POL3921 - Urban and Social Policy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA3921 or SA3201 or SA2201 or POL2201 or POL3205
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces the essential elements of urban and social policy. At the end of this course, students should:
have a good understanding of modern processes of urban development and the nature of cities;
have a good understanding of the processes that shape social welfare;
understand how urban processes relate to social policy issues;
have knowledge of the key elements of urban sociology such as access to urban opportunity, issues of social cohesion and social exclusion; 
appreciate the major urban and social policy issues facing Hong Kong; 
understand the politics of urban and social controversies that emerge in urban settings.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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