The Liberal Arts University in Hong Kong
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Core Curriculum

From 2018-19 Year 1 Intake and 2019-20 Senior Year Intake

The Core Curriculum is made up of a Common Core and 5 Clusters. All students from the 2018-19 Year 1 Intake and 2019-20 Senior Year Intake will follow the revised Core Curriculum. They are required to take all 4 courses in the Common Core and a total of 5 courses from the 5 clusters (one from each cluster). Students are given the option to take, apart from the 15 required credits, up to 6 additional cluster credits in the form of free electives.

Structure of the Core Curriculum

Common Core

  • CCC8011 Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation
  • CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong
  • CCC8013 The Process of Science
  • CCC8014 China in World History
5 Clusters
Creativity and Innovation
(CLA)
Humanities and the Arts
(CLB)
Management and Society
(CLC)
Science, Technology, Mathematics and Society
(CLD)
Values, Cultures and Societies
(CLE)

Students are assigned to take ‘CCC8011 Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation’ and ‘CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong’ in the first year, and ‘CCC8013 The Process of Science’ and ‘CCC8014 China in World History’ in the second year (or the third year for those designated as Year 3 students upon admission). Unless with the approval of the Director of Core Curriculum and General Education, students are not allowed to drop these assigned courses in the designated year.

2017-18 Intake or before and 2018-19 Senior Year Intake

The Core Curriculum is made up of a Common Core and 5 Clusters. All students of the 2017-18 Intake or before and 2018-19 Senior Year Intake are required to take all 4 courses in the Common Core and a total of 7 courses from the 5 clusters (at least one from each cluster). The number of cluster courses a student can take is capped at 7, except for special cases with the approval of the Director of Core Curriculum and General Education to take more.

Structure of the Core Curriculum

Common Core

  • CCC8001 Logic and Critical Thinking
  • CCC8002 The Making of Hong Kong (revised and recoded to CCC8012 from 2017-18)
  • CCC8003 Understanding Morality
  • CCC8004 World History and Civilisations
5 Clusters
Creativity and Innovation
(CLA)
Humanities and the Arts
(CLB)
Management and Society
(CLC)
Science, Technology, Mathematics and Society
(CLD)
Values, Cultures and Societies
(CLE)

The Common Core courses ‘CCC8001 Logic and Critical Thinking’ and ‘CCC8002/ CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong’ should be taken in the first year of studies and ‘CCC8003 Understanding Morality’ and ‘CCC8004 World History and Civilisations’ should be taken in the second year.  As regards the 7 courses to be taken from the 5 clusters, students should take 2 courses (6 credits) in the first year and at least 1 course (3 credits) in each of their next three years of studies in order to ensure continuity between core and majors as well as seamless progression of student development.

For more information of the Core Curriculum including its reform, please visit the CCGEO website http://www.ln.edu.hk/ccgeo/.

 

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