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Public Policy and Politics (Major Code: PPP)
Advanced Standing I
Major
Public Policy and Politics (Major Code: PPP)
公共政策與政治
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy and Politics (Major Code: PPP)
社會科學學士(公共政策與政治)
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
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. Streams Core Courses (Students must specialize ONE stream)



Politics Stream (39 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2104Government and Politics in Hong Kong3
POL2107Government, Law and Society3
POL2201Public Policy and Social Development3
POL2603Social Science Research Methods3
POL3107Comparative Politics3
POL3108International Relations3
POL3109Approaches in Political Analysis3
POL3111Democracy and Democratization3
POL3112Political Participation and Social Movements3
POL3113Issues in Contemporary World Politics3
POL3315Ethics in Government3
POL3710Contemporary Chinese Politics3
POL3725Economic Transformation in China3


Public Management Stream (39 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2104Government and Politics in Hong Kong3
POL2107Government, Law and Society3
POL2201Public Policy and Social Development3
POL2603Social Science Research Methods3
POL3204Ethics and Public Policy3
POL3241Approaches in Policy Making and Analysis3
POL3306Organizational Behaviour for Public Management3
POL3307Managing Financial Resources in the Public Sector3
POL3308Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector3
POL3309Issues in Public Management3
POL3310Public Management in the Information Age3
POL3410Management Ethics3
POL3900Social Innovation and Public Policy3


2. Stream Electives



Politics Stream (any 9 credit units from the following list)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2106Government and Economy3
POL2224Environmental Issues in Hong Kong3
POL3002POL Internship3
POL3114Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics3
POL3118Corruption and Public Governance3
POL3120Politics and Media3
POL3206Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics3
POL3234Transport Planning and Management3
POL3239Sustainable Development and Climate Change3
POL3240Environmental Policy and Economics3
POL3313Governance in Asia3
POL3600Independent Studies for Public Policy and Politics3
POL3703Labour and the State in China3
POL3712China and the World3
POL3724Hong Kong and Mainland Integration3
POL3900Social Innovation and Public Policy3
POL3914The European Union3
POL4600Special Project6


Public Management Stream (any 9 credit units from the following list)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2224Environmental Issues in Hong Kong3
POL3002POL Internship3
POL3205Urban Policy3
POL3206Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics3
POL3207Health Care Policy and Ethics3
POL3209Employment and Labour Policy3
POL3232Transport Policy and the Environment3
POL3234Transport Planning and Management3
POL3239Sustainable Development and Climate Change3
POL3240Environmental Policy and Economics3
POL3312Organizational Study Project3
POL3600Independent Studies for Public Policy and Politics3
POL3603Information, Technology and Government3
POL3721Social Policy and Social Development in China3
POL3725Economic Transformation in China3
POL4600Special Project6
POL4953Housing Policy in Contemporary Society3
POL4954Housing Management and Practice3


The Department has a preset schedule on course offerings in different semesters.  Not all the courses will be offered in each semester.  Students who resume their studies upon their leave of absence may not be able to take the course(s) required for graduation in the semester immediately after their leave of absence.  The Department is not obliged to offer substitute courses for these students.  In order for them to graduate “on time”, students have the responsibility to plan well ahead for their studies.