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Hong Kong Politics
Minor
Hong Kong Politics
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
PPMP,
PP,
PPP – Politics Stream and Public Management Stream
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to

1. provide students with a basic understanding of the important aspects of government, politics and public administration in Hong Kong in the context of the changing environment before and after the transfer of sovereignty;

2. equip students with the knowledge of public law, institutions, agencies and actors involved in the policymaking process and the operation of government in the context of Hong Kong politics;

3. introduce students to the basic concepts and theories of political science, public administration, comparative politics and political communication;

4. familiarize students with the problems, implementation and prospects of the “one country, two systems” policy and the challenges facing Hong Kong’s democratization process since 1997;

5. facilitate students to discover their ability to apply social sciences theories and concepts to evaluate current controversial issues in Hong Kong politics and find out solutions to problems of governance.


Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this minor, students should be able to:

1. Explain the essential dimensions of government, politics and public administration   in Hong Kong in the context of the shifting settings before and after 1997

2. Identify and assess how public law, institutions, agencies and actors are involved in policymaking and in the operation of government in the context of Hong Kong, and connect them to the basic concepts and theories of political science, political communication, comparative government and public administration

3. Understand the problems, the implementation and prospects of the “one country, two systems” policy and the challenges facing Hong Kong’s democratization process

4. Demonstrate the capacity for self-initiated learning in applying relevant social sciences theories and concepts to evaluate controversial real-life cases in Hong Kong politics and find out solutions to problems of governance


Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2019/20



Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

1. Core Courses  (6 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2104Government and Politics in Hong Kong3
POL3114Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics3


2. Electives  (9 credit units)

Any three courses from the following electives.

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2105Introduction to Political Science3
POL2107Government, Law and Society3
POL3107Comparative Politics3
POL3111Democracy and Democratization3
POL3120Politics and Media3
POL3313Governance in Asia3
POL3724Hong Kong and Mainland Integration3