Gateway education - 2012/13 & 2013/14

(Applicable to Normative 4-year degree students, Advanced Standing I and Advanced II students admitted in 2012/13 and 2013/14)

Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS in 2012/13 and 2013/14

Normative 4-year degree students admitted in 2012/13 and 2013/14 are required to take 30 credit units of GE courses.

Component Credit units
University Requirements GE1401 University English * 3
Discipline-specific English
Select one of the following courses:
  • GE2404 Asian Literature in English
  • GE2405 Creative Writing
  • GE2406 Shakespeare: Introduction to Genius
  • GE2407 Reading Lives, Writing Selves: Autobiography and Culture
  • GE2408 Travel Writing: Discovery and Experience
  • GE2409 Words and Images: Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
  • GE3401 Exploring English Cinema
3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Area Requirements Minimum 3 credit units from each area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  • Science and Technology
21

Advanced Standing I admitted to CLASS in 2012/13 and 2013/14

Students entering the four-year degree with Advanced Standing I in 2012/13 and 2013/14 are required to take 21 credit units of GE courses.

Component Credit units
University Requirements GE1401 University English * 3
Discipline-specific English
Select one of the following courses:
  • GE2404 Asian Literature in English
  • GE2405 Creative Writing
  • GE2406 Shakespeare: Introduction to Genius
  • GE2407 Reading Lives, Writing Selves: Autobiography and Culture
  • GE2408 Travel Writing: Discovery and Experience
  • GE2409 Words and Images: Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
  • GE3401 Exploring English Cinema
3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Area Requirements Minimum 3 credit units from each area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  • Science and Technology
12

Advanced Standing II admitted to CLASS in 2012/13 and 2013/14

Students entering the four-year degree with Advanced Standing II in 2012/13 and 2013/14 are required to take 12 credit units of GE courses.

Component Credit units
University Requirements Discipline-specific English
Select one of the following courses:
  • GE2404 Asian Literature in English
  • GE2405 Creative Writing
  • GE2406 Shakespeare: Introduction to Genius
  • GE2407 Reading Lives, Writing Selves: Autobiography and Culture
  • GE2408 Travel Writing: Discovery and Experience
  • GE2409 Words and Images: Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
  • GE3401 Exploring English Cinema
3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy Not compulsory requirement
Distributional Area Requirements Minimum 3 credit units from each area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  • Science and Technology
9
* First-year entrants with Level ‘4’ (or equivalent) or above in HKDSE English Language will proceed to directly into GE English courses.

Students scoring below Level 4 in HKDSE English Language or Grade D in HKALE AS-level Use of English or students who do not possess an equivalent qualification are required to complete 6-credit unit course, EL0200 English for Academic Purposes (EAP), prior to taking the GE English courses. The credit units of EL0200 will not be counted towards the minimum credit units required for graduation and will not be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). However, they will be counted towards the maximum credit units permitted.