Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Geography and Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Personal, Social and Humanities Education Teaching

Programme Director: Dr HO, Sai Kin

The BSoSc (Hons) in Geography and BEd (Hons) in Personal, Social and Humanities Education  Teaching programme will provide thorough preparation over five years in two distinct disciplines: Geography and Education Studies. Students who successfully complete the programme will be conferred recognised teacher status. During the progression of their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and teaching practice. In addition, students can participate in overseas exchange or off-campus internship through the one-semester off-campus programme. Students will take the full set of General Education courses in accordance with University requirement.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Social Sciences Common Core 4 units
II) Geography Courses 54 units
III) Education Courses 51 units
IV) Honours Project 6 units
V) University Core Courses 13 units
VI) General Education Courses 18 units
VII) Free Electives 21 units
    167 units


I. Social Sciences Common Core 4 units
  Core Course (1 unit)  
  SOSC1006 Invitation to Social Sciences 1 unit
  Experiential Learning in Action (3 units) +  
  SOSC3005 Community and Civic Engagement 3 units
  SOSC3006 Global Outreach  3 units
II. Geography Courses 54 units
  Geography Required Courses (24 units)  
  GEOG1005 Geography and the Contemporary World 3 units
  GEOG2005 Cultures, Peoples and Landscapes 3 units
  GEOG2006 Earth Systems: Shaping Landscapes 3 units
  GEOG2007 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Geography 3 units
  GEOG2015 Maps and Map Making 3 units
  GEOG2016 Earth Systems: Atmosphere and Biosphere 3 units
  GEOG2017 Globalization of Economic Activities 3 units
  GEOG3005 Field Camp 0 unit
  GEOG3006 Regional Geography of China 3 units
  GEOG Elective Courses (30 units)  
  At least one course from each of the following four areas: 
  Geoanalytics and Research Practice  
  GEOG3036 Writing Spatial Stories through Qualitative Research  3 units
  GEOG4006 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography 3 units
  GEOG4017 Geographical Information Systems 3 units
  GEOG4025 Geographical Imaginations 3 units
  GEOG4046 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation 3 units
  Physical Systems and Environmental Dynamics  
  GEOG3015 Geography of Health and the Environment 3 units
  GEOG3017 Global Environmental Issues and Sustainability 3 units
  GEOG4005 Advanced Climatology 3 units
  GEOG4007 Applied Geomorphology 3 units
  GEOG4015 Coastal Environments and Processes 3 units
  GEOG4027 Geography of Environmental Hazards 3 units
  GEOG4057 Selected Topics in the Geography of China (Physical and Environmental Geography)* 3 units
  GEOG4066 Seminar in Environmental Planning and Management 3 units
  Urban Studies, Cities and Everyday Life  
  GEOG3025 Population Geography 3 units
  GEOG3027 Urban Geography 3 units
  GEOG4035 Geography of Transportation 3 units
  GEOG4056 Selected Topics in the Geography of China (Human Geography)* 3 units
  GEOG4067 Seminar in Social Justice and the City 3 units
  GEOG4075 Seminar in Urban Geography 3 units
  GEOG4076 Urban Cultural Landscape 3 units
  GEOG4077 Urban Development and Planning in Hong Kong 3 units
  GEOG4085 Urban Development in China* 3 units
  GEOG4086 Urban Planning 3 units
  Regions, Development and Resource Management  
  GEOG2025 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: A Survey 3 units
  GEOG3007 Energy Problems and the Environment 3 units
  GEOG3016 Geography of Pacific Asia 3 units
  GEOG4016 Sustainable Energy and Technological Innovation in China* 3 units
  GEOG4026 Geography of Economic Development 3 units
  GEOG4036 Political Geography  3 units
  GEOG4047 Resource and Environmental Management in China*  3 units
