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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Humanities and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Humanities

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Humanities (BACH)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Humanities, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Humanities, the University has prescribed that:
      2.1 Students enrolled with the University between October 1989 and April 1996, i.e. student numbers 89500000 to 96099999 must:
        a) successfully complete not less than 100 credits from the courses listed in Table 1, of which at least 20 credits must be gained at Higher level (labelled CH); and
        b) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
      2.2 Students enrolled with the University in or after October 1996, i.e. student numbers not within the specified range in para 2.1 must:
        a) successfully complete 20 credits of compulsory courses (labelled CC in Table 1); and
        b) successfully complete 80 credits from courses labelled CF, CM or CH in Table 1, provided that, of the 80 credits, at least 20 credits are from Higher level courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
        c) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
           
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Humanities (BAHCH)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Humanities, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Humanities, the University has prescribed that:
      2.1 Students enrolled with the University between October 1989 and April 1996, i.e. student numbers 89500000 to 96099999 must:
        a) successfully complete 10 credits of CHIN A361C; and
        b) successfully complete 130 credits from Table 1, of which:
          (i)

    at least 20 credits are from courses labelled COH; and

          (ii) at least 30 credits are from courses labelled CHH; and
          (iii)

    the remaining 80 credits are from any courses listed in Table 1; and

        c) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
      2.2 Students enrolled with the University in or after October 1996, i.e. student numbers not within the specified range in para 2.1 must:
        a) successfully complete 30 credits of compulsory courses (labelled CCH in Table 1); and
        b) successfully complete 110 credits from Table 1, of which:
          (i) at least 20 credits are from courses labelled COH; and
          (ii) at least 40 credits are from courses labelled CMH; and
          (iii) at least 40 credits are from courses labelled CHH; and
          (iv) the remaining 10 credits are from any courses listed in Table 1; and
        c) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
    3. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    4. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    5. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese Humanities, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits from Higher level courses listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)


    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    BACH

    BAHCH

    Honours
    Classification
    Group

    Foundation level

    CHIN A161C 1,2,3

    Chinese Studies Foundation Course

    20

    CC

    CCH

    -

    CHIN A162C 1,2

    Chinese Studies Foundation (1): Chinese History and Literature

    10

    CC

    CCH

    -

    CHIN A163C 1,2

    Chinese Studies Foundation (2): Chinese Thought and Beliefs

    10

    CC

    CCH

    -

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    CF

    CFH

    -

    CHIN A172C

    Introduction to Chinese Language

    5

    CF

    CFH

    -

    Middle level

    CHIN A202C 4 Contemporary Chinese Culture

    10

    CM

    COH

    a or b
    CHIN A213C 5 A History of Hong Kong (1842-1997)

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A272C

    Modern Chinese Grammar

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A273C

    Classical Chinese Shi and Ci Poetry

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A274C

    Modern Chinese Literature

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A281C

    History of Early Imperial China

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A282C 2

    History of Late Imperial China

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    CHIN A291C

    Logic and Methodology

    10

    CM

    COH

    b

    CHIN A293C

    Chinese Philosophy in the Ancient Period

    10

    CM

    CMH

    b

    Higher level

    CHIN A361C

    Bibliography and Research Methods for Chinese Studies
    10
    CH

    CCH

    a or b

    CHIN A371C

    Classical Chinese Fiction
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    CHIN A372C

    Chinese Literary Criticism
    10
    CH

    COH

    a or b

    CHIN A381C

    Historical Methods
    10
    CH

    COH

    a or b

    CHIN A382C 2,3

    History of China: The Ming and Qing Dynasties
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    CHIN A383C 2

    History of Modern China (1840-1949)
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    CHIN A384C

    Chinese Social and Economic History from the Song to the Qing
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    CHIN A391C

    Chinese Philosophy in the Song, Yuan and Ming Period
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    CHIN A392C

    Modern Chinese Thought since the Late Ming
    10
    CH

    CHH

    a or b

    Notes:

    1. CHIN A161C was replaced by CHIN A162C and CHIN A163C from April 1997.
       
    2. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    3. Courses no longer available.
       
    4. CHST A202C has been replaced by CHIN A202C. Students who have successfully completed CHST A202C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of CHIN A202C.
       
    5. HIST A213C has been replaced by CHIN A213C. Students who have successfully completed HIST A213C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of CHIN A213C.
       
    6. Students who have enrolled on TRAN A251C and/or TRAN A252C before April 1997 and passed the course(s) will have the credits counted as courses labelled CM towards the BA degree and as courses labelled CMH towards the BA with Honours degree.

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