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ADMISSION INFORMATION

 

Study Scheme
Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 units of courses as follows:

Year 1 - Any TWO MORE social science faculty package courses, offered by two different departments/schools, chosen from the list below

Term 1:SOWK1001 (Faculty Package) / SOWK2001

Term 2: SOWK2110


Year 2

Term 1: SOWK2020 / SOWK2210 / SOWK2220

Term 2: SOWK2140 / SOWK2230 / SOWK2430


Year 3 - (From September to March) First Placement, i.e. SOWK3410 + 3420

Term 1: SOWK3340 / At least one from SOWK3240, 3250

Term 2: SOWK3310 / SOWK3320


Year 4  -  (From September to March) Second Placement, i.e. SOWK4410 + 4420. At least THREE from SOWK4030, 4510, 4520, 4530, 4540, 4550, 4590, 4591, 4592

Term 1: SOWK4350

Term 2: SOWK4020

Social Work Major Course List
Course Code / Course Title Units
SOWK2001
Student-orientated Teaching I
2
SOWK2020
Philosophy and Principles of Social Work
3
SOWK2110
Human Behaviour and the Social Environment
3
SOWK2140
Mental Disorders
2
SOWK2210
Social Casework
3
SOWK2220
Social Group Work
3
SOWK2230
Community Work
3
SOWK2430
Social Work Field Laboratory
2
SOWK3240
Clinical Social Work Theories and Practice
3
SOWK3250
Macro Social Work Theories and Practice
3
SOWK3310
Social Welfare Administration
3
SOWK3320
Social Work Research
3
SOWK3340
Social Policy and Planning
3
SOWK3410
Field Instruction I
4
SOWK3420
Field Instruction II
4
SOWK4020
Student-oriented Teaching II
2
SOWK4030
Social Work Guided Research
3
SOWK4350
Law and Social Work
3
SOWK4410
Field Instruction III
4
SOWK4420
Field Instruction IV
4
SOWK4510
Seminar I: Family Centered Social Work
3
SOWK4520
Seminar II: Social Work with Young People
3
SOWK4530
Seminar III: Social Work with Older People
3
SOWK4540
Seminar IV: Social Work with People with Special Needs
3
SOWK4550
Seminar V: Poverty and Social Exclusion
3
SOWK4570
Seminar VII: Art-based Social Work Practice
3
SOWK4590
Seminar IX: Family Therapy
3
SOWK4591^
Seminar X: Research Seminar
3
SOWK4592^
Seminar XI: Special Seminar
3

 ^These elective courses are not offered in 2018-19.

Social Science Faculty Package Course List (Applicable to students admitted in 2018-19 and thereafter)
Course Code / Course Title Units
ARCH1001
Living Architecture
3
ARCH1002
Understanding Cities
3
COMM1110
Media and Everyday Life
3
COMM1120
Development of Mass Communication
3
ECON1210
Economics and Society
3
ECON1220
Contemporary Economic Thinking
3
ECON2011
Basic Microeconomics
3
GPAD1020
Fundamentals of Government
3
GPAD1076
Thinking Politically
3
GPAD1077
Critical Debates in Hong Kong
3
GLSD1001
Introduction to Global Studies I
3*
GRMD1302
People, Space and Place
3
GRMD1401
A World of Diversity
3
GRMD1402
Global Change and Sustainability
3
GRMD1404
Geographical Landscape of the World
3
PSYC1000
General Psychology
3
PSYC1630
Communication for Healthy Relationship
3
SOCI1001
Introduction to Sociology
3
SOCI1201
Hong Kong Society: Identities and Boundaries
3
URSP1001
Introduction to Urban Studies
3
URSP1002
Urban Studies in a Nutshell
3
# Social Work Free Elective Courses Recommended by Department for Major Student’s Self-Enrichment:
Course Code / Course Title Units
SOWK2160
Economic Insecurity and Society Security
3
SOWK2202
Cultural Intelligence: Meeting the Challenge of a Culturally-diverse Society
3
SOWK2203
Mission-driven Social Enterprise
3
SOWK2204
Social Innovation and Social Change for Good
3

 

Notes:

  1. SOWK courses at 2000 level and above will be included in the calculation of the Major GPA for honours classification.
  2. For students transferred to the Social Work Programme and who had taken SOWK1113 or 1114 as part of the Faculty Package, the courses should be counted as part of their elective courses. They should take an additional Faculty Package course to fulfill the Faculty Package requirement.
  3. All social work students are required to take at least one PSYC course and one SOCI course.
  4. Students are encouraged to take SOWK4030 preferably in their final year of study to enhance their research ability by conducting a guided research on selected topics.