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Since 2007-2008, the Department of Social Work has started offering minor programmes for undergraduate students. Details of different minor programme requirements are as follows:

 

(i) Minor in Social Welfare

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of courses as follow:

 

 Course Code Course Name Units
Required Course SOWK1001, 3310, 3320 9
Elective Course

Not less than 9 units of courses from the following:

SOWK1130, 1150, 1160, 1190, 2020, 2110, 2140, 2150, 4540

9

 

(ii) Minor in Social Policy

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of courses as follow:

 

 Course Code Course Name Units
Required Course SOWK1112 or 1114, 3320, 3340 9
Elective Course@

Not less than 9 units of courses from the following:

SOWK2160, 2170, 2190, 2200, 2202, 3250, 4510, 4520, 4530, 4550, 4592

9

 

 

@ For 2013-14 or before, students can also use SOWK2150 to fulfil Social Policy minor requirement. However, this is not applicable to students who are taking SOWK2150 on 2014-15 or thereafter.

 

Note:
1. "Social Welfare" and "Social Policy" are two independent minor programmes. Students are required to indicate their choice to the Department when applying. If course requirements are completed, the name of the chosen minor programme will be shown on the transcript.
2. Students are encouraged to complete the required courses as soon as possible should they wish to minor in our programme. This could prevent the problems caused by possible time clashes of the required minor courses with their own major courses.

 

Course List

 

Course Code Course Name Units
SOWK1001  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 3
SOWK1112  Social Problems, Social Welfare and Social Work 3
SOWK1114  From Understanding to Empowering the Socially Disadvantaged 3
SOWK1130  Living with Grief: Understanding Death, Dying and Bereavement 3
SOWK1150  Choices In Life: An Invitation to Self-Development 3
SOWK1160  Movies, Life and Social Work 3
SOWK1190  Risk and Resilience in Life 3
SOWK2020  Philosophy and Principles of Social Work 3
SOWK2110  Human Behaviour and the Social Environment 3
SOWK2140  Mental Disorders 2
SOWK2150  Individual Mental Health and Healthy Families 3
SOWK2160  Economic Insecurity and Social Security 3
SOWK2170  Social Development and Social Welfare in Contemporary China 3
SOWK2190  Understanding Social Disadvantaged 3
SOWK2200  Interpersonal Violence 3
SOWK2202  Intercultural Intelligence: Understanding the Challenges of a Culturally-diverse Society 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
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 
SOWK4540   Seminar IV: Social Work with People with Special Needs 
SOWK4550   Seminar V: Poverty and Social Exclusion 
SOWK4592  Seminar XI: Special Seminar 3

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