BSocSc Asian and International Studies


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1102
BSocSc Asian and International Studies
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 17
Minimum No. of Credits Required 120
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Dr Thomas Patton
Programme Leader
Dr Kobe Chan
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Department of Asian and International Studies

Asian and International Studies explores Asia’s place in the contemporary world and Hong Kong’s strategic positioning in the region and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of socio-political, economic and cultural processes of change occurring in the countries of Asia and to situate them in the broader international context, reflecting the increasing significance of Asia in world affairs. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and training in social research, the major seeks to equip students with analytic skills of value to organizations in the diverse economic sectors in Hong Kong, Asia, and beyond. The programme is taught by faculties from diverse disciplines of sociology, anthropology, and political science. It will enhance students’ skills in critical reasoning and problem-solving, and will extend and deepen their regional and global perspectives. Upon graduation, students are well equipped for both public and private sectors to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including business, project-planning and management, public relations, politics, research and education, mass media, politics, social enterprises, as well as non-governmental and community organizations.


Our Target

This major explores Asia’s significance in contemporary world politics and Hong Kong’s strategic positions within China, Asia and the world. It aims to develop students’ knowledge of the socio-political, economic and cultural changes occurring in Asian countries and to situate them in the broader international context. Students will learn to contemplate Asia's increasingly significant roles in world affairs and examine these roles with both theoretical and practical analytical tools. Through its interdisciplinary curriculum and social research training, the major seeks to equip students with analytical skills that are of great value to organisations in different administrative and economic sectors throughout Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. In addition, it enhances students’ critical reasoning and problem-solving skills, and will deepen their regional and global perspectives.


Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.


First-Year Curriculum

Suggested study pattern: 

Subject Area

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Units

Gateway Education (6 credit units)

Gateway Education(GE) – English

GE1401 & Discipline Specific English


EL0200*

University English &
Discipline Specific English



OR English for Academic Purposes
(depending on students' language background)

6

College Foundation (6 credit units)

College Foundation (CF)

-

One course (3 credits) in each group:

 

  1. Liberal Arts Group
  2. Social Sciences Group

6

Major Core (18 credit units)

Major Core (MC)

AIS2012

Social Research Methods

3

AIS2030

Traditions of Inquiry in the Social Sciences

3

AIS2040

History and Society in Asia

3

AIS3031

Political Dynamics in Asia

3

AIS3032

State and Economy in Asia

3

AIS3126

International Political Economy

3

 

 

Total:

30

 * students entered with Level 3 in HKDSE English Language have to take EL0200 English for Academic Purposes (a year-long course at 6 credits offered by English Language Centre) before proceeding to GE English courses directly.

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue. (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)


Start Your Career Here

This major aims to develop vital human resources that are of strategic importance to Hong Kong. It will develop your knowledge and skills, and broaden and deepen your international and regional perspectives to prepare you for a career in government, social and commercial sectors. Graduates are employable in a wide variety of occupational fields, including social research, market research, journalism and mass media, political groups, public relations, commerce, project-planning and management, social enterprises and non-government organisations.


Student Exchange/Internship

For Student Exchange, please refer to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ais/StudentLife_EP_About.aspx
For Internship, please refer to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ais/StudentLife_PI_About.aspx
 



Bonus Features

  • This major is the first and only programme in Hong Kong to focus on the increasingly important Asian region in this Asian age.
  • It strengthens students’ international perspectives.
  • It is staffed by scholars conducting field-based research in Asian countries and provides students with up-to-date and in-depth regional knowledge.
  • It features opportunities for students to join overseas exchange programmes and field trips to different countries in and beyond Asia to broaden their horizons.
  • AIS’s internship programme offers on-site job training in a number of fields, such as non-government organisations, marketing and research firms, private companies, media sectors, political parties and policy consultancy agencies.

Did You Know?

Graduates from AIS have gotten jobs in teaching positions at all levels, as well as jobs in the private sector, such as editors, social workers, non-governmental organization members, reporters, journalists, public-relations personnel, etc.