Disciplinary Major/Minor in Geography
Programme S tructure *4-year Cohort
The Geography curriculum is structured to permit students to explore the geography discipline, through studying a range of courses, in pursuit of their academic interests and future career development. Courses are taught in the form of lectures, discussion classes, fieldwork and/or practical classes. Courses are assessed by either a combination of coursework and examination or by 100% coursework. Under the curriculum, much flexibility is permitted in the choice of courses so that students can exert control over the direction of their study. Students should consider their career aspirations when making their choice.
Disciplinary Major (single or double) or Minor in Geography
(For new 4-year cohort of students admitted)
No. of credits
(a) ‘Core’ Introductory course i) Disciplinary 6 6 ii) Pre-requisites* 12 - (b) Advanced courses i) Disciplinary electives 36-48 30 ii) Capstone experience 6-18 - iii) Any other courses^ 24 -
* Candidates who opt to declare two major programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, the pre-requisites of the majors should not be double-counted.
^ Candidates who opt to declare double majors in China Social Science, Geography, Politics and Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work and Social Administration are allowed to undertake 24 credits of courses listed under the Faculty of Social Sciences syllabuses, including the social sciences and non-social sciences courses, to fulfil the Faculty off-campus learning courses for the second major.
Candidates who wish to Major (96 credits) or Minor (36 credits) in Geography must complete:
(a) Introductory course
(18 credits for major; 6 credits for minor) - to be taken in Years 1-2
i) One disciplinary course from the following list:
GEOG1012 Economic and social development in an urbanizing world (6 credits) GEOG1016 Nature conservation for sustainable societies (6 credits) GEOG1017 Human geography in a globalizing world (6 credits)
ii) Two pre-requisite courses from the following 6 units, but not more than one from a single unit (12 credits):
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Politics and Public Administration
- Social Work and Social Administration
(b) Advanced courses
(78 credits for major; 30 credits for minor) - to be taken in Years 2-4
i) Disciplinary electives (from 36 to 48 credits for major; 30 credits for minor)
These advanced elective courses are offered as either Level 200 or 300 courses to provide students with academic progression. Students are advised to take at least 18 credits of Level 200 courses for their declared major.
ii) Capstone experience (for major only, from 6 to 18 credits to be taken in Year 4)
GEOG3028 Overseas field trip (6 credits – compulsory) GEOG3009 Honours dissertation (12 credits – optional) GEOG3027 Directed project (6 credits – optional)
iii) Any other courses (24 credits)
For BSocSc students (Faculty off-campus learning courses)
Students are required to undertake 24 credits of off-campus learning under the twin themes Social Innovation and Global Citizenship as a condition of graduation. To fulfil the Social Innovation requirement, candidates MUST complete FOSS0018. To fulfil the Global Citizenship requirement, candidates MUST complete FOSS0019 or undertaking 12 credits of advanced courses on exchange studies or on an overseas summer programme approved by the Faculty. Candidates may complete a maximum of 30 credits of experiential learning (internship) during their studies.
FOSS0018 Overseas field trip (6 credits – compulsory) FOSS0019 Honours dissertation (12 credits – optional) FOSS0020 Directed project (6 credits – optional)
For non-BSocSc students
Students are required to undertake 24 credits of courses listed under the Faculty of Social Sciences syllabuses, including the social sciences and non-social sciences courses.
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