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Global Governance Studies


The minor in Global Governance Studies consists of five social science courses with a focus on political science as applied to global urban and environmental studies. The minor will enable students first to come to a critical understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization. They will then examine globalization's interrelationships with international organizations, international action to handle environmental change, international conflict, trends of urbanization, urban governance and policy, and other regional and international social and political trends.


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Programme Info
Subject Coordinator
Dr HUI Lai Hang Dennis

Course Outline
Course Offered Course Code
Introduction to Political Science* SSC1147
Globalization: Concepts and Debates* SSC2149
United States Foreign Policy* SSC3295
International Politics and Law#
Will not be offered from 2019-20 (Equivalent to SSC3274)
Global Politics# (Equivalent to SSC3103) SSC3274
Global Environmental Governance# SSC3104
Managing Global Cities: Issues and Themes#
Will not be offered from 2019-20
Managing Asian World Cities: Governance and Policy#
Will not be offered from 2019-20
Climate Change and Society# SSC3186
The Politics of Climate Change# SSC3187
World Ethics and Climate Change# SSC3189
Urban Growth, Governance and Smart City Development# SSC3243
Global Political Economy# SSC3212
Students who take Global Governance Studies as a Minor are required to take any one or two courses labeled as * and three or four courses labeled as #
The total number of courses to opt for this minor is 5.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.


Admission Enquiries

Tel: (852) 2948 6886

Programme Enquiries

Dr HUI Lai Hang Dennis
Tel: (852) 2948 6365