The programme is a four-year undergraduate interdisciplinary programme that leads to a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. It equips students with the essential knowledge toolkit to explore the development and environmental challenges of today’s globalising world, and to understand how different political, socio-economic, cultural and environmental processes shape the interaction between the global and the local contexts. The programme aims to develop and promote students’ awareness towards sustainable development issues, and encourages them to contribute actively in the local and global society through social science research and community engagement. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are expected to:
PILO1: Describe and explain the political, socio-economic, and environmental transformations at local, regional and global levels;
PILO2: Identify major players in global affairs, and explain the development trajectories of different political economies through critical inquiries;
PILO3: Diagnose the contemporary sustainability challenges, and assess and propose feasible coping responses;
PILO4: Apply critical thinking and practical skills in analysing issues pertaining to environmental pollution and sustainable development;
PILO5: Demonstrate awareness to sustainability concerns and contribute responsibly to endeavours of the local and global communities;
PILO6: Apply qualitative and quantitative techniques in formulating and implementing policy-informing research.