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Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Social Studies

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During the four years of study, students will need to complete 160 credits of courses, comprising 20 credits of general education; 10 credits of English; 10 credits of basic social research methods; 20 credits of foundation level social sciences courses and 100 credits of required and elective major courses.

Year 1 (40 credits)

No Specialization / Specialization in Criminology / Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies / Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
ENGL A101F University English Writing Skills 5
ECON A121F Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics 5
POLS A122F Foundations of Social Sciences: Political Science 5
PSYC A124F Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology 5
SOCI A123F Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology 5
STAT A221F Statistics 5
ONE 5-credit English language enhancement course 5
ONE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education course 5

Year 2 (40 credits)

No Specialization / Specialization in Criminology / Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies / Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
SOCI A220F Essentials of Sociological Inquiry 5
SOCI A221F Social Problems and Social Issues 5
STAT A222F Essentials of Research Inquiry 5
ONE of the following courses:
ECON A231F Introduction to Microeconomics 5
POLS A221F Introductory Comparative Politics
PSYC A236F Positive Psychology and Mental Health
ONE of the following courses:
ECON A232F Introduction to Macroeconomics 5
PSYC A239F Criminal Psychology
PUAD A222F Introduction to Public Administration
THREE 5-credit purposely-designed General Education courses 15

Year 3* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
ECON A321F Economic System of Hong Kong 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
SOCI A311F Mobility, Place, Culture 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A336F Borders, Culture and Development 5

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Year 4* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course
ONE 5-credit higher-level Creative Arts / Social Sciences course 5

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A325F Abnormal Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
PSYC A239F Criminal Psychology (only for students if they did not take this course in Year 2
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A317F Ethnicity, Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a Globalizing World 5
SOCI A322F Memory, Culture and Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A337F Heritage Preservation in Hong Kong 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course
ONE 5-credit higher-level Creative Arts / Social Sciences course 5

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course
ONE 5-credit higher-level Creative Arts / Social Sciences course 5

*The courses offered in Years 3 and 4 may be swapped subject to the actual course presentation in that particular academic year.

Students have to complete a total of 120 credits of core courses:

Year 2 (40 credits)

No Specialization / Specialization in Criminology / Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies / Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
ENGL A101F University English Writing Skills 5
SOCI A220F Essentials of Sociological Inquiry 5
SOCI A221F Social Problems and Social Issues 5
STAT A221F Statistics 5
ONE of the following courses:
ECON A231F Introduction to Microeconomics 5
POLS A221F Introductory Comparative Politics
PSYC A236F Positive Psychology and Mental Health
ONE of the following courses:
ECON A232F Introduction to Macroeconomics 5
PSYC A239F Criminal Psychology
PUAD A222F Introduction to Public Administration
ONE 5-credit English language enhancement course 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Creative Arts / Social Sciences course 5

Year 3* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
STAT A222F Essentials of Research Inquiry 5
ECON A321F Economic System of Hong Kong 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
STAT A222F Essentials of Research Inquiry 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
STAT A222F Essentials of Research Inquiry 5
SOCI A311F Mobility, Place, Culture 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A336F Borders, Culture and Development 5

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
STAT A222F Essentials of Research Inquiry 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Year 4* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A325F Abnormal Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
PSYC A239F Criminal Psychology (only for students with specialization in Criminology if they did not take this course in Year 2)
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A317F Ethnicity, Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a Globalizing World 5
SOCI A322F Memory, Culture and Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A337F Heritage Preservation in Hong Kong 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

*The courses offered in Years 3 and 4 may be swapped subject to the actual course presentation in that particular academic year.

Students have to complete a total of 80 credits of core courses:

Year 3* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
SOCI A220F Essentials of Sociological Inquiry 5
ECON A321F Economic System of Hong Kong 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
PSYC A325F Abnormal Psychology 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
SOCI A220F Essentials of Sociological Inquiry 5
SOCI A311F Mobility, Place, Culture 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A321F Cultural Tourism and Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A336F Borders, Culture and Development 5

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
SOCI A220F Essentials of Sociological Inquiry 5
SOCI A320F Hong Kong Society 5
SOCI A325F Understanding Chinese Society 5
SOCI A327F Globalization, Social Policy and Everyday Life 5
SOCI A328F Perspectives and Issues on Crime 5
SOCI A333F Family, Gender and Sexuality 5
SOCI A334F Youth and Crime 5
SOCI A335F Youth Studies and Youth Policy 5

Year 4* (40 credits)

No Specialization

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Criminology

Courses Credits
PSYC A239F Criminal Psychology 5
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Creative Arts / Social Sciences course 5

Specialization in Cultural and Heritage Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A317F Ethnicity, Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a Globalizing World 5
SOCI A322F Memory, Culture and Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A337F Heritage Preservation in Hong Kong 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

Specialization in Social Policy and Youth Studies

Courses Credits
ECON A324F Global Political Economy 5
PSYC A321F Social Psychology 5
PUAD A322F Public Sector Management 5
SOCI A323F Social Policy and Social Administration 5
SOCI A329F Crime Control and Punishment in Society 5
SOCI A331F Perspectives and Issues on Contemporary Urban Development 5
SOCI A332F Ageing: Issues and Perspectives 5
ONE of the following courses:
CCA A204BF Reading and Writing Skills 5
ONE 5-credit higher-level Social Sciences course

*The courses offered in Years 3 and 4 may be swapped subject to the actual course presentation in that particular academic year.

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