Minor in Sociology
The Minor in Sociology aims to develop students’ ability to examine and understand social issues with an analytical eye. The sociological perspective broadens students’ ability to critically evaluate and assess policies and social issues, and will be an asset to a wide range of careers including education, policy analysis, mass media, as well as business and commerce.
The Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences coordinates the offering of the Minor in Sociology.
Students other than those who Major in BSocSc in Sociology may qualify for a Minor in Sociology after successful completion of 15 credits (five courses) as detailed below:
- Required Course (1 course, 3 credits)
SOC2101 Introduction to Sociology*
*Student who have taken SOC2101 Introduction to Sociology as part of their programme requirement (e.g. BSocSc non- Sociology majors) are required to take another Sociology elective course as a substitute.
- Elective Courses (4 courses, 12 credits)
Students can choose any 4 courses with a course letter code "SOC" at 3000 to 4000 level
Minor in Smart Cities
The Minor in Smart Cities provides interdisciplinary training to students across the university regarding the evolution of municipalities as they incorporate advanced technology into the fabric of their lives. Students pursuing this Minor will have the chance to consider the cultural, economic, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and technical consequences of incorporating new information technology into every aspect of a city's existence.
The Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences coordinates the offering of this Minor.
Students who are not enrolled in the Concentration of Smart Cities and Digital Society under BSocSc Programme may qualify for a Minor in Smart Cities after successful completion of 15 credits (five course) as detailed below:
- Required Courses
ECO3002 The Economics of the Digital Economy
SOC3336 Digital Society (coded as SSC3003 in 2019-20 or before)
SOC3337 Smart Cities Seminar (coded as SSC3004 in 2019-20 or before)
- Elective Courses*
CUS3322 City Cultures
ECO3313 Urban Economics
PHI2118 A Philosophical Introduction to Artifical Intelligence (from Term 2, 2020-21)
PHI4375 Philosophy of Artifical Intelligence (not offered from Term 2, 2020-21)
PSY3103 Psychology of Human Performance and Technology
SOC3311 Urban Sociology
SCI3001 Location Intelligence
* Choose 2 courses
Minor in Social Innovation and Social Studies (from 2022-23)
The aim of the Minor in Social Innovation and Social Studies is to equip students with the knowledge, perspective and sensitivity for an adequate understanding and innovative solution of social problems in Hong Kong, China and the world. Drawing upon the systematic studies of social issues in Sociology and Social Policy, the Minor purports to provide students with a broad conceptual and practical tool kit to access further studies and the entry level positions in a diverse array of careers and occupations (e.g. Social Enterprise, Commerce and Industry, Social Service, Civil Service, Healthcare, and Environmental Protection).
The Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences coordinates the offering of the Minor in Social Innovation and Social Studies.
Students whose Major is in any programme other than BSocSc in Sociology may qualify for a Minor in Social Innovation and Social Studies after successful completion of 15 credits of courses as detailed below:
- Required Courses (6 credits)
SOC3341 Social Innovation Seminar: Dialogue with Change-Makers
SOC3342 Non-Profit Organizations and the Voluntary Sector
- Elective Courses (9 credits)
Category A (choose any 2 courses from below)
SOC3003 Ethnicity and Ethnic Minorities
SOC3004 Community and Society (titled as Community Studies in Term 1, 2019-20 or before)
SOC3343 Understanding Social Impact
SOC4328 Ageing, Adaptation and Change (titled as Ageing, Modernisation and Adaptation in Term 1, 2021-22 or before)
Category B (choose any 1 course from below)
SOC3002 Family and Society
SOC3327 Social Welfare and Social Problems in Hong Kong (coded as SSC3327 in 2019-20 or before)
SOC3335 Housing and Society (coded as SSC3002 in 2019-20 or before)