BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies
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BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies provides a programme of study which is intended to give students a firm grasp of the different areas of political science. These cover political sociology (including political institutions, political culture and political behaviour), government and public policy-making, international relations and political economy, political theory and political thought, and political methodology. In geographical terms, the programme focuses on the politics of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Asia-Pacific region. The programme seeks to sharpen the student’s awareness by incorporating a systematic, comparative and international dimension, drawing both on the China Studies and European Studies programmes.

The specific aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a solid foundation in the core areas of political science;
  • To introduce students to the various methods of political study;
  • To increase students' understanding of the politics of Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Asia Pacific region; and
  • To enable students to engage in the comparative study of different cultural and political systems, with an emphasis on China and Europe.

The Structure of the curriculum:

Programme Curriculum
(Academic Year 2018-19 and onward)
1.
Major Courses 
60 units
2.
Honours Project 
6 units
3.
13 units
4.
18 units
5.
Free Elective Courses #
31 units
Total:
128 units

# Students may take additional GE courses (of Level 1 or 2) in any categories to fulfil the "Free Electives" requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the "Free Electives" requirement.

Programme Curriculum
(Academic Years 2012-13 to 2017-18)
1.
Major Courses 
54 units
2.
Honours Project 
6 units
3.
38 units
4.
Free Elective Courses #
30 units
Total:
128 units

# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the "Free Electives" requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the "Free Electives" requirement.