Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Personal, Social and Humanities Education Teaching

Programme Director: Dr HO, Sai Kin

The BA (Hons) in History and BEd (Hons) in Personal, Social and Humanities Education Teaching programme will provide thorough preparation over five years in two distinct disciplines: History 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) History 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. History Courses 54 units
  History Major Required Courses (27 units)  
  HIST1205 World History: Civilizations in Contact 3 units
  HIST1405 History, Heritage and Human Communities 3 units
  HIST3105 Contemporary China 3 units
  HIST3106 Current Issues in Hong Kong and China 3 units
  HIST3127 Historical Interactions of China and the World 3 units
  HIST3205 Themes in Modern European History 3 units
  HIST3207 History of the United States since 1877 3 units
  HIST3316 Colonialism and Modern Asia 3 units
  HIST3405 Historical Theory and Practice 3 units
  History Major Elective Courses (27 units)  
  Required Major Elective Courses  (9 units) - At least one course from each of the following clusters: 
  Chinese History Cluster  
  HIST1105 China in the Imperial Age 3 units
  HIST2105 Introduction to Modern Chinese History 3 units
  HIST3317 The Chinese Diaspora 3 units
  Western and Non-China Asian History Cluster  
  HIST3215 History of the United States to 1877 3 units
  HIST3216 History of Japan since 1912 3 units
  HIST3225 Europe since the First World War 3 units
  East-West Studies Cluster  
  HIST2305 China and the West since 1500 3 units
  HIST2405 Historiographical Traditions: East & West 3 units
  HIST3306 International Relations after 1945 3 units
  Major Elective Courses (18 units) - Six of the following courses: 
  HIST1105 China in the Imperial Age* 3 units
  HIST2105 Introduction to Modern Chinese History* 3 units
  HIST2106 History of Hong Kong since 1900 3 units
  HIST2205 Modern Asia (1800-1945) 3 units
  HIST2305 China and the West since 1500* 3 units
  HIST2405 Historiographical Traditions: East and West* 3 units
  HIST3107 Early Imperial China 3 units
  HIST3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History 3 units
  HIST3116 Foreign Relations of Modern China 3 units
  HIST3117 History of Hong Kong to 1900 3 units
  HIST3125 Late Imperial China 3 units
  HIST3126 Mid Imperial China 3 units
  HIST3135 The Socialist and Communist Traditions 3 units
  HIST3206 History of Southeast Asia 3 units
  HIST3215 History of the United States to 1877* 3 units
  HIST3216 History of Japan since 1912* 3 units
  HIST3217 Nineteenth Century European History 3 units
  HIST3225 Europe since the First World War* 3 units
  HIST3226 History of Korea 3 units
  HIST3227 Modern History of Singapore 3 units
  HIST3305 China and Asia since 1900 3 units
  HIST3306 International Relations after 1945* 3 units
  HIST3307 International Relations to 1945 3 units
  HIST3315 Modern Japan and the West 3 units
  HIST3317 The Chinese Diaspora* 3 units
  HIST3325 History of Chinese Food Culture in Global Perspective 3 units
  HIST3406 Information Technologies and Quantitative Methods for Historical Studies 3 units
  HIST4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912 3 units
  HIST4106 Contemporary Chinese Political Thought 3 units
  HIST4107 History of Taiwan 3 units
  HIST4115 History of the Catholic Church in China 3 units
  HIST4116 Intellectual Trends in Modern China 3 units
  HIST4117 Missionaries in Modern China 3 units
  HIST4125 Revolution and Nationalism in Republican China (1912–1949) 3 units
  HIST4126 Selected Themes in the History of Chinese Women 3 units
  HIST4127 Social and Economic Development of Modern China 3 units
  HIST4135 Topic Studies in Chinese History 3 units
  HIST4136 Childhood in Imperial China 3 units
  HIST4137 Legal History of Traditional China 3 units
  HIST4145 Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society 3 units
  HIST4205 Origins of Western Imperialism 3 units
  HIST4206 The Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia 3 units
  HIST4207 Topic Studies in Asian History 3 units
  HIST4215 Topic Studies in Western History 3 units
  HIST4216 The US in the World in the Twentieth Century 3 units
  HIST4217 Western Intellectual Thought 3 units
  HIST4305 Sino-American Relations 3 units
  HIST4306 Sino-Russian Relations 3 units
  HIST4307 Topic Studies in Sino/Asian-Western Relations 3 units
  HIST4315 Introduction to Museum Studies 3 units
  HIST4316 Global History of the Seas, 1400–1950 3 units
  HIST4317 Global History of Tourism 3 units
  HIST4325 History of Africa since Independence 3 units
  HIST4326 Science and Society: A Historical Perspective 3 units
  HIST4327 Topic Studies in Comparative History 3 units
  HIST4335 Topic Studies in Global History 3 units
  HIST4405 Oral History and Its Local Applications 3 units
  HIST4406 Topic Studies in Cultural History 3 units
  HIST4407 Topic Studies in Social History 3 units
  * Also as the Required Major Elective Courses 
III. Education Courses 51 units
  EDUC 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
  EDUC3027 Teaching Life and Society in Secondary Schools 2 units
  EDUC3036 Teaching History in Secondary Schools I 2 units
  EDUC3037 Teaching History in Secondary Schools II 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) +  
  EDUC3025 Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools I 2 units
  EDUC3026 Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools II 2 units
  EDUC3035 Development of Children and Adolescents 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
  HIST4898 Honours Project 3 units
  HIST4899 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 GEOG 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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