College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Curriculum structure - Advanced Standing II from 2014/15 onwards

(Applicable to Advanced Standing II students admitted to CLASS from 2014/15 onwards)

The new four-year curriculum allows students to gain in-depth knowledge through major studies, and diversify their learning with Gateway Education (GE) courses, electives, and optional minors. The curriculum structure is as follows:

Component Advanced Standing II entrants
GE English 3 credits
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 credits
College-specified courses 6 credits
Major + College requirement  (see notes) ≤ 72 credits
Minor (optional) 15-18 credits
Free electives Remainder to fulfill the credit requirement for graduation, if necessary
Minimum credit units for graduation 60 credits, depending on major
Maximum credit units for graduation 84 credits
Notes
  1. Students may be required to take additional language courses depending on the entry qualification in English/Chinese.
  2. Major and college requirements should not exceed 72 credits. However, with the Senate’s approval, the college and school may set a higher limit to meet professional accreditation requirements.
  3. College requirements are fully exempted for Advanced Standing II students.
  4. Students admitted with Advanced Standing II will not be entitled to additional credit transfer on the basis of their entry qualifications. Instead, students may apply for course exemption based on prior study. Credit units are not earned for an exempted course.