SS4588 - Sociology of Family

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is to discuss concepts, theories, issues, practices, and policies  concerning families in the contemporary context. Specifically, it aims to:

  1. identify and infer changing trends concerning families in Hong Kong;
  2. interpret factors impacting the Hong Kong family;
  3. summarize implications for Hong Kong society;
  4. criticize the policy responses and devise creative solutions to the problems facing Hong Kong families; and
  5. identify and compare trends and features concerning family in selected  societies.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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