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) in Sociology and BEd (Hons) in 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 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) Sociology 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

# Students may take additional Healthy Lifestyle courses and/or General Education (Level 1 or 2) courses in any categories, subject to a maximum of 6 units, to fulfil the Free Electives requirement.


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. Sociology Courses 54 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 (33 units)*  
  Two of the following courses: 
  SOCI2016 Modern Chinese Society 3 units
  SOCI2017 Popular Culture and Society 3 units
  SOCI2025 Population and Social Issues  3 units
  SOCI2027 Social Problems 3 units
  SOCI2035 Social Inequalities 3 units
  SOCI2036 Sociology of Marriage and the Family 3 units
  SOCI2037 Unity and Diversity: The Making of Chinese Culture and Society 3 units
  SOCI2045 Urban Sociology 3 units
  SOCI2047 Hong Kong Society 3 units
  At least three of the following courses: 
  SOCI3007 Global Social Transformations 3 units
  SOCI3016 Political Sociology 3 units
  SOCI3017 Health and Society 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
  SOCI3037 Children, Youth and Aging 3 units
  SOCI3045 China and Tourism 3 units
  SOCI3046 Chinese Capitalisms 3 units
  SOCI3047 Consumption in China 3 units
  SOCI3055 Population and Social Developments in China 3 units
  SOCI3056 Community Engagement for Social Sustainability  3 units
  At least four of the following courses: 
  SOCI4006 Chinese Family and Kinship 3 units
  SOCI4015 East Asia: Economic Miracles and Social Change 3 units
  SOCI4016 Globalization 3 units
  SOCI4017 Management, Organization and Society 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 Gender in Contemporary China 3 units
  SOCI4056 States and Power: Europe and China 3 units
  SOCI4057 China’s Social Classes under Economic Reform 3 units
  SOCI4065 Chinese Entrepreneurship and Overseas Chinese in the Global Context  3 units
  SOCI4066 Chinese Nationalism and Identity Politics 3 units
  * Students are required to take a total of 33 units of SOCI elective courses. The requirements are as follows: a) 6 units from Level 2, b) 27 units from Level 3 or 4 of which at least 9 units should be selected from Level 3 and 12 units from Level 4.
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
  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 (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
  EDUC3027 Teaching Life and Society in Secondary Schools 2 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
  EDUC3045 Citizenship Education in Schools 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)  
  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
  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 (LST) Major Elective course(s). Hence, students are required to take a total of 10 units of EDUC (LST) Major Elective courses.
IV. Honours Project 6 units
  SOCI4898 Honours Project 3 units
  SOCI4899 Honours Project 3 units
V. University Core Courses 13 units
VI. General Education Courses 18 units
VII. Free Electives 21 units
  One course from HIST 3 units
  One course from GEOG 3 units
  One course 3 units
  One-semester off campus programme (non-compulsory) 12 units
    167 units


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