Gateway education - 2014/15 onwards

(Applicable to Normative 4-year degree students, Advanced Standing I and Advanced II students from 2014/15 onwards)

Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards

Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards are required to take 21 credit units of GE courses and 9 credit units of College-specified 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
College-specified requirement Select three courses in any semester
  • AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City
  • AIS2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
  • CAH2201 The Mirror for Today: Introduction to Chinese History
  • CAH2202 Visualizing Modern China
  • CAH2516 Society, Theatre and Performance
  • CAH2551 Chinese Art and Political Expression
  • CAH2810 Ancient Chinese History 1
  • CAH2811 Ancient Chinese History 2
  • CAH2840 Modern Chinese History
  • CAH2854 The City in Chinese History
  • CAH2871 American History
  • COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
  • COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
  • EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • EN2801 Popular Culture & Social Life
  • EN3583 Facebook and Autobiography
  • LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
  • LT3234 Language and Cognition
  • LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
  • POL2106 Government and Economy
  • POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
  • POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
  • POL3120 Politics and Media
  • POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
  • POL3233 Managing the Housing System
  • POL3234 Transport Planning and Management
  • POL3309 Issues in Public Management
  • POL3310 Public Management in the Information Age
  • POL3410 Management Ethics
  • POL3603 Information, Technology and Government
  • POL3703 Labour and the State in China
  • POL3900 Social Innovation and Public Policy
  • POL3914 The European Union
  • SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
  • SS1611 Movies and Psychology
9

Advanced Standing I and transfer-in students admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards

Students with Advanced Standing I from 2014/15 onwards are required to take 15 credit units of GE courses and 6 credit units of College-specified 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 Select two courses in any area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  • Science and Technology
6
College-specified requirement Select two courses in any semester
  • AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City
  • AIS2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
  • CAH2201 The Mirror for Today: Introduction to Chinese History
  • CAH2202 Visualizing Modern China
  • CAH2516 Society, Theatre and Performance
  • CAH2551 Chinese Art and Political Expression
  • CAH2810 Ancient Chinese History 1
  • CAH2811 Ancient Chinese History 2
  • CAH2840 Modern Chinese History
  • CAH2854 The City in Chinese History
  • CAH2871 American History
  • COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
  • COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
  • EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • EN2801 Popular Culture & Social Life
  • EN3583 Facebook and Autobiography
  • LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
  • LT3234 Language and Cognition
  • LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
  • POL2106 Government and Economy
  • POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
  • POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
  • POL3120 Politics and Media
  • POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
  • POL3233 Managing the Housing System
  • POL3234 Transport Planning and Management
  • POL3309 Issues in Public Management
  • POL3310 Public Management in the Information Age
  • POL3410 Management Ethics
  • POL3603 Information, Technology and Government
  • POL3703 Labour and the State in China
  • POL3900 Social Innovation and Public Policy
  • POL3914 The European Union
  • SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
  • SS1611 Movies and Psychology
6

Advanced Standing II admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards

Students entering the four-year degree with Advanced Standing II from 2014/15 onwards are required to take 6 credit units of GE course and 6 credit units of College-specified 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 Non-compulsory requirement
Distributional Area Requirements Select one course in any area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  • Science and Technology
3
College-specified requirement Select two courses in any semester
  • AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City
  • AIS2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
  • CAH2201 The Mirror for Today: Introduction to Chinese History
  • CAH2202 Visualizing Modern China
  • CAH2516 Society, Theatre and Performance
  • CAH2551 Chinese Art and Political Expression
  • CAH2810 Ancient Chinese History 1
  • CAH2811 Ancient Chinese History 2
  • CAH2840 Modern Chinese History
  • CAH2854 The City in Chinese History
  • CAH2871 American History
  • COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
  • COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
  • EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction
  • EN2801 Popular Culture & Social Life
  • EN3583 Facebook and Autobiography
  • LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
  • LT3234 Language and Cognition
  • LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
  • POL2106 Government and Economy
  • POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
  • POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
  • POL3120 Politics and Media
  • POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
  • POL3233 Managing the Housing System
  • POL3234 Transport Planning and Management
  • POL3309 Issues in Public Management
  • POL3310 Public Management in the Information Age
  • POL3410 Management Ethics
  • POL3603 Information, Technology and Government
  • POL3703 Labour and the State in China
  • POL3900 Social Innovation and Public Policy
  • POL3914 The European Union
  • SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
  • SS1611 Movies and Psychology
6
* 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), or two 3-credit unit courses, EL0200A English for Academic Purposes 1 and EL0200B English for Academic Purposes 2, prior to taking the GE English courses. Students who demonstrate that they have achieved a grade B or above in their overall course results for EL0200A will achieve 3 credits and also be considered to have satisfied the pre-requisite for entry to the GE English courses without needing to take EL0200B. The credit units of EL0200A and EL0200B 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.