Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 4-Year Curriculum (for students admitted in 2013-14)

Economics

Applicable to students admitted in 2013-14

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.

2.

Students would be exempted from taking the courses listed in Column A if they have passed any of the corresponding courses listed in Column B. The minimum Major Programme Requirements will be reduced by up to 3 units for each of the courses exempted.

   

Column A

Column B

 
   

ECON1101

MATH1010

MATH1510

MATH1520

MATH2010

 
   

ECON1111

ENGG2011

ENGG2012

ENGG2013

ENGG2014

ENGG2015

ENGG2018

MAGE4070

MATH2010

 
   

ECON2121

DSME2010

SEEM2430

STAT2006

STAT2101

 
   

ECON3540

FINA3088

 
   

[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.

[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, 3011 or 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

 

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.