Political Science
Political Science
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
PPP – Politics Stream
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to

  1. provide students with an introduction to the discipline of political science and knowledge of key issues of local and global politics;
  2. produce graduates who can meet effectively the human resources needs of a wide range of public and private sector employers in administrative, management and policy analysis positions;
  3. broaden students’ perspectives and deepen their understanding of other cultures.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. master a basic understanding of major concepts and theories in political science and knowledge of major developments in local and global politics;  
  2. develop a general competence in dealing with issues related to political analysis;
  3. acquire the intellectual and analytical competence required for effective performance and leadership in a range of public- and private-sector careers linked to policy studies and administration;
  4. be articulate in public affairs and able to reflect critically and formulate one’s judgment on issues of public interest.

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2021/22

1. Core Course (3 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
POL2105Introduction to Political Science3For those students who have already taken POL/SA2105 or equivalent will be asked to take any five courses (a total of 15 credit units) from the following elective list

2. Electives (12 credit units)

Any 4 courses from the following electives.

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
POL2104Hong Kong Politics3
POL3107Comparative Politics3
POL3108International Relations3
POL3109Approaches in Political Analysis3
POL3110Socialism and Its Transformation3Inactive course
POL3111Democracy and Democratization3
POL3112Political Participation and Social Movements3
POL3113Issues in Contemporary World Politics3
POL3114Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics3
POL3118Corruption and Public Governance3
POL3313Governance in Asia3
POL3600Independent Studies for Public Policy and Politics3
POL3603Information, Technology and Government3
POL3710Contemporary Chinese Politics3
POL3711Intergovernmental Relations in China3Inactive course
POL3712China and the World3
POL3724Hong Kong and Mainland Integration3
POL3914The European Union3
POL4100Comparative Environmental Politics3Inactive course

Additional Information


Not all the electives in this Minor will be offered each year.  It is the responsibility of students to ensure that there is no overlap of courses between their Major and this Minor if they wish to declare this minor and that their timetables over the years allow them to take the courses.