Minor Programme in European Studies

Students seeking to pursue the study of a minor programme would need to fulfil 15 units of courses specified by the offering department/programme, and note that no registration priority will be given to enrolment in minor courses. Upon completion of the 15 units required for the minor programmes, students should apply to the Academic Registry for approval.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Elective Courses 15 units
    15 units


I. Elective Courses 15 units
  Five of the following courses: 
  EURO1205 French and German Societies through the World of Film 3 units
  EURO1206 Europe: Unity and Diversity 3 units
  EURO2007 The Political Economy of the European Union 3 units
  EURO2015 Model European Union 3 units
  EURO2115 Summer Course in the EU* 3 units
  EURO2116 European Language, Culture and Area Studies (Social Sciences) in the EU* 6 units
  EURO4005 Current Issues of European Integration 3 units
  POLS2205 European Politics and Society: French Political and Government System 3 units
  POLS2206 European Politics and Society: German Political Systems and Society 3 units
  POLS3235 Comparative Democracies: The United Kingdom and The United States 3 units
  POLS4215 Contemporary Europe and Asia 3 units
  POLS4246 Topics in European Politics 3 units
  POLS4255 Comparative Regionalism and Regionalization 3 units
    15 units
  * If students intend to enrol on summer programme/exchange programme in the European Union (EU), students are recommended to enrol in the following in Year 3:

(a) enrol in a summer programme in the EU. After completing the summer programme, students can apply for transfer of units^ for EURO2115 Summer Course in the EU (3 units); or

(b) enrol as full-time exchange students for one to two semesters in a university in the EU. After completing the exchange programme, students can apply for transfer of units^ for EURO2116 European Language, Culture and Area Studies (Social Sciences) in the EU (6 units).
  ^ (1) When submitting application for transfer of units to the Academic Registry, students should complete the form "Application for Transfer of Units - Students Returning from Exchange" and specify "To fulfil the Minor requirements for European Studies" in your application.

(2) Please note that due to EU visa regulations, enrolment in the summer programme and/or exchange programme in the EU is not possible in Year 4.

(3) Regarding the course(s) to take in the exchange studies in the EU, students are free to choose courses in European Language and Culture and Area Studies (Social Sciences) only.

(4) At the onset of the exchange semester, students are advised to send a list of courses (including course description) they intend to enrol in (and are permitted by the host university) to the GIS Department for assessment of course equivalence for unit transfer.

(5) Students can consult the GIS Department both before leaving for Europe and at the beginning of the exchange semester(s).


Students are required to take at least one 3-unit course at Level 3 or 4.

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