Social Work
Normative 4-year Degree
Social Work
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Normal Period of Study
4 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
120 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (30 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 at least 1 course from each 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 3 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 (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

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

Major Requirements (81 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

1. Foundation-year courses (9 credit units)**
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS1011Social Welfare Services and Issues3
SS1101Basic Psychology3
SS1024Social Issues and Problems3

2. Core Courses (66 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS2029Basic Sociology3
SS2105Introduction to Social Work3
SS2113Working with Individuals and Families3
SS2115Working with Groups3
SS2116Working with Organizations and Communities3
SS2273Interpersonal Communication and Counselling Skills Laboratory2
SS2275ASelf Development Laboratory2
SS2276Community Organising Skills Laboratory2
SS2277Team Building and Group Work Skills Laboratory2
SS3279Introduction to Fieldwork Learning1
SS3280Human Behaviour in Social Environment2
SS3281Social Welfare Policy2
SS3282Social Work and the Law3
SS3290Social Work Research3
SS3293Practicum I9
SS4001Social Work Practice Evaluation2
SS4002AIntegrated Social Work Practice Seminar3
SS4111Management and Supervision in Human Services3
SS4210Mental Health and Social Work3
SS4293Practicum II12

3. Electives (6 credit units)

Area 1: Service Users (choose one from six)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS4206Working with Children & Families3
SS4207Working with Young People and Offenders3
SS4208Working with the Communities and People with Special Needs3
SS4215Health and Aging3
SS4216Working with People with Disabilities3
SS4223School Social Work3

Area 2: Advanced and Critical Practice (choose one from five)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
SS3104Inquiry into Social Work Practice3
SS3117Gender Perspective in Social Work3
SS4003Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work Practice3
SS4217Conflict Management and Mediation3
SS4218Information Management & Technology in a Social Work Environment3

**Note: Students of second major and students changed to the major (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I) will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take two designated Foundation-year courses, i.e. SS1011 and SS1101 (6 credit units).