Criminology and Sociology
Advanced Standing I
Criminology and Sociology
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Criminology and Sociology
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Normal Period of Study
3 years
Maximum Period of Study
6 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
90 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (21 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2022/23

  Credit Units
University Requirements GE1401 University English 3
GE2412 English for Humanities and Social Sciences 3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Requirements Take 2 courses from two different distributional areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology

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College-specified Courses

Take 2 courses from the following:

CAH2503 World Art and Culture
CAH2510 Cultural Exchange in Global Context
CAH2516 Society and Performance
CAH2545 Texts in Chinese Art and Culture
CAH2811 Imperial China
CAH2812 Early and Imperial China
CAH2854 Urban History of China
CAH2865 History of Chinese Art
CAH3522 Culture and Heritage of Asian Communities
CAH3852 World Archaeology
COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction
EN2721 The Art of Life Narrative
EN2801 Popular Culture and Social Life
EN3591 Hong Kong Language and Society
LT2229 Fundamentals of Linguistics
LT2232 English Linguistics - Communicative Functions of Grammar
LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
LT3234 Language and Cognition
LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
PIA2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change
PIA2073 Understanding Culture in Japan and China through Film
PIA2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
PIA2224 Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
PIA2308 Working with Clients in Public and Nonprofit Sectors
PIA3033 Culture and Change in Asia
PIA3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
PIA3120 Politics and Media
PIA3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
PIA3309 Comparative Public Policy and Management
PIA3310 Smart Government and Sustainable Cities
PIA3410 Management Ethics
PIA3900 Innovation and Governance
PIA4953 Housing Policy and Contemporary Society
PIA4954 Housing Management and Practice
SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
SS2613 Psychology for Young Professionals

College / School Requirements (6 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2022/23

Liberal Arts Studies (select one course)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH1603Great Works in the Humanities3
EN2011English on the Move3
LT1101Amazing Things about Language3

Social Sciences Studies (select one course)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
COM1101Media and Communication in the Digital Age3
PIA2801Social Change and Governance Challenges: A Critical Appreciation through Film3
SS1600Discovering the Mystery of Applied Social Sciences3

Courses for fulfilment of  the College Requirement must not be offered by the student's home department.

Major Requirements (51 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2022/23

1. Foundation-year Courses (3 credits)**

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS1011Social Welfare Services and Issues3
SS1101Basic Psychology3
SS1024Social Issues and Problems3

2. Core Courses (18 credits)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS2025Sociology of Politics and Deviance3
SS2034Research Methods in Social Sciences3
SS2029Basic Sociology3
SS2030Introduction to Criminology3
SS3120Policing and Crime Prevention3

3. Specified Stream Core Courses  (21 credits): Students must specialize in ONE steam

3a.  Criminology Stream

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS2709Methods of Criminological Research3
SS4217Conflict Management and Mediation3
SS4296Criminology Capstone Research Project6
SS4300Advanced Criminological Theory3
SS4207Working with Young People and Offenders3
SS4718Forensic Criminology3

3b. Applied Sociology Stream

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS3417Applied Sociological Theory3
SS3419Complex Organizations3
SS3423Applied Quantitative Research Methods3
SS3428Applied Qualitative Research Methods3
SS4601Emerging Issues in Chinese Societies3
SS4595Independent Study in Applied Sociology6

4. Elective Courses (9 credits)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS3302Professional Internship in Applied Criminology and Sociology3
SS3505Green Criminology: Crimes against the Environment and Wildlife3
SS4116Crime, Social Order and Policing in Contemporary China3
SS4304Sexual Offending3
SS4214Crime and Corruption in Asia3
SS4302Organized Crime3
SS4570Sociology of Marriage and Intimate Relationships3
SS4571Digital Sociology and Big Data Research3
SS4584Social Risk Analysis3
SS4585Social Capital and Sustainable Development3
SS4588Sociology of Family3
SS4589Economic Sociology3
SS4305Gender, Crime and Human Trafficking3

**Note: Students of second major and students changed to the major (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I) will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take any one Foundation-year course (3 credit units).