Regulations for the Associate of Social Sciences
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These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees).

In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

Associate of Social Sciences (ASSC) (see Note 9)
1. To be eligible for the award of the Associate of Social Sciences, 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 Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and
  c) obtain at least 80 credits* in courses prescribed by the regulations.
  * Of the 80 credits required for the attainment of the Associate Degree, students can complete up to 25 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
2. For the Associate of Social Sciences, the University has prescribed that a student must:
  a) successfully complete SOSC A101/SOSC A101W, or both SOSC A111C/SOSC A111CW and SOSC A112C labelled CC in Table 1; and
  b) successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled OC in Table 1; and
  c) successfully complete additional 20 credits from any Pre-foundation, Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses in Table 1 or offered by the University, of which (for students registering for the first time with the University on 1 October 2005 or thereafter,) no more than 10 credits may be obtained at Pre-foundation level.

Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits
ASSC

Pre-foundation level

ENGL E070 1

English for Post-secondary Study

5
--

MATH L030 2

Foundations in General Mathematics

5
--

Foundation level

ENGL A101 1,4

University English Writing Skills

5

--

ENGL A122 1

Presentation Skills

5

--

IT E150 1

Information Technology for Learning

5

--

IT L150 1,2

Foundations in Microcomputing and WWW

5

--

MGT L162 2

Managing Quality

5

--

SOSC A101 1

Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

20

CC

SOSC A101W 1

Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

20

CC

SOSC A111C 1

Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

10

CC

SOSC A111CW 1

Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

10

CC

SOSC A112C 1

Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

10

CC

Middle level

CHST A201 1

Understanding Chinese Society

10

OC

ECON A230 1,2,3

Introduction to Economics

10

OC

ECON A231 1,3

Introduction to Microeconomics

5

OC

ECON A232 1,3

Introduction to Macroeconomics

5

OC

HIST A202 1

Modern China (1900-1978)

10

OC

LIBS A201

The Pacific Century

10

OC

MATH S242 1,2,8

Statistics in Society

10

OC

POLS A201 1

Introduction to Political Science

10

OC
POLS A201C 1 Introduction to Political Science
10
OC

POLS A211 1

Government and Politics of Hong Kong

10

OC

POLS A211C 1

Government and Politics of Hong Kong

10

OC

PSYC A202 1,2

Introduction to Psychology

20

OC

PSYC A209

Child Development

20

OC

PSYC A212 1

Exploring Psychology

20

OC

PSYC A212C 1

Introductory Psychology: Theory and Application

20

OC

PSYC A215C

Developmental Psychology

20

OC
PSYC A226 Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain

10

OC
SOCI A201 1,2 Sociology and Society
20
OC

SOCI A202 1

Hong Kong Society

10

OC

SOCI A202C 1

Hong Kong Society

10

OC
SOCI A208 Welfare, Crime and Society

20

OC

SOCI A213 1,2

Understanding Modern Societies

20

OC

STAT S242 1,8

Statistics in Society

10

OC

Higher level

CHST A322 1

Governing China

10

--

LIBS A301

A World of Whose Making? Politics, Economics, Technology and Culture in International Studies

20

--

POLS A301

International Organizations

10

--

POLS A316 1,2,6

Democracy: From Classical Times to the Present

20

--
PSYC A303 1 Cognitive Psychology and the Mind
20
--
PSYC A307 1,7 Social Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Self and Others
20
--

PSYC A309 1,2

Cognitive Psychology

20

--

PSYC A309C 1

Cognitive Psychology

20

--

PSYC A317 1,2,7

Social Psychology: Personal Lives, Social Worlds

20

--
SOCI A301 1,5 Crime and Justice
20
--

SOCI A315 1,2,5

Crime, Order and Social Control

20

--

SOCI A318

Culture, Media and Identities

20

--

SOSC A313 1

Research Methods in Social Sciences

20

OC

SOSC A313C 1

Research Methods in Social Sciences

20

OC

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. Courses no longer available.
     
  3. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231 and ECON A232.
     
  4. Students who have successfully completed ENGL A100 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ENGL A101.
     
  5. Students who have successfully completed SOCI A315/SOCI A310 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of SOCI A301.
     
  6. Students who have successfully completed POLS A308 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of POLS A316.
     
  7. Students who have successfully completed PSYC A317 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of PSYC A307.
     
  8. Students who have successfully completed MATH S242 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of STAT S242.
     
  9. The programme of Associate of Social Sciences will be phased out with effect from October 2014 semester. The last conferment of the programme will be December 2018.

March 2017

 
 
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