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History Major

Curriculum Structure​

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To graduate, students must complete 2 categories of requirements, totaling 125 AUs. The 2 categories are as follows:

A.  Major Requirements (69 AUs)
B.  General Education Requirements (GER) (56 AUs)  

 
Curriculum Structure
AY2018-19 Intake

​​​                 ​​​ ​A. Major Requirements

​​ ​    B. ​General Education Requirement (GER)

​  Total (AUs)

    ​Core

 Prescribed
  Electives​

​   FYP or Two
     HH4000
  level courses

     Core​

     Prescribed
      Electives
        (PEs)​

    Unrestricted
       Electives
        (UEs)​​

​      15

​       46

​           8

​        14

​          12

​          30

​      125

​       5 
  Courses

       14​
   Courses

        ​ 8
    Courses

           4
      Courses​

 

Major Requirements (69 AUs)

The requirements for a History major consist of 3 components:

A1. History Core Courses (15 AUs)
A2. History Prescribed Electives (46 AUs)
A3. Graduation Project (FYP) or 2 HH4000 level courses (8 AUs)
       (The two HH4000 level courses are for those who are not eligible to do FYP.)

A1. History Core (Compulsory) Courses

The 5 core courses (15 AUs) are compulsory courses which students must complete. Each course (unless otherwise stated) is equivalent to 3 AUs.

 
A2. History Prescribed Electives Courses

Students must complete 14 prescribed electives:

(i)  At least 10 at HH1000, HH2000 and HH3000 levels and at least 4 at HH4000 level and;
(ii) Choose at least 1 course from each of the following 3 categories. 
 

Global Asia

 

Interdisciplinary History


 

World History

 

A3. Graduation Project (FYP) or 2 HH4000 level courses (8 AUs)

The two HH4000 level courses are for those who are not eligible to do FYP.


B. Graduation General Education Requirement (GER) (56 AUs)

​​ ​Course Type

A​U​

​GER-Core

14

​​​​GER-PE

Business and Management (BM)

​3

​Liberal Arts (LA)

​3

​GER-PE in Any Category (STS, BM or LA)

​3

​GER-PE in Any Category (ST​S, BM or LA)

​3

​GER-UE​ ​

30​

Total AU

56

 

The General Education Requirements (GER) courses consists of the following components:
 
B1. GER-Core (14 AUs)

     a. Communication Skills

     b. Digital Literacy courses

     c. Career Development module (online)

         d. Other online courses

    B2. GER-Prescribed Electives (12 AUs)
    B3. GER-Unrestricted Electives (30 AUs) 
     
    B1a.  2 courses from GER-Core Communication Skills (2 AUs each, 4 AUs in total):

    • ​​HW0105 Academic Communication in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (to be read in year 1, semester 1)
    • HW0205 Academic Communication in the Humanities (to be read in year 1, semester 2)
     

    B1b.  2 courses from GER-Core Digital Literacy courses (3 AUs each, 6 AUs in total)

    • HD0102 Making Sense of Big Data (to be read in year 2, semester 1)
    • HD0101 Digital Society (to be read in year 2, semester 2)
     

    B1c.  1 course from GER-CORE Career Development module (1 AU)

    •    ML0003 (online module, to be read in year 3)
     

    B1d.  Fulfil the following GER-Core Other online courses in sequence (1 AU each, 3 AUs in total):

    • ​GC0001 Environmental Sustainability (to be read in year 1, semester 2) 
    • HY0001 Ethics & Moral Reasoning (to be read in year 2, semester 2) 
    • ET0001 Entrepreneurship & Innovation (to be read in year 3, semester 2) 
     

    B2.  Fulfil 4 GER–Prescribed Electives courses distributed over 2 categories (3 AUs each, 12 AUs in total):

    • 1 course from General Education in Liberal Arts (LA)
    • 1 course from General Education in Business and Management (BM)
    • Remaining 2 from any of the 3 categories of Liberal Arts (LA), Business and Management (BM) and Science, Technology and Society (STS)
     

    B3.  Courses categorised under GER-Unrestricted Electives that are offered by any School (30 AUs total).

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