(Applicable to Normative 4-year degree students admitted to CLASS, Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS departments in 2013/14)
To introduce students to the range of disciplines in liberal arts and social sciences offered by the College through cross-disciplinary learning.
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.
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).
|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|
|Select two courses from Group II:|
|CLA1101||Asia and the World||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|
|CLA1301||The Many Faces of Language||LT2203||Language in Society|
|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|
|SS1101||Social Welfare Services and Issues|
|SS2030||Introduction to Criminology|
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.
|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|
|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
(new course code: CAH2140)
|Modern Chinese Literature||3|
(new course code: CAH2141)
|Classical Chinese Literature||3|
(new course code: LT2203)
|Language in Society||3|
(new course code: LT2341)
(new course code: CAH2502)
|Introduction to Asian Art and Culture||3|
(new course code: CAH2503)
|Introduction to Western Art and Culture||3|
(new course code: CAH3152)
|Creative Writing in Chinese||3|
(new course code: LT3354)
|English (EN)||EN2324||Critical Discourse Analysis||3|
|EN2848||Language and Digital Media||3|
|EN3329||Discourse and Pragmatics||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
|SS1101||Social Welfare Services and Issues||3|
|SS2024||Social problems and interventions||3|
|SS2025||Sociology of Politics and Deviance||3|
|SS2030||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|SS2105||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SS2712||Personality and Individual Differences||3|
|SS3503||Crime, Deviance and Anti-social Behaviour in Cyberspace||3|
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.
Students entering the 4-year degree with Advanced Standing II will be given full exemption from College Requirement.