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Political Sciences and Public Administration
Politics, according to the father of the 1911 Chinese revolution, Sun Yat-sen, refers to "public affairs". Exactly because of the comprehensive scope of politics, it can be highly subjectively treated -- a situation of Hong Kong at the present. However, politics can be a highly objective academic discipline, backed up by rigorous literature review, accurate event descriptions, and objective political analyses. How can we achieve relative objectivity?
The Political Sciences and Public Administration Course Series includes four 1.5-hour online courses and three face-to-face Certificate for Modules (30 hours each) courses. In addition to university lecturers, secondary school teachers, parents, and ordinary citizens who are interested in Chinese politics, Hong Kong politics, and the economic integration of Greater China are all welcomed to enrol in these courses.
As a political scientist and an academic for 30 years, Professor Sonny Lo will offer some advice to students on how to analyze, understand and cope with political topics and issues more skillfully and objectively. He will put forward some scenarios for students' thinking, suggested solutions, and discussions. Students will find these courses interesting, interactive, academic, practical, and rewarding.
In addition, there are two executive certificate programmes which will be taught by industry practitioners and one senior executive diploma in political leadership programme which is commissioned by Path of Democracy/Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy.
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Scholarship for applicants who meet the criteria* and approved by Path of Democracy Sponsorship Committee may receive half-tuition scholarships
*(1) who have obtained their first degree within the last 5 years; or
*(2) who have special financial needs.
**Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change without prior notice.