  GEOG4055 Rural and Agricultural Development in China*  3 units
  GEOG4065 Energy Policy and Analysis  3 units
  GEOG4087 Natural Resource Evaluation and Policy Approaches  3 units
  * Choose up to two of these China Studies courses. The contents of GEOG4056/GEOG4057 Selected Topics in the Geography of China may vary from year to year. Whether this course is considered a “human” or “physical and environmental” geography course depends on the exact contents of the course at the time it is offered. 
III. Education Courses 51 units
  Education Required Courses (33 units)  
  EDUC1005 Introduction to Educational Psychology 2 units
  EDUC1006 Introduction to Liberal Studies and PSHE in Schools 2 units
  EDUC1007 Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Liberal Studies and PSHE 2 units
  EDUC1015 Teaching and Learning with Information and Communication Technology 2 units
  EDUC1016 Introduction to Sociology of Education 2 units
  EDUC1017 Introduction to Philosophy of Education 2 units
  EDUC2005 Classroom Communication and Management 3 units
  EDUC2006 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning 3 units
  EDUC2007 Educational Research 3 units
  EDUC3007 Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs 2 units
  EDUC3015 Teacher's Personal and Professional Development 2 units
  EDUC3025 Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools I 2 units
  EDUC3026 Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools II 2 units
  EDUC3027 Teaching Life and Society in Secondary Schools 2 units
  EDUC3045 Citizenship Education in Schools 2 units
  Education Integrated Practicum (11 units)  
  EDUC1025 School Experience 2 units
  EDUC3006 Supervised Teaching Practice I+ 4 units
  EDUC3017 Supervised Teaching Practice II 5 units
  Education Elective Courses (7 units) +  
  EDUC3035 Development of Children and Adolescents 2 units
  EDUC3036 Teaching History in Secondary Schools I 2 units
  EDUC3037 Teaching History in Secondary Schools II 2 units
  EDUC4005 Creative and Critical Thinking 2 units
  EDUC4015 Teaching General Studies to Young Learners 2 units
  EDUC7070 Student Self Development 2 units
  EDUC7100 Education System and Policy in Hong Kong 2 units
  EDUC7110 Psychology of Adolescence 2 units
  EDUC7130 School Management and Decision Making 2 units
  EDUC7170 School Guidance 2 units
  EDUC7180 Action Learning in the Classroom 2 units
  EDUC7230 Advanced Communication Skills 2 units
  EDUC7290 Moral and Civic Education 2 units
  EDUC7901 Teaching of a Second Subject (Chinese) 2 units
  EDUC7902 Teaching of a Second Subject (Information and Communication Technology) 2 units
  EDUC7903 Teaching of a Second Subject (History) 2 units
  EDUC7904 Teaching of a Second Subject (Mathematics) 2 units
  EDUC7905 Teaching of a Second Subject (Economics) 2 units
  EDUC7906 Teaching of a Second Subject (Putonghua) 2 units
  EDUC7907 Teaching of a Second Subject (Science Education) 2 units
  EDUC7908 Teaching of a Second Subject (Liberal Studies) 2 units
  EDUC7909 Teaching of a Second Subject (Geography) 2 units
  EDUM7540 Introduction to STEM Education 2 units
  + Students taking EDUC3006 Supervised Teaching Practice I will fulfil the course requirement of Experiential Learning in Action under “Social Sciences Common Core”.  Students have to fulfil the 3 units derived from Experiential Learning in Action by taking EDUC (PSHE) Major Elective course(s).  Hence, students are required to take a total of 10 units of EDUC (PSHE) Major Elective courses.
IV. Honours Project 6 units
  GEOG4898 Honours Project 3 units
  GEOG4899 Honours Project 3 units
V. University Core Courses 13 units
VI. General Education Courses 18 units
VII. Free Electives 21 units
  One course preferably from HIST 3 units
  One course preferably from SOCI 3 units
  One course 3 units
  One-semester off campus programme (non-compulsory) 12 units
    167 units


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