THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Proposal for a NEW UG language course
To be offered from: , 2009-10
I. Particulars of the proposed new course
Code (1) Vector (2)
Title (3) Abbreviated Title (3)
Course Outline ) (for publication in the Academic Calendar)
(If applicable, references and special grading requirements, e.g. use of PP grade, P/F or DI/PA/F grading system, should be included here.)
Exclusion(s) (6) Prerequisite(s) (7) Corequisite(s) (8)
II. Detailed course information
Please provide in Annex 1 detailed information about the teaching and learning design of this course as described there.
III. Other information
Reasons for introducing this course
- Explain why it is necessary to introduce this course, and what benefits this course will bring to the students/programs.
- State whether this is a core or required course of a program. If so, give the name of the program(s), and explain why the course is included
in the program, and where relevant, for locating it at a particular stage in the program.
Targeted Student Groups
Which are the main student groups the course is targeted for?
What is the anticipated class size?
How often will the course be offered?
Who will be the course instructor:
Are there other faculty in the Language Center with the expertise in teaching this course? Yes No
If ‘Yes’, who are they?
Development of Course Materials
The course materials are exclusively developed by the Language Center.
The course materials are jointly developed by the Language Center and
(Name of the Department/Institution/Organization)
Will new equipment, extra resources/funding be required for launching this course? Yes No
- If ‘Yes’, what are they?
- Have the required resources been secured? Yes No
IV. Designation of Academic Coordinator (This section is required only if the course is credit-bearing.)
Please list here the School(s)/Department(s) for which this new course is designed:
The Academic Coordinator(9) selected for this course is:
V. Endorsement (Note: B, C and D signatures are required only if the course is credit-bearing.)
A. Language Center
Name of the Director Signature Date
B. Academic Coordinator
Name Signature Date
C. Department(s) (Those listed Name of
in Section IV should sign.) DH or Designee Signature Date
Name of the
D. School Board(s) / CERB* Chairman or Designee Signature Date
* Courses proposed by OCPE are to be endorsed by CERB
For use by CUS Secretariat Remarks:
Annex 1: Detailed course information
1. Major learning objectives:
What are the knowledge, skills, attitudes or competencies that the students will have gained upon successful completion of this
2. Course content and teaching components:
- What are the major topics to be covered in this course? If a weekly teaching schedule is available, please list the topics and
assigned readings by week.
- What are the teaching components (e.g. lecture, tutorial, lab, project study, field trips etc.)? Outline the strategies to be
adopted in teaching the course and in promoting student learning.
3. Assessment of student learning:
- State the methods of assessment (e.g. quiz, mid-term, essays, projects, exam etc.), the weighting assigned to each assessment
component, and the timing of the assessment tasks.
- State how students will be provided with timely and constructive feedback on their performance.
4. Texts and references:
- List the major texts and references needed.
(1) Course Code
0xx = an introductory course, for student without an A-level background in the subject area;
1xx = UG year 1 level course;
2xx = UG year 2 level course;
3xx = UG year 3 level course;
Should be in the form of [L-T-Lab:C], where L = lecture hrs/week; T = tutorial, seminar or recitation hrs/week; Lab = laboratory or field study hrs/week;
C = no. of course credits. Normally, 1 credit is designated for 1L, 1T or 3 Lab.
The title will appear on all official documents.
Max. length = 60 characters (space included)
(4) Abbreviated Title
Max. length = 25 characters (space included). Should be a straight abbreviation of the title
An abbreviated title must be provided when the full title exceeds 25 characters (including space).
(5) Course Outline
Give outline of the course in note form, in about 30 words (3 lines). See 2009-10 Calendar for format. Include references, special enrollment
condition or grading requirements (such as the use of PP grade, the P/F or DI/PA/F grading system), if there is any.
An exclusion may be an attainment in public examination, or an existing/previously offered course (including special topics course). Students are
precluded from registering for credit in this (proposed) course if the exclusion has been obtained, or taken previously or is taken concurrently with
A prerequisite may be an attainment in public examination or an existing/previously offered course (including special topics courses). The
prerequisite must be obtained, or taken and passed before a student may register for credit in this (proposed) course.
A corequisite is a course which students are required to take concurrently with this (proposed) course.
(9) Academic Coordinator
One Academic Coordinator is selected from amongst the school(s) or department(s) concerned to advise on the course content and sign off on the