College requirement - 2013/14

(Applicable to Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS, Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS departments in 2013/14)

Aim of the College Requirement

To introduce students to the range of disciplines in liberal arts and social sciences offered by the College through cross-disciplinary learning.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) of the College Requirement

Upon completion of the College Requirement, students will have acquired foundational knowledge of different disciplines in the College. Students will also have developed broader perspectives and enhanced critical thinking skills in their academic as well as intellectual pursuit. Students should be able to demonstrate the attitude and/or ability to accomplish discovery and/or innovation.

Course Structure

Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS in 2013/14

Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS in 2013/14 are required to take five College Core Courses (total 15 credit units) under the Year one curriculum to complete the College Requirement (see Table 1).

Table 1: College Core Courses for Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS in 2013/14

College Requirement (15 credit units)
Course code Course title Credit units
CLA1001 Fundamentals of University Learning 3
Select two courses from Group I:
CLA1201 Fundamentals of Media and Communication 3
CLA1301 The Many Faces of Language 3
CLA1401 Re-imagining English 3
Select two courses from Group II:
CLA1101 Asia and the World 3
CLA1501 Discovering Government 3
CLA1601 Individuals and Society 3

Courses in Table 1 have already been phased out. Students can take the following prescribed courses approved by the College Board to recover failed grades or to improve D grades in the 3-credit course(s). Students who wish to apply to take the prescribed courses should return the completed application form in person to the College Office c/o G7612, 7/F Academic 1 by the end of the course add/drop period in the semester concerned. Late application will normally not be considered.

College Core Courses (already phased out) Prescribed Courses for Redemption of Failed Grades/Improve D Grades
Course Code Course Title Course Code Course Title
CLA1101 Asia and the World AIS2030 Traditions of Inquiry in the Social Sciences
AIS2040 History and Society in Asia
CLA1201 Fundamentals of Media and Communication COM2118 Media and Society
COM3119 International Communication
CLA1301 The Many Faces of Language LT2203 Language in Society
LT2341 General Translation
CLA1401 Re-imagining English EN2711 Introduction to English Language Studies I
EN2719 Introduction to English Language Studies II
CLA1501 Discovering Government POL2104 Government and Public Administration in Hong Kong
POL2201 Public Policy and Social Development
CLA1601 Individuals and Society SS2011 Social Welfare Services and Issues
SS2023 Basic Psychology I
SS2029 Basic Sociology
SS2030 Introduction to Criminology
Notes:
1. The prescribed courses will be offered by departments at least once in each academic year (either Semester A or B), subject to class size policy of the University.
2. After the first attempt, only two repeat attempts are permitted. The attempt(s) of College core course is/are inclusive. According to Academic Regulations for 4-year Undergraduate Degrees, students' studies will be terminated if they fail to pass a required course, or its equivalent/substitute course, after three attempts.
3. Course grades for all attempts will appear on the student's transcript, but only the latest grade earned will be included in the calculation of the student's grade point averages.

Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS departments in 2013/14

Students entering the four-year degree with Advanced Standing I in 2013/14 are required to take three courses (total 9 credit units) from a list of courses approved by the College Board for fulfilment of the College Requirement. The courses chosen to fulfil the College Requirement must be offered outside the students’ home departments (see Table 2).

Double counting of courses is permissible between the Major/Minor Requirement and College Requirement. However, the credit units would count only once toward the total credits on graduation for the student, regardless of the number of requirements the course serves to fulfil. (Clause 4.4 under Academic Regulations for 4-year Undergraduate Degrees)

In case a student is transferred from another College/School to CLASS departments in 2013/14 or a student (of 2013 entry) changes his/her home major of undergraduate degree within CLASS during subsequent years of study, the student should choose courses which are offered outside his/her new home department to fulfil the College Requirement.

Students who are transferred from another college/school into CLASS departments in 2013/14 are required to take three courses (total 9 credit units) offered outside their home departments from an approved list of courses to fulfil the CLASS College Requirement (see Table 2), similar to the arrangements of the Advanced Standing I students.

If a transfer-in student has already fulfilled the Gateway Education University Requirement by successfully completed a GE English II course in CityU, the student will not be required to take another GE English II course after transferring to CLASS department.

Table 2: Courses for fulfilment of College Requirement by Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students to CLASS departments in 2013/14
(Students can also take the College Core courses offered from 2014/15. Please click here for details.)

College Requirement (9 credit units)
Department Course Code Course Title Credit units
Asian and International Studies (AIS) 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
AIS3033 Culture and Change in Asia 3
Media and Communication (COM) COM2201 News Writing and Reporting 3
COM2401 Fundamentals of Advertising 3
COM2402 Principles of Public Relations 3
COM2501 Internet Communication 3
COM3203 Digital Journalism 3
COM3109 Media and Communication in Chinese Contexts 3
COM3406 Strategic Media Planning 3
COM3510 Digital e-Marketing Communication 3

Chinese, Translation and Linguistics (CTL)

The Department was restructured to Department of Linguistics and Translation (LT) and Department of Chinese and History (CAH) effective 1 July 2014

CTL2140

(new course code: CAH2140)

Modern Chinese Literature 3

CTL2141

(new course code: CAH2141)

Classical Chinese Literature 3

CTL2203

(new course code: LT2203)

Language in Society 3

CTL2341

(new course code: LT2341)

General Translation 3

CTL2502

(new course code: CAH2502)

Introduction to Asian Art and Culture 3

CTL2503

(new course code: CAH2503)

Introduction to Western Art and Culture 3

CTL3152

(new course code: CAH3152)

Creative Writing in Chinese 3

CTL3354

(new course code: LT3354)

Computer-Aided Translation 3
English (EN) EN2324 Critical Discourse Analysis 3
EN2848 Language and Digital Media 3
EN3329 Discourse and Pragmatics 3
EN3504 Intercultural Communication 3
EN4565 Negotiation in Professional Contexts 3
Public Policy (POL) POL2107 Government, Law and Society 3
POL3111 Democracy and Democratization 3
POL3208 Education Policy and Administration 3
POL3238 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Governance 3
POL3239 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy 3

Applied Social Studies (SS)

The Department was retitled to Department of Applied Social Sciences (SS) effective 1 July 2014

SS2023 Basic Psychology I 3
SS2024 Social problems and interventions 3
SS2025 Political Sociology 3
SS2029 Basic Sociology 3
SS2030 Introduction to Criminology 3
SS2105 Introduction to Social Work 3
SS2701 Developmental Psychology 3
SS3121 Crime Prevention 3
SS3503 Crime, Deviance and Anti-social Behaviour in Cyberspace 3
SS3709 Personality and Individual Differences 3
Notes:
Advanced Standing I students (2013 entry) who failed in a course for fulfilment of the College Requirement may repeat the same course to recover a failure. After the first attempt, only two repeat attempts are permitted. Alternatively, the students could choose to take another course from the above list offered outside their home departments to fulfil the College Requirement. In the latter case, the original failed course will be counted in the calculation of the student's CGPA.

Exemption on College Requirement courses for Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in Students in 2013/14

Students who are granted approval for exemption on a College Requirement course in CLASS are required to choose another course within the approved list of College Requirement courses offered outside their home departments to fulfil the College Requirement. Transfer-in students should take a College Requirement course offered outside their new home departments in lieu of the exempted course. Credit units are not earned for the exempted course.

Advanced Standing II students

Students entering the 4-year degree with Advanced Standing II will be given full exemption from College Requirement.