Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies

General

Program Description

Programme Aims

The objectives of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Global and Hong Kong Studies programme are:

  • to develop multidisciplinary perspectives for students to comprehend the transformations and development of Hong Kong and the world;
  • to train students to have a thorough understanding of Global Studies, Hong Kong Studies and the interface between Global and Hong Kong Studies;
  • to nurture students to become responsible and participatory citizens in multiple communities; and
  • to achieve complementarity, synergy and cross-fertilization with the education-focused programmes.

Programme Features

Students enrolled in the programme will be required to take major courses come from the three academic pillars: (1) Global Studies; (2) Hong Kong Studies; (3) the interface between Hong Kong and the World. Global Studies emphasize the disciplinary training in political science; Hong Kong Studies cover the courses in cultural studies, political science and sociology; and the Hong Kong/Global interface encourages students to adopt multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives to understand Hong Kong and its complex interactions with China, the regional and the global spheres.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • in-depth knowledge and training in the study of Hong Kong, the world, and their interface from multidisciplinary perspectives, including history, language, arts, music, education, sociology, political science, philosophy, law, and economics;
  • thorough understanding and critical thinking of the dynamics of social, political, economic, cultural and historical transformations of the world and Hong Kong;
  • the ability to contribute to the global society, Hong Kong and China by utilizing their knowledge, skills and expertise;
  • the ability to examine Hong Kong as an interface between the East and West and analyze its complex evolution within the context of China’s rapid rise and global transformations;
  • the respect for values, such as diversity, rationality, rule of law and human rights.

Programme Structure (for Senior Year Entrants)

Domain Credit Points (cps)
Major 33
Electives (including Minor) 15
University ePortfolio 3
6
GE Experiential Learning Course/ GE Breadth Course 3
Honours Project I: Research Methods 3
6
Honours Project II 3
Total: 60

Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Graduates of this programme will be highly competitive. They will be able to apply for jobs in the Hong Kong Government, non-governmental organizations, public corporations and utilities, statutory bodies, the mass media and also other private-sector companies. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to pursue further studies at the master level, including China Studies, Cultural Studies and specifically social sciences disciplines such as political science and sociology.

Last updated September 2019

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