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Associate in Applied Social Sciences
Programme Code: 8C111-NS
Programme Leader: WONG, Annie On-on 黃安安
Assistant Programme Leader: HO, Ruby Wing-yi 何穎宜

Admission Score for this programme (2017/18 Cohort):
15.4 (Average); 22 (Maximum)

Click here to view admission score (2017/18 Cohort) for all programmes.

   

What is this programme about?

Why this programme?

Articulation rate nearly 90% in 2017
Build a solid foundation for further study of individual and social behaviour ...

Graduate sharing

The Associate in Applied Social Sciences programme allows students to choose discipline-specific compulsory ...

Why this programme?

  • Articulation rate nearly 90% in 2017
  • Build a solid foundation for further study of individual and social behaviour and human culture
  • Emphasise the integration of knowledge and real-life practice; focus on humanistic care and reflection on social phenomenon
  • You can take any scheme electives and any discipline-specific compulsory subjects offered in the other three applied social sciences programmes based on your interests

 

This programme helps you study and consolidate social science theories and viewpoints, and also learn social research methods including information collection and analysis. Through various learning methods such as field trips, social participation and interaction with different social groups, you will gain an in-depth understanding of social development and social life, which will facilitate your reflection on humanistic values.

 

You may take any applied social sciences subjects in different areas in Year 1 according to your interests and then choose to specialise in Psychology, Social Policy and Administration, or Sociology and Culture in Year 2. After graduation, you can further your studies or pursue your career in related fields.

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure
You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 21 subjects in total, ...

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates
More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree ...

What will I learn?

Curriculum Structure

 

You are required to take, in two years, 20 - 21 subjects in total, comprising 12 - 13 General Education Subjects and 8 Discipline-specific Subjects.

 

General Education Subjects

 

8 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Academic English (Social Sciences) I^ OR English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) I
  • Academic English (Social Sciences) II^ OR English for Academic Studies (Social Sciences) II
  • Chinese Communication for College Students@ OR Elementary Chinese~
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Hong Kong Society
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Self Understanding and Communication Skills 
  • The Art of Reasoning

 

@Taught in Putonghua
~Students who are non-Chinese speakers, or whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below are required to take this subject.
^Subject to PolyU's approval

 

4 - 5 Elective Subjects*# (from the following cluster areas)

 

  • Community, Organisation and Globalisation
  • History, Cultures and World Views
  • Human Nature, Relations and Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Science, Technology and Environment

 

* Students with Level 3 or above in any one HKDSE subject (other than English) only need to take four General Education elective subjects.

 

For the full list of more than 50 General Education subjects, please click here.

 

Discipline-specific Subjects

 

3 Compulsory Subjects

 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Introduction to Sociology

 

1 Elective Subject# (from the following subjects)

 

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Services in Hong Kong
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Sociology of Culture

 

4 Elective Subjects# (from the following subjects or from the discipline-specific compulsory subjects offered in the other programmes under the Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences)

 

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Community Field Study
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Human Behaviour and Social Environment
  • Issues in Hong Kong Society
  • Policy, Welfare and Human Values
  • Popular Culture and Consumption
  • Practicum in Human Service Organisations
  • Social Welfare in Hong Kong
  • Working with Groups, Communities and Organisations
  • Working with Individuals and Families 

 

#Offering of individual elective subjects is subject to resources and quota availability.

 
Intended Learning Outcomes
 
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to achieve its intended learning outcomes. For details, please click here.
 

Where will I go after HKCC?

Articulation Track Record of Graduates

 

More than 90 local and overseas bachelor's degree programmes have admitted graduates from HKCC's Associate Degree Scheme in Applied Social Sciences. For the articulation track record of graduates, please click here.

 

Career Prospects

 

  • Commercial Sector or Public Sector
  • Programme Executive/Assistant (Organisations for Health, Residents, Labour and Environmental Protection)
  • Teaching Assistant (Liberal Studies)
  • Welfare Worker
 
No graduates of this programme in 2017 engaged in employment.
 
Source: HKCC Graduate Survey 2017 (figures as of 6 October 2017)