Social Sciences Common Core

Double-counting GE Capstone towards SOSC ELA Requirement

  • Some study programmes under the Faculty of Social Sciences (GEOG / GIS / HIST / SOC) have double-counting arrangements on specific 3-unit GE Capstone courses towards the Social Sciences Experiential Learning in Action (SOSC ELA) requirement
  • If students decide to double-count a GE Capstone course towards SOSC ELA requirement, he/she has to take a replacement course specified by his/her respective Programmes to make up the 3 units in order to fulfil the graduation requirements
  • Students will be invited by Academic Registry (AR) to apply for the GE Capstone double-counting in their final year study (Semester 1, tentatively). Please refer to the Double-counting GE Capstone Guidelines for Students of the General Education Office’s (GEO) website for details

Which course code should I choose?

The courses are double-listed as two course types: (1) Social Sciences Experiential Learning in Action and (2) GE Capstone with two different course codes for respective groups of target students.

 

Course Type

Social Sciences Experiential Learning in Action (applicable for 2019/20 intake or after)

GE Capstone (applicable for 2018/19 intake or after)

Course Code & Title

SOSC3005 Community and Civic Engagement

GCAP3145 Community and Civic Engagement

SOSC3006 Global Outreach

GCAP3146 Global Outreach

Target students
  • Students studying the UGC-funded undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences; AND
  • Students of Year 3 standing or above in course offering period
  • Students studying the UGC-funded undergraduate programmes at HKBU; AND
  • Students of Year 3 standing or above in course offering period
Fulfilment

Students completed and passed the course will fulfil a 3-unit requirement of SOSC ELA

Students completed and passed the course will fulfil a 3-unit requirement of GE Capstone
Remarks
  • This course CANNOT be counted towards a GE Capstone
  • Students may apply for double-counting a recognised GE Capstone course* towards SOSC3005 Community and Civic Engagement / SOSC3006 Global Outreach
  • GE Capstone course CANNOT be counted as Free Elective

 

*Remarks: Please check the GE Capstone courses list for double-counting towards SOSC ELA and respective replacement courses list on GEO’s website

 

[Important Note for SOSC students]
As two course codes (SOSC3005 vs GCAP3145 / SOSC3006 vs GCAP3146) represent different course types, eligible students should pay attention to the course code enrolled after confirmation of experiential learning activity or release of the course application result. Students are advised to plan ahead if they will apply for double-counting of GE Capstone towards SOSC ELA requirement so as to apply the course with the respective course code. They CANNOT change and register another course code after course enrolment.

How to fulfil the SOSC ELA requirement?

 

*Remarks: Please check the GE Capstone courses list for double-counting towards SOSC ELA (SOSC3005/SOSC3006) and respective replacement courses list on GEO’s website

 

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