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    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course
    SOSC A101
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    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Foundation
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    20
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    20,500
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Foundation 2 terms 20
    English
    20,500
    Aut 2020

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lam Wai Man, PhD (HKU)

    Course Developers: Lawrence Wong Cheuk-yin, Waseda University, Japan; Joel Lau, Consultant

    SOSC A101 is designed for new entrants to the OUHK and is recommended as a starting point for pursuing a degree in Social Sciences. The course covers, at an introductory level, four subject areas: politics, economics, sociology and psychology.

    Aims
    This course aims to enable students to understand the ways in which social scientists view a society in a broad sense, as well as how these areas of study apply to Hong Kong.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • The impact that the behaviour of individuals has on society, as well as the ways that the structure and function of society influence the actions of individuals

    • The insights that politics, economics, sociology and psychology bring to the understanding of the growth and development of society in general, and of Hong Kong in particular

    Learning support
    There will be regular two-hour tutorials and four supplementary lectures.

    Assessment
    There will be nine assignments.

    Set book(s)
    There are no set books for this course.

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