media and Social Relations 
Politics, Social Institutions and Collective Behaviour
HS2014 The Changing Family 
HS2015 Education and Society 
HS2026 Deviance and Society 
HS3011 Power, Politics and the State 
HS3014 Health, Medicine and Society 
HS3018 Sociology of Gender 
HS3019 Sexuality and Society 
HS4008 Social Institutions of Contemporary China 
HS4016 Social Movements 
HS4019 Body, Self and Society
HS4021 Postcolonial Sexuality
HS4026 God, Ghosts and Ancestors: Explorations in Chinese Religion
HS4029 Magic, Witchcraft and Shamanism
HS4030 Social Science Fiction
Contemporary Social Transformations
HS1002 Singapore Society in Transition 
HS1003 Social Problems in a Global Context 
HS2028 Graying Society: Issues and Challenges 
HS3050 Society and Culture in Southeast Asia 
HS4011 The Self in Southeast Asia
HS4013 Youth cultures and subcultures 
HS4018 Cultural Change: Conceptual, Analytical, and Substantive Approaches
HS4020 Readings in South Asian Society
HS4022 Sociology of Islam in the Malay World
HS4024 Humanitarianism In Question
HS4025 Emotions in Social Context
HS4027 Cultural Politics of Development and the Environment
HS4028 Migration and Development in a Globalizing World
Selected Topics in Sociology
HS4080    Honours Seminar in Applied Sociology 
HS4090    Honours Seminar in Current Sociology   
HS4090X  Honours Seminars 
See Course Description Page for the full course list.