Credit distribution for 2016 cohort

  New
4 year degree
Advanced
standing I
Advanced
standing II
Gateway education      
  Distributional area requirements 21 12 9
  English 6 6 3
  Chinese civilisation - History and philosophy 3 3 n.a.
College requirement 1 6 6 n.a.
Programme requirement      
  Foundation-year courses 2 6 3 0
  Core: Major 18 18 18
  Core: Stream 18 18 18
  Electives: Stream 9 9 9
  Electives: Writing 6 6 6
Minor or free electives 27 9 0
Total no. of credit units      
  Minimum 120 90 63
  Maximum 144 114 84

1. Students of 2015 entry or before transferred from another department of CLASS to the Major will be required to take 15 / 9 credit units of College Requirement for normative four-year degree / Advanced Standing I. Normative four-year degree and Advanced Standing I students transferred from departments outside CLASS to the Major in 2016/17 and thereafter will be required to take 6 credit units of College Requirement.

2. Students of second major and students changed to the Major will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take one designated Foundation-year course, i.e. EN2720 (3 credit units) (only applicable to normative 4-year degree students and students admitted with Advanced Standing I). ASII students will be exempted from the Foundation-year courses.

Credit distribution for 2015 cohort

  New
4 year degree
Advanced
standing I
Advanced
standing II
Gateway education      
  Distributional area requirements 21 12 9
  English 6 6 3
  Chinese civilisation - History and philosophy 3 3 n.a.
College requirement 15 9 n.a.
Programme requirement      
  Core: Major 18 18 18
  Core: Stream 18 18 18
  Electives: Stream 9 9 9
  Electives: Writing 6 6 6
Minor or free electives 24 9 0
Total no. of credit units      
  Minimum 120 90 63
  Maximum 144 114 84

Credit distribution for 2012, 2013 and 2014 cohorts

  New
4 year degree
Advanced
standing I
Advanced
standing II
Gateway education      
  Distributional area requirements 21 12 9
  English 6 6 3
  Chinese civilisation - History and philosophy 3 3 n.a.
College requirement 15 9 n.a.
Programme requirement      
  Core: Major 15 15 15
  Core: Stream 18 18 18
  Electives: Stream 9 9 9
  Electives: Writing 6 6 6
  Electives: External 3 3 3
Minor (optional) 15-18 15-18 15-18
Free electives (if necessary) Remainder to fulfil the credit requirement
Total no. of credit units      
  Minimum 120 90 63
  Maximum 144 114 84