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Programme Structure

 

2022 Intake and onwards

The degree award and major title will be changed to Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Hons) in Global Development and Sustainability from academic year 2022-23.

 

Programme Curriculum

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits

GDS Major Curriculum

   

GDS required courses

4 12

Capstone project

1 6

GDS Concentration courses^

5 15

GDS Elective courses#

5 15

Sub-total

15 48

University-required Courses

   

Common Core

4 12

Cluster Courses*

3-5 9-15

English Language

4 12

Chinese Language/Putonghua

2 6
Free Electives 9-11 27-33

Sub-total

24 72

 Total

39 120

 

# Courses from Lingnan and/or study-abroad institutions that complement their major programme interests and approved by Academic Adviser, with at least 1 course at the 3000-level or 4000-level.

 

^ Students are required to choose one of four Concentrations—’Policy and Institutions’; ‘Culture and Community’; ‘Business and Economy’; or ‘Human-Environment Interactions’, with at least 2 courses at the 3000- or 4000-level.

 

* Recommended to take 5 cluster courses. To enable GDS students to take courses under different concentration/electives areas when studying abroad, GDS students will have the flexibility to take a minimum of 3 cluster courses instead of 5.

 

For detailed recommednation of study path, please refer to the Programme Structure.

 

 

Programme Curriculum

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits

GLA Major Curriculum

   

GLA required courses

4 12

Capstone project

1 6

GLA study area elective courses#

10 30

Sub-total

15 48

University-required Courses

   

Common Core

4 12

Cluster Courses^

3-5 9-15

English Language

4 12

Chinese Language/Putonghua

2 6
Free Electives 9-11 27-33

Sub-total

24 72

 Total

39 120

 

# Required to take 10 GLA elective courses across disciplines to form a coherent individualised path of study, with at least 3 at 4000-level. Completion of 4 GLA inter-disciplinary elective courses in a particular study area will qualify for a declaration of such concentration.

 

^ Recommended to take 5 cluster courses. To enable GLA students to take courses under different study areas when studying abroad, GLA students will have the flexibility to take a minimum of 3 cluster courses instead of 5.

For detailed recommednation of study path, please refer to the Programme Structure.


 

Programme Curriculum

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits

GLAP Major Curriculum

   

GLA required courses

5 15

Capstone project

1 6

GLA study area elective courses#

10 30

Sub-total

16 51

University-required Courses

   

Common Core

4 12

Cluster Courses*

3-5 9-15

English Language

4 12

Chinese Language/Putonghua

2 6
Free Electives 9-11 27-33

Sub-total

24 72

 Total

40 123

 

# Required to take 10 GLA elective courses across disciplines to form a coherent individualised path of study, with at least 3 at 4000-level. Completion of 4 GLA inter-disciplinary elective courses in a particular study area will qualify for a declaration of such concentration.

 

^ Recommended to take 5 cluster courses. To enable GLA students to take courses under different study areas when studying abroad, GLA students will have the flexibility to take a minimum of 3 cluster courses instead of 5.

For detailed recommednation of study path, please refer to the Programme Structure.