Normative 4-year Degree
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Normal Period of Study
4 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
120 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (30 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

  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 at least 1 course from each of the three 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 3 courses from the following:

AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City
AIS2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
CAH2201 The Mirror for Today: Introduction to Chinese History
CAH2516 Society, Theatre and Performance
CAH2545 Texts in Chinese Art and Culture
CAH2551 Chinese Art and Political Expression
CAH2810 Ancient Chinese History 1
CAH2811 Ancient Chinese History 2
CAH2840 Modern Chinese History
CAH2854 The City in Chinese History
CAH2865 History of Chinese Art
CAH2871 American History
CAH3851 Chinese Archaeology
CAH3852 World Archaeological History
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
EN3583 Facebook and Autobiography. How we narrate ourselves on social network sites.
LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics
LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
LT3234 Language and Cognition
LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
POL2106 Government and Economy
POL2308 Customer Service in Public and Private Sector
POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
POL3120 Politics and Media
POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
POL3234 Transport Planning and Management
POL3309 Issues in Public Management
POL3310 Public Management in the Information Age
POL3410 Management Ethics
POL3703 Labour and the State in China
POL3900 Social Innovation and Public Policy
POL3914 The European Union
SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
SS2613 Psychology for Young Professionals

College / School Requirements (6 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

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
AIS2801Asia in the World: A Critical Appreciation through Film3
COM1101Media and Communication in the Digital Age3
POL2109Understanding Politics and Policy3
SS1600Discovering the Mystery of Applied Social Sciences3

Students of 2015 entry or before transferred from departments within CLASS will follow the College Requirement of Catalogue Term 2015 or before.

Major Requirements (63 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2019/20

1. Foundation-year Courses (9 credits)**
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS1011Social Welfare Services and Issues3
SS1101Basic Psychology3
SS1024Social Issues and Problems3

2. Core Courses (36 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS2028Basic Psychology II3
SS2033Research Methods for Behavioural Sciences3
SS2701Developmental Psychology3
SS2712Personality and Individual Differences3
SS3707Design and Analysis for Psychological Research I3
SS3708Design and Analysis for Psychological Research II3
SS3711Biological Psychology3
SS3712Cognitive Psychology3
SS3713Learning and Behaviour3
SS3714Social Psychology3
SS4708Research Project in Psychology6

3. Electives (18 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS2702Psychology of Interpersonal Relations3
SS2714Psychological Testing3
SS3710Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence3
SS3716Multivariate Analysis for Psychological Research3
SS3718Cultural Psychology3
SS3719Psychological Aspects of Crime3
SS3721Abnormal Psychology3
SS3722Psychology of Ageing3
SS3723Psychology of Language3
SS3724Positive Psychology3
SS4707Introduction to Clinical Psychology3
SS4712Introduction to Counselling Psychology3
SS4715Introduction to Health Psychology3
SS4716Introduction to Educational Psychology3
SS4719Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
SS4720Psychology Internship3

**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 one designated Foundation-year course, i.e. SS1101 (3 credit units).

Students taking Psychology as a 2nd major are required to complete all core courses except SS4708 Research Project in Psychology (i.e., 30 credits), and to take 18 credits in elective courses.