College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College requirement - from 2016/17 onwards

(Applicable to Normative 4-year degree students, Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS from 2016/17)


Aim of the College Requirement

To enhance students’ sense of belonging to the College and to broaden students’ intellectual horizons in liberal arts and social sciences studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) of the College Requirement

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

Course Structure

Normative 4-year degree students, Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS from 2016/17 onwards

Normative four-year students and Advanced Standing I students are required to take two College foundation courses (total 6 credit units) each from the liberal arts group and the social sciences group (3 credit units per course) for fulfilment of the College Requirement. Students should complete the two College foundation courses in their first-year of study. Students should not take the foundation course offered by their home department for fulfillment of the College Requirement in their first-year of study in CLASS. (see Table 1).

Table 1: College Foundation Courses for Normative 4-year degree students, Advanced Standing I and Transfer-in students admitted to CLASS from 2016/17 onwards
College Requirement (6 credit units)
Course code Course title Credit units
Select one course from liberal arts group :
CAH1603 Great Works in the Humanities 3
EN2011 English on the Move 3
LT1101 Amazing Things about Language 3
Select one course from social sciences group :
AIS2801 Asia in the World: A Critical Appreciation through Film 3
COM1101 Media and Communication in the Digital Age 3
POL2109 Understanding Politics and Policy 3
SS1600 Discovering the Mystery of Applied Social Sciences 3
Notes
  1. The College Requirement for students changed from other academic units to CLASS departments will follow the same arrangements for the Advanced Standing I students.
  2. Students changed from one department to another department within CLASS should not take the foundation course offered by their new home department for fulfillment of the College Requirement.

Advanced Standing II students

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