Minors

Minor in Public Policy

This minor aims to:

  1. Provide students with academic knowledge of the theories and concepts in public policy management;
  2. Offer students the analytical tools to examine public policy issues;
  3. Enable students to appreciate the developments and challenges of managing public policy in the contemporary world; and
  4. Equip students with the skills that meet the human resources needs of public and private sectors employers in administration, management and policy analysis positions.

Minor in Philosophy, Ethics and Public Affairs (will be renamed to Minor in Philosophy with effect from Sem A 2021-22)

This minor aims to offer students the opportunity to:

  1. Explore to a brief but substantial degree in the areas of philosophy and ethics;
  2. Gain familiarity with their aims and methods;
  3. Develop facility in engaging in the areas; and
  4. Learn how to analyze public affairs from philosophical and ethical perspectives.

Minor in Political Science

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; and
  3. Broaden students' perspectives and deepen their understanding of other cultures.

Minor in Public Management

This minor aims to enhance students’ theoretical and practical knowledge about public management. Students will be able to choose a variety of courses to enable them to delve into a range of aspects, debates and fields which comprise the subject of Public Management. In the process, students will enhance intellectual capacity, critical analysis and gain familiarity with current practices in the field. Whilst public management has developed some specialised concerns, this subject forms the origins and core of much in the wider discipline of management.

Minor in Urban Studies

This minor aims to:

  1. Introduce students to key debates and issues in urban studies and urban policy discuss and examine the major urban policy issues facing Hong Kong;
  2. Explore urban and social transformation in contemporary China
  3. Demonstrate the social and economic significance of housing, locally and globally; and
  4. Provide students with a solid understanding of key aspects of urban management, particularly in relation to transport planning and housing policy.