BSocSc (Hons) in Government & International Studies

Introduction

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 Curriculum:

Programme Curriculum (Academic Year 2019-20 onward)
1 Social Sciences Common Core 4 units
2 Major Courses  57 units
3 Honours Project  6 units
4 University Core Courses 13 units
5 General Education Courses 18 units
6
Free Elective #
30 units
 
Total:
128 units

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.

 

Programme Curriculum (Academic Year 2018-19)
1 Major Courses 60 units
2 Honours Project  6 units
3 University Core Courses 13 units
4 General Education Courses 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 General Education Courses 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.