Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 4-Year Curriculum (for students admitted in 2014-15)

Economics

Applicable to students admitted in 2014-15

334 New Curriculum

 

Major Programme Requirement

 

Students are required to complete a minimum of 72 units of courses as follows:

   

Units

1.

Faculty Package:

9

 

Any three courses, offered by three different programmes/departments/schools, chosen from the following:

 
 

ARCH1001, 1002, COMM1110, 1140, GPAD1076, 1077, GRMD1402, 1404, PSYC1620, 1630, SOCI1201, 1202, SOWK1112, 1113, URSP1002

 
     

2.

Required Courses:

33

 

ECON1101[a], 1111, 1141[b], 1901, 2011, 2021, 2121, 2311, 2901, 3011, 3021, 3121, 4901 and 4902

 
     

3.

Elective Courses [c][d]:

30

 

30 units of elective ECON courses at 3000 or above level

 
 

Total:

72

 

Concentration Area:

Students may choose to declare one, or up to two concentration areas by taking at least 15 units in each area:

Advanced Economics

 

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON4010 and 4020

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

(i)

At least 6 units from ECON3150, 3160, 4110, 4120, 4910 and 4920

 

(ii)

up to 3 units MATH or STAT courses at 3000 or above level [e]

 

Financial Economics

 

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3410 and 3420

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3140, 3520, 3540, 3560, 3580, 3620, 4120, 4450 and 4470

 

Business Economics

 

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3480 and 3590

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3320, 3330, 3430, 3470, 3530, 3560, 3570, 3610, 3620 and 4120

 

Chinese Economy

 

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3310, and either ECON3340 or 3460

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3220, 3240, 3250, 3340[f], 3350, 3360, 3370, 3460[f], 3580 and 4870

 
 

For students taking two concentration areas, the courses must not overlap and count towards both concentration areas. In addition to the courses listed above, the Department may approve the inclusion of relevant special topics courses or courses at 5000 or above level in the concentration areas.

 

Explanatory Notes:

1.

ECON courses at 2000 and above level will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a]

Students who have obtained grade 3 or above in both the compulsory part and Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics) of the HKDSE Mathematics examination may, upon application, be exempted from ECON1101, in which case the Major Programme Requirement will be reduced by 2 units. 

Students who have obtained grade 3 or above in both the compulsory part and Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus) of the HKDSE Mathematics examination are not required to take ECON1101. The Major Programme Requirement for these students will be reduced by 2 units.

Students who have obtained (i) grade B or above in GCE Mathematics (AL) and grade B or above in GCE Further Mathematics (AL) or (ii) grade B or above in GCE Mathematics (AL) and grade B or above in GCE Pure Mathematics (AL) are not required to take ECON1101. The Major Programme Requirement for these students will be reduced by 2 units. 

[b]

Students who have obtained grade 3 or above in the “Business, Accounting and Financial Studies” subject of HKDSE may, upon application, be exempted from ECON1141, in which case the Major Programme Requirement will be reduced by 2 units.

[c]

Students are allowed to take ECON courses at 5000 or above level to fulfill the Elective Courses requirement, subject to the consent of the course instructor.

[d]

Students may declare a concentration area (i) after the requisite courses for the concentration area have been completed, or (ii) in the same term that the requisite courses are expected to be completed. Upon completion of all requisite courses for a concentration area, such concentration area will be indicated on academic transcripts.

[e]

Students are required to declare which MATH or STAT course is to be counted towards the requirement of the Advanced Economics concentration area at their final term of attendance.

[f]

Courses counted towards the fulfillment of any Required Course requirements cannot be counted towards the fulfillment of the Elective Course requirements.

   
 
 

Recommended Course Pattern

Units

First Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Faculty Package: 1-2 Faculty Package course(s)

3-6

Major Required: ECON1101, 1901

3

Major Elective(s):

 

2nd term

 

Faculty Package: 1-2 Faculty Package course(s)

3-6

Major Required: ECON1111, 2011, 2021

8

Major Elective(s):

 

Second Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Major Required: ECON1141, 2311, 3011 or 3021

8

Major Elective(s): 0-1 course(s)

0-3

2nd term

 

Major Required: ECON2121, 2901, 3011or 3021

8

Major Elective(s): 0-1 course(s)

0-3

Third Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Major Required: ECON3121

3

Major Elective(s): 2-3 course(s)

6-9

2nd term

 

Major Required:

 

Major Elective(s): 2-3 course(s)

6-9

Fourth Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Major Required: ECON4901

2

Major Elective(s): 2-3 course(s)

6-9

2nd term

 

Major Required: ECON4902

1

Major Elective(s): 2-3 course(s)

6-9

Total (including Faculty Package):

72

 

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

Students are required to complete a minimum of 55 units of courses as follows:

   

Units

1.

Required Courses:

 

(a)

ECON2311, 2901, 3011, 3021, 3121, 4901 and 4902

17

(b)

At least 8 units from the following [a]:

8

 

ECON1101, 1111, 1141, 2011, 2021 and 2121

 
     

2.

Elective Courses[b][c]:

30

 

30 units of elective ECON courses at 3000 or above level

 
 

Total:

55

 

Concentration Area:

Students may choose to declare one, or up to two concentration areas by taking at least 15 units in each area:

Advanced Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON4010 and 4020

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

(i)

At least 6 units from ECON3150, 3160, 4110, 4120, 4910 and 4920

 

(ii)

up to 3 units MATH or STAT courses at 3000 or above level[d]

 

Financial Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3410 and 3420

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3140, 3520, 3540, 3560, 3580, 3620, 4120, 4450 and 4470

 

Business Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3480 and 3590

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3320, 3330, 3430, 3470, 3530, 3560, 3570, 3610, 3620 and 4120

 

Chinese Economy

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3310, and either ECON3340 or 3460

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3220, 3240, 3250, 3340[e], 3350, 3360, 3370, 3460[e], 3580 and 4870

 
 

For students taking two concentration areas, the courses must not overlap and count towards both concentration areas. In addition to the courses listed above, the Department may approve the inclusion of relevant special topics courses or courses at 5000 or above level in the concentration areas.

