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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology and Community Studies

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Programme Aims

The objectives of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology and Community Studies programme are:

  • To equip students with sociological perspectives to understand the transformations and developments of Hong Kong, China and the world;
  • To enhance students’ conceptual and problem-solving skills with a view to promoting personal growth and community sustainability;
  • To develop students’ competency in using appropriate research methodologies in social inquiries

 

Programme Features

Sociology-based
Analyses the development of Hong Kong and the regional community with the use of appropriate sociological concepts and theories.

Community-driven
Develops practical and sustainable plans for promoting the betterment of communities at local and regional levels.

Experiential Learning
Enables students to apply their knowledge and skills through participating in internship and community projects.

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
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, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

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Prof CHIU Wing Kai Stephen
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Programme Details

PROGRAMME INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (PILOS)

To align with the University’s commitment to whole person development and the framework of “PEER & I”, the programme aims to prepare graduates to:

  1. Analyse social issues and problems facing communities at different levels with the use of appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methods (PILO1);
  2. Employ major sociological concepts and theories in accounting for contemporary social, cultural, political and economic changes (PILO2);
  3. Develop evidence-based strategies to enhance quality of life and social well-being in the community (PILO3);
  4. Demonstrate ethical awareness and positive orientations towards personal growth and community development (PILO4)

 

Programme Structure

Domain Components Credit Points (cps)

Major

Major Core 18
Internship 3
Major Electives 6
Cross-Faculty Core Course 3
Major Interdisciplinary Course 3

Final Year Project

Honours Project I: Research Methods and Proposal / 
Capstone Project I: Research Methods and Proposal
3
Honours Project II: Research Report / 
Capstone Project II: Project Output
3
Electives / Minor Electives / Minor 15

General Education

6
Total:   60
Information Technology Competence Requirement

Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

 

The Programme emphasises the following three areas: (a) conceptual foundation; (b) methodological awareness; and (c) practical value. At the conceptual level, the programme aims to familiarise students with key concepts considered as the building blocks of sociological analyses, including: (1) power, (2) class and inequality, (3) institutions, (4) social structure, (5) culture, (6) gender, (7) identity, (8) intersectionality, (9) globalisation, and (10) risk. At the methodological level, the programme aims to develop students’ competency in the following two areas: (1) designing and conducting social survey; and (2) designing and conducting fieldwork. Students are expected to be able to develop plans for administering a research, identify the strengths and weaknesses of research methods through literature review, and interpreting results. At the practical level, the programme aims to provide ample opportunities for students to link their sociological knowledge with different community concerns and opportunities.

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
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, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Major Course and Course Outline
 
Course Title Course Code & Outline
Major Core Courses*# (21 cps)
Discovering Sociology and Community SSC3306
Individual and Society SSC3307
Globalisation and Social Changes SSC3308
Hong Kong in the Greater Bay Area: Opportunities and Challenges SSC4305
Qualitative Research Methods SSC3310
Quantitative Research Methods SSC4311
Cross-Faculty Core Course (to be updated)
Internship (3cps)
Internship for Community Services SSC4312
Major Elective Course (6 cps) (Choose 2 out of 6 electives)
Values Pluralism and Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong SSC3234
NGOs and Social Innovation SSC3264
Comparative Social Policy GCS4029
Sports and Community Development SSC4313
Digital Communities in the Information Age SSC4314
Urban Communities and Liveability SSC3309
Major Interdisciplinary Course (3 cps)
The Sustainable Development Goals and Education INS4065
Final Year Project (6 cps)
Honours / Capstone Project I: Research Methods and Proposal SSC4298 / SSC4297
Honours Project II: Research Report / Capstone Project II: Project Output SSC4302 / SSC4301

*Subject to change and/or approval
#Students admitted into this programme starting from the 2023/24 cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1-night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, travel document fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the 2023/24 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.

Please more details, please visit https://www.apply.eduhk.hk/ug/programmes/scs

 

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.
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, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

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Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

This programme will play special attention to the fostering of portable skills and generic competencies that could be applied in a wide range of professional settings. The programme's emphasis on equipping students with a full range of research tools, both qualitative and quantitative, will benefit students' career development significantly. Its focus on a sociological perspective in community contexts will also ensure that much of what students learn here would have practical applications.

Graduates can find employment across a wide range of fields, including: community development workers, non-governmental organisation officers, community liaison officers in government departments and public organizations, international aid/development workers, public relations officers, social and marketing researchers, research assistants in academic institutions, and youth workers.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries

Ms Jane LEE 
E-mail: jclee@eduhk.hk