Introduction of Graduate Insititute of Sociology of Education(GISE) at
Graduate Insititute of Sociology of Education(GISE) at Nanhua University was
established in 1997 and remains the first and the only graduate program
focusing on exploring educational issues from sociological perspectives in
Taiwan. By recognizing the substantial connection between education and
society, GISE aims to develop an sociological understanding of educational
phenomena which is strongly grounded in social sciences and humanities.
Additionally, GISE provides a dialogue forum for scholars from all
disciplines, students, and educational practitioners who are interested in
issues regarding sociology and education.
offers M.A. program which equips students with strong interdisciplinary
grounding that allows them to approach education questions with a
sociological lens. The program consists of three core courses (Concepts and
Theories in Sociology of Education, Sociology of Education Research Methods,
and Current Issues in Sociology and Education) and a wide array of courses
which enable students to employ quantitative as well as qualitative
approaches to analyzing educational issues. Typically, students can complete
all degree requirements in four to six semesters.
Students who received the degree are expected to know and evaluate the major
theories and key concepts used by sociologists to analyse education as a
social institution, social process and lived experience.