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Capstone project in criminology

SOCI4096

1st semester

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  • The Capstone Project is a six-credit compulsory course for major students in a sociological subject to be offered in the final year of study. It aims to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their sociological knowledge and skills through a series of workshop, class discussion, student presentations, portfolio work and experiential learning. The Capstone Project should normally be undertaken in a small group of two or three students. Students will be allocated a supervisor who will help them identify a topic of interest that is relevant to the core discipline. All projects should contain an element of public engagement.

    Students should take this course in Semester 1, however those with exceptional reasons (e.g. study abroad) may apply to the Department for special approval to complete the course in Semester 2.



  • By the end of the course, students are expected to have the ability to:

    1. demonstrate their sociological knowledge

    2. analyse a topic of study with critical and reflexive perspectives

    3. communicate their research project progress to classmates by producing a video

    4. reflect upon pivotal moments in the research process through written process records

    5. communicate the outcome of their study and its sociological relevance into a written paper, other forms of creative output or community activities


  • Tasks

    Weighting

    Project proposal

    20%

    Process records

    20%

    Project-in-progress video

    30%

    Final work

    30%


  • Becker, Howard S. 1986. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, with a chapter by Pamela Richards. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


    Becker, Howard S. 2007. Telling About Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


    Harper, Douglas. 1988. “Visual Sociology: Expanding Sociological Vision.” The American Sociologist, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp.54-70.


    Turner, Victor W., and Edward M. Bruner. 1986. The Anthropology of Experience. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Dr Wai Ling Wong

Part-time Lecturer

Dr Wai Ling Wong

Dr Peng Wang

Associate Professor

Dr Peng Wang

Dr Tom McDonald

Associate Professor

Dr Tom McDonald

Dr Shing Au-Yeung

Part-time Lecturer

Dr Shing Au-Yeung

Dr Sinn Won Han

Assistant Professor

Dr Sinn Won Han

Dr Carmen K M Tong

Lecturer

Dr Carmen K M Tong

Dr Li-Fung Cho

Lecturer

Dr Li-Fung Cho

Prof Eric W C Fong

Chair Professor in Sociology
Associate Dean (T & L), Faculty of Social Sciences

Prof Eric W C Fong

Prof Tarani Chandola

Head, Department of Sociology

Prof Tarani Chandola

Dr Marco Montagner

Lecturer

Dr Marco Montagner

Dr Satoshi Araki

Assistant Professor

Dr Satoshi Araki

Dr Gordon Brett

Assistant Professor

Dr Gordon Brett
Course co-ordinator and teachers
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