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Major Programme (2 Year Curriculum)

AApplicable to students admitted in 2022-2023

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows, and choose one of the two streams as listed below:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses: 6 Units

Capstone Courses: HIST4811, 4812

3) Streams: 48 Units

History Programme is divided into TWO main streams, each requires 48 units of courses.

History Stream
(a) Elective Courses[a]:
Complete 48 units of HIST courses, with:
(i)  At least 6 units from: HIST2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
(ii) At least 9 units from: HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Public History Stream
(a) Required Course: HIST1700

(b) Elective Courses[a]:
Complete 45 units of HIST courses, with:
(i)   At least 3 units from: HIST2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
(ii)  At least 12 units from: HIST2010, 2701, 3441, 3701, 4181, 4702, 4703, 4704
(iii) At least 6 units from: HIST2500, 3103, 3404, 3406, 4142, 4500, 4502, 4600, 4700, 4701, 4910
(iv) At least 9 units from: HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

BApplicable to students admitted in 2021-2022

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses: 12 Units

HIST2001, 2002
Capstone Courses: 4801, 4802

3) Elective Courses[a][b]: 42 Units

Complete 42 units of HIST courses in addition to the HIST courses listed in (1) and (2) above, with at least 9 units from:
HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

[b] Students may take courses offered by the Division of History at HIST5000 level except HIST5011 and HIST5553 for fulfillment of elective courses requirement.

CApplicable to students admitted in 2020-2021

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses: 12 Units

HIST2001, 2002
Capstone Courses: 4801, 4802

3) Elective Courses[a][b]: 42 Units

Complete 42 units of HIST courses in addition to the HIST courses listed in (1) and (2) above, with at least 9 units from:
HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

[b] Students may take courses offered by the Division of History at HIST5000 level except HIST5011 and HIST5553 for fulfillment of elective courses requirement.

DApplicable to students admitted in 2019-2020

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses: 12 Units

HIST2001, 2002
Capstone Courses: 4801, 4802

3) Elective Courses[a][b]: 45 Units

Complete 42 units of HIST courses in addition to the HIST courses listed in (1) and (2) above, with at least 9 units from:
HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

[b] Students may take courses offered by the Division of History at HIST5000 level except HIST5011 and HIST5553 for fulfillment of elective courses requirement.

EApplicable to students admitted in 2018-2019

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses 12 Units

HIST2001, 2002
Capstone Courses: 4801, 4802

3) Elective Courses[a][b]: 42 Units

Complete 42 units of HIST courses in addition to the HIST courses listed in (1) and (2) above, with at least 9 units from:
HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421, 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

[b] Students may take courses offered by the Division of History at HIST5000 level except HIST5011 and HIST5553 for fulfillment of elective courses requirement.

FApplicable to students admitted in 2017-2018

Major Programme Requirement (for Associate Degree or Higher Diploma holders admitted to senior-year places)


Students are required to complete a minimum of 57 units of courses as follows:

1) Faculty Package: 3 Units

HIST1000

2) Required Courses: 12 Units

HIST2001, 2002
Capstone Courses: 4801, 4802

3) Elective Courses[a][b] 42 Units

Complete 42 units of HIST courses in addition to the HIST courses listed in (1) and (2) above, with at least 9 units from:
HIST2301, 2330, 2360, 2370, 2380, 2390, 3326, 3330, 3331, 3332, 3340, 3360, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3380, 3381, 3400, 3421[3397], 3701, 4020, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4380, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4400, 4420, 4702, 4703

Total: 57 Units

 

Explanatory Notes:

1. HIST courses at 2000 and above level as well as those labeled as # will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[] Old course code used in 2017-18 and before.

[a] Students may select up to 15 units (five courses) from ANTH2310#, 2340#, 2520#, 3430# and JASP1180, 3110# offered by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Japanese Studies as elective courses. Students taking the above ANTH and JASP courses in fulfilling the History Major requirement should indicate which course(s) is/are to be counted at their final term of attendance.

[b] Students may take courses offered by the Division of History at HIST5000 level except HIST5011 and HIST5553 for fulfillment of elective courses requirement.

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