Social Work
Advanced Standing II
Social Work
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Normal Period of Study
3 years
Maximum Period of Study
5 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
60 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (12 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2017/18

  Credit Units
University Requirements Discipline-specific English 3
Distributional Requirements Take 1 course from any one 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 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

College / School Requirements (0 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2017/18

Full exemption from college requirements is given.

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

1. Core Courses (36 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS3104Inquiry into Social Work Practice3
SS3105Group Counselling3
SS3107Working with Individuals and Families3
SS3112Social Work Management and Supervision3
SS3282Social Work and the Law3
SS4113Social Work Research and Evaluation6
SS4208Working with the Communities and People with Special Needs3

2. Electives (12 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
POL3971ASocial Change and Social Policy in China3
SS2013Sexual Diversity in Social Work Practice3
SS2030Introduction to Criminology3
SS2200Domestic Violence: Theories and Practices for Social Workers3
SS3106Macro Practice in Social Work3
SS3117Gender Perspective in Social Work3
SS3118Discrimination Studies3
SS3608Emotional Intelligence3
SS4206Working with Children & Families3
SS4207Working with Young People and Offenders3
SS4215Health and Aging3
SS4216Working with People with Disabilities3
SS4217Conflict Management and Mediation3
SS4218Information Management & Technology in a Social Work Environment3
SS4219Introduction to Psychopathology3
SS4220Positive Psychology for Helping Professionals3
SS4221Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies for Social Work Practice3
SS4270Skills Laboratory3
SS5110Assessment and Interventions in Mental Health Counselling3**
SS5208Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions3**
SS5214Working with Families in Transition3**
SS5800Counselling Theories and Practice3**
SS5801Counselling in Society and Across Culture3**
SS5802Group Counselling and Therapy3**
SS5821Counselling Children and Youth3**
SS5822Family-based Service and Family Practice3**

** Students may choose a 5-level course starting from their year-two of study, subject to the academic requirement that a minimum of CGPA at 3.0 has been attained at or after Semester B of their first year.