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Minor in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (54439-YPE)

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 Programme Code   54439-YPA
 Programme Leader  Dr Kenneth Lo

 

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.

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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.

 

Curriculum

Minor students are required to take 6 subjects from the list with at least 1 subject from Core A and B respectively and 4 subjects from electives/Core A/Core B.  For example, If a student takes APSS3230 as core, he can take APSS3232 as elective.

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Category

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credit Value

Pre-requisite

Requirement

Core A : Stream of Social Policy

APSS3230

Theories of Social Policy

3

 

Choose 1 subject

APSS3232

Social Planning and Policy Making Process

3

APSS3230

Core B : Stream of Social Entrepreneurship

APSS331

Management in Human Services

3

 

Choose 1 subject

APSS4511

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises

3

 

Electives

APSS3221

Civil Society and Governance

3

 

Choose 4 subjects

APSS3224

Social Capital

3

 

APSS323

Government & Public Administration

3

 

APSS3230

Theories of Social Policy

3

 

APSS3232

Social Planning and Policy Making Process

3

 

APSS3234

Financial Planning and Management in Organizations

(retitled from APSS322 Financial Management in Human Services)

3

APS331

APSS3235

Media and Social Innovation

3

 

APSS324

Human Capital Development

3

APS331

APSS3242

Understanding Diversities

3

 

APSS328

Programme Planning and Evaluation

3

APS331

APSS331

Management in Human Services

3

 

APSS4510

Corporate Social Responsibility

3

 

APSS4511

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises

3

 

APSS4535

Social Innovation for Grand Challenges

(retitled from APSS3243 Creating Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship)

3

 

APSS4536

Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting and Strategy

3

 

APSS4537

Entrepreneurship for Global and Social Development

3

 

Please click here for the subject offering pattern.

 

Requirement for Obtaining the Minor Award

To graduate with the Minor Award, students are required to complete 6 subjects totaling 18 credits with at least 50% (9 credits) of them at level 3 or above.

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Quota and Application

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  • The annual quota is 8, subject to approval by the University.

  • Minor study is a free choice by students and not mandatory.This option is not applicable to students who are admitted to an articulation degree programme.Only students with GPA of 2.5 or above can be considered for Minor study enrollment.

  • The application for the Minor will be processed in two rounds (October [1st round] and November [2nd round] in semester one). Students should submit applications for Minor study (Application Form AR147) together with hardcopies of their cumulative subject result and subject registration record to the Major Programme Offering Department. Documents in support of having met the additional admission requirements of the Minor Programme, if applicable, should also be attached.

 

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5746 ; e-mail: ssba@polyu.edu.hk)

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