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General Education plays a vital role in the University's mission to provide a balanced undergraduate education for all students. It equips students with the intellectual capacity for understanding critical issues, ideas, and values of humanity and of modern society. It nurtures students to be educated persons capable of making informed judgment and taking up the challenges of this ever-changing world.

The Department of Social Work provides the following General Education courses for CUHK students of different disciplines:
Course Code / Course Title Unit
SOWK2190/UGEC2014
Understanding the Socially Disadvantaged
3
SOWK2160/UGEC2631
Economic Insecurity and Social Security
3
SOWK2200/UGEC2680
Interpersonal Violence
3
SOWK2202/UGEC2684
Intercultural Intelligence – Meeting the Challenges of a Culturally-diverse Society
3
SOWK2203/UGEC2693
Mission-driven Social Enterprise
3
SOWK2204/UGEC2686
Social Innovation and Social Change for Good
3
SOWK1150/UGED1600
Choices in Life: An Invitation to Self-Development
3
SOWK1130/UGED1602
Living with Grief: Understanding Death, Dying and Bereavement
3
SOWK1160/UGED1651
Movies, Life and Social Work
3
SOWK2150/UGED2611
Individual Mental Health and Healthy Families
3