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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

    In these regulations, definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies (BSSCCS) (see Note 8)
    1.
    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies, a student shall:
     
    a)
    comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
     
    b)
    comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
     
    c)
    obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2.
    For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must:
     
    a)

    successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled FS in Table 1; and

     
    b)
    successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled FC in Table 1; and
     
    c)

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled MC/MW in Table 1; and

     
    d)

    successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled MH in Table 1; and

      e)

    successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled HC/HW in Table 1; and

      f)

    successfully complete additional 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.

     
    Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies (BSSCHCS) (see Note 8)
    1.
    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies, a student shall:
     
    a)
    comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
     
    b)
    comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
     
    c)
    obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 140 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 50 credits in courses at Higher level.
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2.
    For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must:
     
    a)
    successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled FS in Table 1; and
     
    b)

    successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled FC in Table 1; and

     
    c)

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses labelled MC in Table 1, and

     
    d)

    successfully complete 20 credits from courses labelled MH in Table 1; and

      e)

    successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled MW in Table 1; and

      f)

    successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled HW in Table 1; and

      g)

    successfully complete 40 credits from the remaining courses labelled HC/HW in Table 1; and

      h)

    successfully complete additional 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.

       

     

    3.
    Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    4. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    5.
    For the calculations of scores for the classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)



    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    BSSCCS/
    BSSCHCS

    Honours Classification Group

    Foundation level

    SOSC A101 1

    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

    20

    FS

    --

    SOSC A101W 1

    Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

    20

    FS

    --

    SOSC A111C1,3,7

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

    10

    FS

    --

    SOSC A111CW 1

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

    10

    FS

    --

    SOSC A112C 1

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

    10

    FS

    --

    SOSC A121C 1,7 Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology
    5
    FS
    --
    SOSC A122C 1,7 Foundations of Social Sciences: Sociology
    5
    FS
    --

    ENGL A101 1,2

    University English Writing Skills

    5

    FC

    --

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    FC

    --

    CHIN A172C

    Introduction to Chinese Language

    5

    FC

    --

    BUS B101C 1 Foundation Putonghua for China Trade
    5
    FC
    --

    PTH L110C 1,3

    Foundation Putonghua for China Trade

    5

    FC

    --

    ENGL E100 3,4

    English for Effective Communication I

    10

    FC

    --

    ENGL E110 4 English for Effective Communication I: Listening and Speaking
    5

    FC

    --

    ENGL E120 4 English for Effective Communication I: Reading and Writing
    5

    FC

    --

    PTH E150C 1

    Foundation Putonghua

    5

    FC

    --

    IT S123

    Introduction to Internet Services and Applications

    10

    FC

    --

    Middle level

    CHIN A202C 5 Contemporary Chinese Culture

    10

    MC

    b

    CHIN A270C

    Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture

    10

    MC

    b

    HIST A202 1

    Modern China (1900-1978)

    10

    MC

    b

    CHST A201 1

    Understanding Chinese Society

    10

    MC

    b

    ECON A202C 1

    Economic Development of Contemporary China

    10

    MC

    b

    LIBS A201

    The Pacific Century

    10

    MW

    b

    CHIN A213C 1,6

    A History of Hong Kong (1842-1997)

    10

    MH

    b

    HIST A213 1

    A History of Hong Kong (1842-1997)

    10

    MH

    b

    ECON A203 1

    Hong Kong Economy

    10

    MH

    b

    LESM A201

    Hong Kong Criminal Justice System

    10

    MH

    b

    SOCI A202 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    MH

    b

    SOCI A202C 1

    Hong Kong Society

    10

    MH

    b

    POLS A211 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    MH

    b

    POLS A211C 1

    Government and Politics of Hong Kong

    10

    MH

    b

    Higher level

    CHIN A362C Contemporary Chinese Literature

    10

    HC

    a or b

    CHST A300C

    Chinese Law and Legal System

    10

    HC

    a or b

    CHST A301

    Critical Issues in Contemporary China

    10

    HC

    a or b

    CHST A303C

    Foreign Trade and Investment in China

    10

    HC

    a or b

    CHST A304C 1

    China Since 1949: A Historical Review

    10

    HC

    a or b

    CHST A312 1

    Global Politics and China

    10

    HW

    a or b

    CHST A322 1

    Governing China

    10

    HC

    a or b

    PUAD A301

    Public Sector Management in Hong Kong

    10

    HC

    a or b

    POLS A301 International Organizations

    10

    HW

    a or b


    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. ENGL A100 was replaced by ENGL A101. Students who have successfully completed ENGL A100 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL A101.
       
    3. Courses no longer available.
       
    4. Students who have successfully completed ENGL E100 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL E110 and ENGL E120.
       
    5. CHST A202C has been replaced by CHIN A202C. Students who have successfully completed CHST A202C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of CHIN A202C.
       
    6. HIST A213C has been replaced by CHIN A213C. Students who have successfully completed HIST A213C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of CHIN A213C.
       
    7. SOSC A111C has been replaced by SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C. Students who have successfully completed SOSC A111C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of SOSC A121C and SOSC A122C.
       
    8. The programmes of Bachelor of Social Sciences in China Studies and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in China Studies has been phased out with effect from April 2015 semester. The last conferment of these programmes will be December 2020.
    March 2020
     
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