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Asian and International Studies
Advanced Standing I
Major
Asian and International Studies
亞洲及國際研究
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Asian and International Studies
社會科學學士(亞洲及國際研究)
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
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 2017/18



  Credit Units
University Requirements GE1401 University English 3
Discipline-specific English 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

Visit the GE website for more course information.
6
College-specified Courses

Take 2 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
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
POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
POL3120 Politics and Media
POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
POL3233 Managing the Housing System
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
SS1611 Movies and Psychology
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College / School Requirements (6 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2017/18



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

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


Major Requirements (48 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2017/18



1. Core Courses (39 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
AIS2012Social Research Methods3
AIS2030Traditions of Inquiry in the Social Sciences3
AIS2040History and Society in Asia3
AIS2041Political and Social Development in China3
AIS2073Understanding Culture in Japan and China through Film3
AIS2914Introduction to Japanese Society3
AIS3031Political Dynamics in Asia3
AIS3032State and Economy in Asia3
AIS3033Culture and Change in Asia3
AIS3123Theories of Development3
AIS3126International Political Economy3
AIS4071Globalisation and the Environment3
AIS4127Poverty and the Politics of Aid3

2.  Electives (9 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2032Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City3
AIS2036The Asian Century3
AIS2200Introduction to International Studies Through Film3
AIS2918A Portrait of Japan : Experiencing Japanese Culture3
AIS2958Introduction to Korean Society3
AIS3034Environment and Society in Asia3
AIS3041Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions I3
AIS3042Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions II3
AIS3043Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions III3
AIS3046Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas3
AIS3054Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia3
AIS3060Special Topics in Asian Studies I3
AIS3061Special Topics in Asian Studies II3
AIS3070Special Topics in Development Studies3
AIS3121Theories of International Relations3
AIS3124Special Topics in International Studies I3
AIS3125Special Topics in International Studies II3
AIS3141Spies, Intelligence and National Security3
AIS3544Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea3
AIS3800Professional Internship3AIS3800 Professional Internship and CLA3100 Summer Professional Internship I are mutually exclusive
AIS3810AIS Study Tour3
AIS3810JAIS Study Tour3Applies only to where the destination is Japan
AIS3810KAIS Study Tour3Applies only to where the destination is Korean
AIS3984Korean Culture3
AIS4025Globalization and Socio-Cultural Changes3
AIS4027Religions and Society in Asia3
AIS4028Women and Social Change in Asia3
AIS4042Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation3
AIS4045Political Sociology3
AIS4055Youth and Politics in Asia3
AIS4060Directed Research Project6AIS4060 carries eligibility requirement of 3.0 CGPA
AIS4072Contemporary International Politics of the Asia Pacific3
AIS4104China and the Global South3
AIS4122International Organisations3
AIS4123International Security3
AIS4130U.S. Politics and Society3
AIS4132Introduction to India3
AIS4140The State and Development in Northeast Asia3
AIS4201International Relations: Conflict and Cooperation on Environment and Resources Problems3
CLA3100Professional Internship I3AIS3800 Professional Internship and CLA3100 Summer Professional Internship I are mutually exclusive

Elective Structure/ Stream

Elective structure is divided into 3 streams. Students need to take at least 3 courses in one stream (Asian Studies/ International Studies/ Development Studies) in order to graduate in that stream.  Students can graduate in one stream only. 


Asian Studies
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2032Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City3
AIS2036The Asian Century3
AIS2918A Portrait of Japan : Experiencing Japanese Culture3
AIS2958Introduction to Korean Society3
AIS3034Environment and Society in Asia3
AIS3041Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions I3
AIS3042Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions II3
AIS3043Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions III3
AIS3046Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas3
AIS3054Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia3
AIS3060Special Topics in Asian Studies I3
AIS3061Special Topics in Asian Studies II3
AIS3810AIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810JAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810KAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3984Korean Culture3
AIS4027Religions and Society in Asia3
AIS4028Women and Social Change in Asia3
AIS4055Youth and Politics in Asia3

International Studies
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS2200Introduction to International Studies Through Film3
AIS3046Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas3
AIS3121Theories of International Relations3
AIS3124Special Topics in International Studies I3
AIS3125Special Topics in International Studies II3
AIS3141Spies, Intelligence and National Security3
AIS3810AIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810JAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810KAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS4025Globalization and Socio-Cultural Changes3
AIS4042Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation3
AIS4072Contemporary International Politics of the Asia Pacific3
AIS4104China and the Global South3
AIS4122International Organisations3
AIS4123International Security3
AIS4130U.S. Politics and Society3
AIS4132Introduction to India3
AIS4140The State and Development in Northeast Asia3
AIS4201International Relations: Conflict and Cooperation on Environment and Resources Problems3

Development Studies
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
AIS3034Environment and Society in Asia3
AIS3041Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions I3
AIS3042Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions II3
AIS3043Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions III3
AIS3046Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas3
AIS3070Special Topics in Development Studies3
AIS3544Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea3
AIS3810AIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810JAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS3810KAIS Study Tour3Stream selection is subject to case by case approval by Major Leader and Tour Leader.
AIS4025Globalization and Socio-Cultural Changes3
AIS4042Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation3
AIS4045Political Sociology3
AIS4104China and the Global South3
AIS4132Introduction to India3