Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology and Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Liberal Studies Teaching

Programme Director: Dr LEE, Tsz Ngong

The BSocSc (Hons) Sociology and BEd (Hons) Liberal Studies Teaching programme will provide thorough preparation over five years in two distinct disciplines: Sociology and Education Studies. Students who successfully complete the Programme will be conferred recognized teacher status. During the progression of their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and teaching practice. In addition, one semester is scheduled to facilitate students’ participation in overseas exchange or off-campus internship. Students will take the full set of General Education courses in accordance with University requirement.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Sociology Courses 51 units
II) Education Courses 51 units
III) Honours Project 6 units
IV) General Education 38 units
V) Free Electives# 21 units
    167 units

# Students may take additional GE courses in any categories to fulfil the “Free Electives” requirement but only a maximum of 6 units will be counted towards the fulfilment of the “Free Electives” requirement.


I. Sociology Courses 51 units
  Sociology Required Courses (21 units)  
  SOCI1005 Invitation to Sociology 3 units
  SOCI2005 Qualitative Methods of Social Research 3 units
  SOCI2006 Social Statistics 3 units
  SOCI2007 Quantitative Methods of Social Research 3 units
  SOCI2015 Sociological Theory I: Classical Theory 3 units
  SOCI2046 Introduction to Sociological Thinking and Writing 3 units
  SOCI3005 Sociological Theory II: Contemporary Approaches 3 units
  Sociology Elective Courses (30 units)*  
  Two of the following courses:  
  SOCI2016 Modern Chinese Society 3 units
  SOCI2017 Popular Culture and Society 3 units
  SOCI2025 Population Studies 3 units
  SOCI2026 Self and Society 3 units
  SOCI2027 Social Problems 3 units
  SOCI2035 Social Stratification and Mobility 3 units
  SOCI2036 Sociology of Marriage and the Family 3 units
  SOCI2037 Traditional Chinese Society 3 units
  SOCI2045 Critical Urban Studies 3 units
  SOCI2047 Hong Kong Society 3 units
  At least three of the following courses:  
  SOCI3006 Demographic Analysis 3 units
  SOCI3007 Global Social Transformations 3 units
  SOCI3015 Modernization and Social Change 3 units
  SOCI3016 Political Sociology 3 units
  SOCI3017 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 units
  SOCI3025 The Internet and Society 3 units
  SOCI3026 Work and Society 3 units
  SOCI3027 Careers and Life Courses 3 units
  SOCI3035 Sex, Gender and Society 3 units
  SOCI3036 Sociology of Media 3 units
  SOCI3037 Children, Youth and Aging 3 units
  At least four of the following courses:  
  SOCI4006 Chinese Family and Kinship 3 units
  SOCI4007 Chinese Social Thought 3 units
  SOCI4015 East Asia: Economic Miracles and Social Change 3 units
  SOCI4016 Globalization and Development Studies 3 units
  SOCI4017 Management, Organization and Society 3 units
  SOCI4025 Population of China 3 units
  SOCI4026 Selected Topics in Contemporary Sociology I 3 units
  SOCI4027 Selected Topics in Contemporary Sociology II 3 units
  SOCI4035 Selected Topics in the Sociology of China I 3 units
  SOCI4036 Selected Topics in the Sociology of China II 3 units
  SOCI4037 Cultural Sociology 3 units
  SOCI4045 Social Movements 3 units
  SOCI4046 Social Networks and Chinese Society 3 units
  SOCI4047 Sociological Issues in Urban and Rural Development 3 units
  SOCI4055 Women in China 3 units
  SOCI4056 States and Power: Europe and China 3 units
  * Students are required to take a total of 30 units of SOCI elective courses. The requirements are as follows: a) 6 units from Level 2, b) 24 units from Level 3 or 4 of which at least 9 units should be selected from Level 3 and 12 units from Level 4.
II. 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
  EDUC2015 Teaching and Learning of Self and Personal Development 2 units
  EDUC2016 Teaching and Learning of Society and Culture 2 units
  EDUC3005 Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology
and Environment
2 units
  EDUC3007 Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs 2 units
  EDUC3015 Teacher's Personal and Professional Development 2 units
  EDUC4005 Creative and Critical Thinking 2 units
  Education Integrated Practicum (10 units)  
  EDUC1025 School Experience 2 units
  EDUC3006 Supervised Teaching Practice I 4 units
  EDUC3016 Supervised Teaching Practice II 4 units
  Education Elective Courses (8 units)  
  EDUC3035 Development of Children and Adolescents 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
III. Honours Project 6 units
  SOCI4898 Honours Project 3 units
  SOCI4899 Honours Project 3 units
IV. General Education 38 units
V. Free Electives 21 units
  1 course from HIST 3 units
  1 course from GEOG 3 units
  1 course 3 units
  One-semester off campus programme (non-compulsory) 12 units
    167 units
Scroll To Top