Minor Programme in Political Science

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) Required Courses 6 units
II) Elective Courses 9 units
    15 units


I. Required Courses 6 units
  POLS1005 Foundations of Political Science 3 units
  POLS2017 Foundations of International Relations 3 units
II. Elective Courses 9 units
  Three of the following courses: 
  EURO3205 Comparative Politics of Post- Communist Central Europe 3 units
  POLS2006 Introduction to Political Economy 3 units
  POLS2007 Introduction to Research Methods 3 units
  POLS2015 Government and Politics of Hong Kong 3 units
  POLS2016 Political Movements: Chinese and European 3 units
  POLS3006 Statistical and Survey Methods for Political Science 3 units
  POLS3017 Government and Politics of China 3 units
  POLS3205 Chinese Legal System 3 units
  POLS3206 Government and Politics of Japan 3 units
  POLS3207 Government and Politics of the United Kingdom 3 units
  POLS3215 Government and Politics of the United States 3 units
  POLS3217 Political Philosophy: Chinese and European 3 units
  POLS4005 World Order Issues 3 units
  POLS4006 International Political Economy 3 units
  POLS4206 China and the World 3 units
  POLS4207 Comparative Public Administration 3 units
  POLS4216 Democratization in East and Southeast Asia 3 units
  POLS4217 International Organizations and Regimes 3 units
  POLS4225 Political Cultures and Economics in Transition 3 units
  POLS4226 Public Affairs and Public Policy 3 units
  POLS4227 Security Studies 3 units
  POLS4235 Social and Political Developments in Contemporary China 3 units
  POLS4236 Theories of International Relations 3 units
  POLS4237 Topics in Asian Politics 3 units
  POLS4245 Topics in Comparative and Global Politics 3 units
    15 units


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

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