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Programme Aims

The government has been relying on sound policies to deal with social problems, there is a need to train social administration practitioners with conceptual and methodological competence, as well as social and ethical responsibility. They are able to make independent judgment in problem solving based on the principle of social justice.

On the other hand, the role of civil society in solving different social problems through social enterprises is becoming more vital. Students studying in the programme will acquire the skills and knowledge in which a social entrepreneur needs to know in alleviating different social problems.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

On graduation, students with a Minor degree in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship should have the ability to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in social policy and social entrepreneurship, including fundamental concepts and theories for policy making, program planning and management skills in non-government sector and civil society;
  • articulate a global perspective and competence, with an awareness of both global and local contexts in relation to the practice of social policy and social entrepreneurship;
  • recognize the social and ethical responsibility of their decisions and actions, including the acknowledgement of social justice issues relevant to the practice of social policy and social entrepreneurship and their commitment to the society.

 

Who are eligible to take the Minor in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship

Students enrolling on full-time 4-year undergraduate degree programmes can apply for the Minor programme by submitting their applications to and obtaining approval from the Minor-offering Department starting from their second year of study.  To be eligible for enrollment on a Minor, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the time of application for Minor enrollment.

Students majoring in BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (54439-SPE) are not allowed to take this Minor programme.

Students who are not enrolled in such programme may take any subjects from the Minor programme as their additional subjects.

 

Quota

7

 

Award Requirements

Students can obtain a Minor degree in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship after completion of 18 credits in 6 subjects (6 credits in Compulsory and 12 credits in Elective).

 

List of Subjects

To choose a subject of the Minor programme, students should register through eStudent during the subject registration and/or add/drop periods as announced by the Academic Registry.

Subject Code

Title

Level

Credits

Subject Nature (Compulsory/

Elective)

Sub-Total

APSS3230

THEORIES OF SOCIAL POLICY

3

3

Compulsory

(Choose 1 subject)

6

APSS3232

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY MAKING PROCESS

3

3

APSS331

MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES

3

3

Compulsory

(Choose 1 subject)

APSS4511

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISES

4

3

APSS322

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES

3

3

Elective

(Choose 4 subjects)

12

APSS3221

CIVIL SOCIETY AND GOVERNANCE

3

3

APSS3224

SOCIAL CAPITAL

3

3

APSS323

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

3

3

APSS3230

THEORIES OF SOCIAL POLICY

3

3

APSS3232

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY MAKING PROCESS

3

3

APSS324

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

3

3

APSS3242

UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITIES

3

3

APSS3243

CREATING INNOVATION IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

3

APSS328

PROGRAMME PLANNING & EVALUATION

3

3

APSS331

MANAGEMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES

3

3

APSS4510

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

4

3

APSS4511

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTERPRISES

4

3

 

Enquiry

For academic enquiry
Dr CHOW Sung-ming
3400 3014
EF716

sungming.chow@polyu.edu.hk

 

For administrative enquiry
Ms Shirley YEUNG
2766 5746
HJ402

ssba@polyu.edu.hk