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Associate of Social Sciences in Liberal Studies
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Programme description

The principal objectives of this programme are to liberate learners' minds by widening their horizons and to develop their academic knowledge and the intellectual ability necessary for reasoning, problem-solving and understanding natural and human life and society. Upon completion of the programme, learners will possess broad-based, general knowledge concerning issues in social behaviour and social psychology, contemporary Hong Kong and Chinese development, and sustainable development, and b e able to understand and analyse in greater detail some of the key issues in the social nature of human life, Hong Kong and Chinese society or sustainable development.

Graduates of the p rogramme can pursue jobs as administrators in social, public as well as non-profit making organizations or they can progress academically to obtain an ordinary or honours degree in related disciplines.

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Programme requirements

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete at least 80 credits.

(a) 20 credits from Foundation level courses:
Course code
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code for details)
Course title Credits Level
CHIN A172C 語文通論 5 Foundation
ENGL A101 University English Writing Skills 5 Foundation
ENGL A122 Presentation Skills 5 Foundation
IT S101 Introduction to Information and Communications Technology 10 Foundation
MGT B160 Business Management Fundamentals 5 Foundation
SCI S121 A Foundation Course in Physics and Chemistry 10 Foundation
SCI S122 A Foundation Course in Biology and Earth Science 10 Foundation
SOSC A101* Social Sciences: A Foundation Course 20 Foundation
SOSC A111C* 社會科學基礎課程:心理學與社會學 10 Foundation
SOSC A112C* 社會科學基礎課程:經濟學與政治學 10 Foundation
* SOSC A101 forms excluded combinations with SOSC A111C and SOSC A112C.

(b)  60 credits from courses of one of the following options:

Option 1:

(a) 50 credits from courses:
Course code
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code for details)
Course title Credits Level
CHIN A270C 中國文學與文化導論 10 Middle
CHIN A291C 邏輯與方法論 10 Middle
CHST A201 Understanding Chinese Society 10 Middle
CHST A202C 當代中國文化 10 Middle
ECON A202C 當代中國經濟發展 10 Middle
ECON A203 Hong Kong Economy 10 Middle
ENVR S216 Environment: Change, Contest and Responses 20 Middle
ENVR S237 Environmental Control and Public Health 10 Middle
HIST A202* Modern China (1900--1978) 10 Middle
HIST A213 A History of Hong Kong (1842--1997) or 10 Middle
HIST A213C 香港歷史 (1842--1997) 10 Middle
LESM A201 Hong Kong Criminal Justice System 10 Middle
LIBS A201 The Pacific Century 10 Middle
POLS A201 Introduction to Political Science or 10 Middle
POLS A201C 政治學導論 10 Middle
POLS A211 Government and Politics of Hong Kong or 10 Middle
POLS A211C 香港政府及政治 10 Middle
PSYC A212 Exploring Psychology or 20 Middle
PSYC A212C 心理學導論:理論與實踐 20 Middle
SOCI A202 Hong Kong Society or 10 Middle
SOCI A202C 香港社會 10 Middle
* CHST A304C forms an excluded combination with HIST A202.
(b) 10 credits from courses:
Course code
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code for details)
Course title Credits Level
BIOL S396 Ecosystems 10 Higher
CHST A300C 中國法律與法制 10 Higher
CHST A301 Critical Issues in Contemporary China 10 Higher
CHST A304C* 中國當代史 10 Higher
CHST A312 Global Politics and China 10 Higher
CHST A322 Governing China 10 Higher
ENVR S341 Environmental Legislation and Management 10 Higher
LANG A331 Language and Society in Hong Kong 10 Higher
POLS A301 International Organizations 10 Higher
PSYC A307 Social Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Self and Others 20 Higher
PUAD A301 Public Sector Management in Hong Kong 10 Higher
SOCI A318 Culture, Media and Identities 20 Higher
TRAN A335 Culture and Translation 10 Higher

* CHST A304C forms an excluded combination with HIST A202.
Options 2:
(a) 40 credits from courses:
Course code
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code for details)
Course title Credits Level
CHIN A270C 中國文學與文化導論 10 Middle
CHIN A291C 邏輯與方法論 10 Middle
CHST A201 Understanding Chinese Society 10 Middle
CHST A202C 當代中國文化 10 Middle
ECON A202C 當代中國經濟發展 10 Middle
ECON A203 Hong Kong Economy 10 Middle
ENVR S216 Environment: Change, Contest and Responses 20 Middle
ENVR S237 Environmental Control and Public Health 10 Middle
HIST A202 Modern China (1900--1978) 10 Middle
HIST A213 A History of Hong Kong (1842--1997) or 10 Middle
HIST A213C 香港歷史 (1842--1997) 10 Middle
LESM A201 Hong Kong Criminal Justice System 10 Middle
LIBS A201 The Pacific Century 10 Middle
POLS A201 Introduction to Political Science or 10 Middle
POLS A201C 政治學導論 10 Middle
POLS A211 Government and Politics of Hong Kong or 10 Middle
POLS A211C 香港政府及政治 10 Middle
PSYC A212 Exploring Psychology or 20 Middle
PSYC A212C 心理學導論:理論與實踐 20 Middle
SOCI A202 Hong Kong Society or 10 Middle
SOCI A202C 香港社會 10 Middle
(b) 20 credits from courses:
Course code
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code for details)
Course title Credits Level
BIOL S396 Ecosystems 10 Higher
CHST A300C 中國法律與法制 10 Higher
CHST A301 Critical Issues in Contemporary China 10 Higher
CHST A304C* 中國當代史 10 Higher
CHST A312 Global Politics and China 10 Higher
CHST A322 Governing China 10 Higher
ENVR S341 Environmental Legislation and Management 10 Higher
LANG A331 Language and Society in Hong Kong 10 Higher
LIBS A301 A World of Whose Making? Politics, Economics, Technology and Culture in International Studies 20 Higher
POLS A301 International Organizations 10 Higher
PSYC A307 Social Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Self and Others 20 Higher
PUAD A301 Public Sector Management in Hong Kong 10 Higher
SOCI A318 Culture, Media and Identities 20 Higher
TRAN A335 Culture and Translation 10 Higher

* CHST A304C forms an excluded combination with HIST A202.
Notes:
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Where a programme allows students to select additional courses from outside the programme, students must check their selected courses against the Excluded Combinations list. Only one of the courses in an excluded combination can count towards an OUHK award.

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Choosing the first courses to get started

Students should consider initially registering for one or more of the following courses, which count towards qualification in this programme. Students can plan to take the courses in such a way that they will achieve their academic qualification progressively, for example, obtaining an ordinary or honours degree in liberal studies.

  • SOSC A101 Social Sciences: A Foundation Course

  • SOSC A111C Foundations of Social Sciences: Psychology and Sociology

  • SOSC A112C Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

Students should consult the academic staff for course selection if they intend to apply for credit transfer from a recognized tertiary institution.

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Enquiries

For enquiries about the programmes, please contact:

Dr Charles Kwong
Email: clkwong@ouhk.edu.hk
Tel: 2768 5719

Dr Percy Lui
Tel: 2768 5729
Email: plui@ouhk.edu.hk

Mr Edmund Cheng
Tel: 2768 5741
Email: ewcheng@ouhk.edu.hk

School of Arts and Social Sciences website

Programme website: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/ls

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