 

Explanatory Notes:

1.

ECON courses at 2000 and above level will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a]

Students with associate degrees depending on their academic background are advised to take additional foundation courses beyond 8 units required as appropriate.

[b]

Students are allowed to take ECON courses at 5000 or above level to fulfill the Elective Courses requirement, subject to the consent of the course instructor.

[c]

Students may declare a concentration area (i) after the requisite courses for the concentration area have been completed, or (ii) in the same term that the requisite courses are expected to be completed. Upon completion of all requisite courses for a concentration area, such concentration area will be indicated on academic transcripts.

[d]

Students are required to declare which MATH or STAT course is to be counted towards the requirement of the Advanced Economics concentration area at their final term of attendance.

[e]

Courses counted towards the fulfillment of any Required Courses requirements cannot be counted towards the fulfillment of the Elective Courses requirements.

   
 
 

Recommended Course Pattern (for Associate Degree holders admitted to senior-year places)

Units

First Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Faculty Package:

 

Major Required: 1-4 courses from ECON1101, 1141, 2011 and 2311

2-10

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

2nd term

 

Faculty Package:

 

Major Required: 1-4 courses from ECON1111, 2021, 2121 and 2901

2-10

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

Second Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Major Required: ECON3011 and 4901

5

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

2nd term

 

Major Required: ECON3021, 3121 and 4902

7

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

Total:

55

 

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

Students are required to complete a minimum of 50 units of courses as follows:

   

Units

1.

Required Courses:

 

(a)

ECON2311, 2901, 3011, 3021, 3121, 4901 and 4902

17

(b)

At least 3 units from the following [a]:

3

 

ECON1101, 1111, 1141, 2011, 2021 and 2121

 
     

2.

Elective Courses[b][c]:

30

 

30 units of elective ECON courses at 3000 or above level

 
 

Total:

50

 

Concentration Area:

Students may choose to declare one, or up to two concentration areas by taking at least 15 units in each area:

Advanced Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON4010 and 4020

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

(i)

At least 6 units from ECON3150, 3160, 4110, 4120, 4910 and 4920

 

(ii)

up to 3 units MATH or STAT courses at 3000 or above level[d]

 

Financial Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3410 and 3420

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3140, 3520, 3540, 3560, 3580, 3620, 4120, 4450 and 4470

 

Business Economics

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3480 and 3590

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3320, 3330, 3430, 3470, 3530, 3560, 3570, 3610, 3620 and 4120

 

Chinese Economy

(a)

Required Courses:

6

 

ECON3310, and either ECON3340 or 3460

 

(b)

Elective Courses:

9

 

At least 9 units from ECON3220, 3240, 3250, 3340[e], 3350, 3360, 3370, 3460[e], 3580 and 4870

 
 

For students taking two concentration areas, the courses must not overlap and count towards both concentration areas. In addition to the courses listed above, the Department may approve the inclusion of relevant special topics courses or courses at 5000 or above level in the concentration areas.

 

Explanatory Notes:

1.

ECON courses at 2000 and above level will be included in the calculation of Major GPA for honours classification.

[a]

Students with higher diplomas depending on their academic background are advised to take additional foundation courses beyond 3 units required as appropriate.

[b]

Students are allowed to take ECON courses at 5000 or above level to fulfill the Elective Courses requirement, subject to the consent of the course instructor.

[c]

Students may declare a concentration area (i) after the requisite courses for the concentration area have been completed, or (ii) in the same term that the requisite courses are expected to be completed. Upon completion of all requisite courses for a concentration area, such concentration area will be indicated on academic transcripts.

[d]

Students are required to declare which MATH or STAT course is to be counted towards the requirement of the Advanced Economics concentration area at their final term of attendance.

[e]

Courses counted towards the fulfillment of any Required Courses requirements cannot be counted towards the fulfillment of the Elective Courses requirements.

   
 
 

Recommended Course Pattern (for Higher Diploma Degree holders admitted to senior-year places)

Units

First Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Faculty Package:

 

Major Required: 1-4 courses from ECON1101, 1141, 2011 and 2311

2-10

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

2nd term

 

Faculty Package:

 

Major Required: 1-4 courses from ECON1111, 2021, 2121 and 2901

2-10

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

Second Year of Attendance

1st term

 

Major Required: ECON3011 and 4901

5

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

2nd term

 

Major Required: ECON3021, 3121 and 4902

7

Major Elective(s): 2-3 courses

6-9

Total:

50

 

Minor Programme Title

Economics

Minor Programme Requirement

 

Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of courses as follows:

   

Units

1.

Required Courses[a]:

6

 

ECON2011, 2021

 
     

2.

Elective Courses:

12

 

12 units of courses selected from ECON2311 or courses at ECON 3000 or above level

 
 

Total:

18

Explanatory Note:

[a]

Students who have passed DSME1030 are exempted from ECON2011, in which case ECON2011 is to be replaced by ECON2311 or any ECON course at 3000 or above level.

Students who have passed DSME1040 are exempted from ECON2021, in which case ECON2021 is to be replaced by ECON2311 or any ECON course at 3000 or above level.