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UGC Funded Programme
4-year BA (Hons) in Chinese and Bilingual Studies [BACBS]


Starting from September 2012 with the commencement of the new 4-year curriculum, all PolyU undergraduate students need to fulfill the comprehensive General University Requirements (GUR), which consist of six components:

  1. Freshman Seminar (FS)
  2. Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)
  3. Leadership and Intra-Personal Development (LIPD)
  4. Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)
  5. Service-Learning (SL)
  6. Healthy Lifestyle (HL)

The Department of Chinese & Bilingual Studies (CBS) has played an active role in designing and teaching the Chinese subjects that are a component of the Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) and the Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) and Chinese Writeing (CW) training which are components of the GUR requirements. In addition, CBS offers different types of subjects which meet the service learning requirement.

About Chinese Subjects for Language and Communication Requirements (LCR)

These are mandatory subjects for PolyU’s 4-year undergraduate curriculum. Students are required to take specific LCR subjects in Chinese, in accordance with their levels of Chinese proficiency at entry.

List of Chinese LCR Subjects

About Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)

CAR subjects are designed to allow students to expand their intellectual capacity beyond their disciplinary domains. These subjects will enable students to tackle professional and global issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

CAR subjects currently offered by CBS

About Chinese Writing and Reading Requirements (CW/CR)

The Chinese language training that is embedded within the Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) enhances the students’ ability to write Chinese that caters for the specific topics and subject content of the CAR subjects.

CAR Subjects with Chinese Reading & Writing (CW/CR)

About Service-Learning (SL)

Service-learning entails both activities that directly serve people in need, and civic engagement activities that indirectly serve the community or an underprivileged group.

SL subjects currently offered by CBS

Please visit the website of PolyU’s Office of General University Requirements (OGUR) for more comprehensive information about the General University Requirements (GUR) of the 4-year Curriculum at PolyU.





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