Students in this BSocSc curriculum may choose to major in one of the five core disciplines: China Studies, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Social Policy and Social Development, and Sociology. Students may also opt for a double major in (multi)disciplinary options such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Counselling, Criminology, Media and Culture Studies, Neuroscience, Urban Governance as well as majors offered by other Faculties of the University. Students can choose to combine a major with one or two minors. The BSocSc curriculum requires all students, as a condition of graduation, to undertake 24 credits (equivalent to 4 courses) of off-campus learning under the twin themes: Social Innovation (12 credits) and Global Citizenship (12 credits).
Jointly organised by Social Sciences and Arts, the programme addresses the growing interest in the study of Greater China from a multi-disciplinary approach. Wide range of courses are offered to introduce China’s political, economical, social, and cultural traits in the past and present.
The major also offers experiential learning opportunities and exchanges that focus on China Studies on the Mainland, Taiwan, or any China Studies centre overseas.
Geography is a diverse discipline that involves both natural and social sciences with a focus on the major issues facing societies in a rapidly changing world. This major provides students with an understanding of the relationships between people and the natural environment, how these relationships have changed with space and over time, and the role of geography in the issues and problems facing people, places and society.
This major aims to provide students with basic knowledge in political science and public administration and to develop students’ ability in critical analysis of complex political issues in the real world. Students may choose to specialise in one of the following four streams: Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory and Ethics and Public Administration.
This major aims to build students’ competency to become change agents in the society and their communities. Students are exposed to contemporary social development issues and social policy responses to these issues in the local and global contexts. Students are equipped to be competent to work in non-profit, for-profit, and social enterprise sectors for social changes and to be innovators in these sectors.
This major seeks to nurture students to become knowledgeable, critical and caring members of society. The programme offers students a solid foundation in Sociology. Its wide ranging course offerings also allow students to examine in a more concentrated manner a number of specialist areas within the discipline, including media and culture, cultural heritage, and criminology.