How to Become a Geography Major
The Geography curriculum is structured in such a way that first year students are given the chance to explore the geography discipline for their academic interests. Geography offers a total of six 6-credit Introductory (Level 100) courses for students to pursue.
Introductory ‘Core’ courses
|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)
Introductory ‘Elective’ courses
|GEOG1002||Hong Kong: land, people and resources (6 credits)|
|GEOG1003||Contemporary global environmental issues (6 credits)|
|GEOG1005||Map use, reading and interpretation (6 credits)|
Students of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Arts and Science can choose to declare their major in Geography after completing their first year of study. In order to become Geography majors, students are required to successfully complete one Introductory ‘Core’ 6-credit geography course in their first year of study. In order to have a wider basic knowledge for pursuing their studies as Geography majors, first-year students are strongly advised to successfully complete two Introductory level geography courses (one of which must be a ‘Core’ course).