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For students admitted in 2021/22 or before

For students admitted from 2022/23

 

For students admitted in 2021/22 or before

Purpose of GUR

GUR aims to widen your horizons and promote holistic development in your undergraduate years. GUR also contributes significantly to your acquisition of PolyU's desired graduate attributes.

The six components (30 credits) of GUR for students admitted in 2021/22 or before:

GUR_Freshman3 GUR_LCR3 GUR_Leadership3
GUR_CAR3 GUR_Service_New GUR_HealthyLifestyle3

 

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through the Articulation Degree Programmes, your actual required GUR components may be less than the students from normal intakes. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

Important4Important Note: For Advanced Standing student, please refer here for credit requirements of GUR & contact your programme host department for details.

Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar is intended to:

  • Introduce you to the discipline/profession and enthuse you about your potential major

  • Cultivate your higher order thinking skills

  • Encourage your entrepreneurship

  • Help you learn to engage in self-directed and autonomous study

Click here for the list of Freshman Seminars.

 

NeedToDo_blueWhat you need to do: Complete this 3-credit subject in your first year as pre-assigned by your Faculty/Department.

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through the Articulation Degree Programmes, you are not required to take the Freshman Seminar. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

Important4Important Note: For Advanced Standing student, please refer here for credit requirements of GUR & contact your programme host department for details.

 

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Language & Communication Requirements (LCR)

LCR aims to help you become an effective communicator by developing your language competence for academic and professional needs. All students are required to take 9 credits of LCR subjects, including English (6 credits) and Chinese (3 credits).

NeedToDo_blueWhat you need to do: Complete two 3-credit English language subjects and one 3-credit Chinese language subject as pre-assigned according your language competence. (Click the following icons for more details)

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Important4Additional language requirements 'Reading and Writing Requirements' in both English (ER/EW) and Chinese (CR/CW) are embedded in the CAR subjects for further development of your literacy skills. Please refer to the section on CAR for further information. 

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through Articulation Degree Programmes, you may not be required to take the LCR subjects. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

Important4Important Note: For Advanced Standing student, please refer here for credit requirements of GUR & contact your programme host department for details.

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Leadership & Intra-Personal Development

The Leadership and Intra-Personal Development aims to prepare you to lead yourself and others. This subject enables you to:

  • understand theories and research on the intra-personal and interpersonal qualities of effective leaders,
  • develop self-awareness and a better understanding of oneself,
  • acquire interpersonal skills essential for functioning as an effective leader, and
  • develop self-reflection skills.

 NeedToDo_blueWhat you need to do: Complete a 3-credit LIPD subject.  

The following two LIPD subjects are offered. The students of the Faculty of Business will be pre-assigned MM1051 and other students will be pre-assigned APSS1L01.

Subject Title Subject Code   Credits
Tomorrow’s Leaders   APSS1L01 3
Tango! Managing Self and Leading Others  MM1051
( For FB students only)
3

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through Articulation Degree Programmes, you are not required to take the Leadership and Intra-Personal Development subject. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

Important4Important Note: For Advanced Standing student, please refer here for credit requirements of GUR & contact your programme host department for details.

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Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)

CAR aims to expand your intellectual capacity beyond disciplinary domains and to enable you to tackle professional and global issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

CAR includes broader range of academic subjects that use different paradigms, theoretical perspectives and methods of enquiry across the following four cluster areas. Click for the approved CAR subject list in each cluster area.

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CAR_A

B

CAR_B

Human Nature, Relations
and Development
Community, Organisation
and Globalisation
C

CAR_C

D

CAR_D

    History, Cultures and   
World Views
 Science, Technology and
Environment

In addition to the four clusters, there are three attributes embedded in some CAR subjects.

  1. China Studies Requirement (CSR) to help you understand aspects of Chinese culture, history and contemporary developments.
  2. English Writing and Reading Requirements (EW/ER) to further enhance your proficiency in English.
  3. Chinese Writing and Reading Requirements (CW/CR) to further enhance your proficiency in Chinese.

 Important4The CAR subjects with the Writing and Reading Requirements will demand more effort and attention on the language aspect in addition to the subject content. To further know about these requirements, please visit English Language Centre and Chinese Language Centre respectively.

 NeedToDo_blueWhat you need to do: Complete at least one 3-credit subject in each of the four areas, among which you have to fulfill the Reading and Writing Requirements in Chinese and English (ER/W and CR/W), and China Studies Requirement (CSR).

Useful Information for CAR Fulfillment

GUR Subjects Library

Interpreting GUR Subject Code

Double Fulfilment of DSR and CAR

Considerations for Choosing a CAR Subject

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through Articulation Degree Programmes, you may take less CAR subjects than the normal requirements. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

Important4Important Note: For Advanced Standing student, please refer here for credit requirements of GUR & contact your programme host department for details.

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Service-Learning

Service-Learning aims to help you develop into a competent professional with a heart to serve others. Through a subject with a significant service component, you will:
  • Apply the knowledge and skills you acquired from university learning to deal with complex issues in the service setting.
  • Reflect on your roles and responsibilities both as a professional in your chosen discipline and as a responsible citizen.
  • Develop a stronger empathy for people in need and a stronger sense of civic responsibility.

NeedToDo_blue What you need to do: Take one 3-credit Service-Learning subject. Some Service-Learning subjects are embedded in the major study curriculum and to be taken as DSR subjects. However, the majority of PolyU students will need to choose Service-Learning subjects on their own. Please check your Programme Requirement Document for details.

Important4 For more details of Service-Learning, please refer to Service Learning@PolyU.

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Healthy Lifestyle

For students admitted from 2015/16 onwards

The Healthy Lifestyle Programme (HLS) is a set of courses and activities covering different dimensions of health that aims to help you build up a healthy lifestyle, which is an important and positive aspect to promote success in the university. In this revised programme, you will get to:

  • acquire, synthesise, and evaluate knowlege on healthy living;
  • differentiate between useful health facts and myths about health;
  • identify components of healthy living that contribute in one’s well-being
  • make responsible health decisions for self

Programme Duration
You should complete HLS before graduation. There are four components in the programme and it will take around 24 hours to complete. You are strongly recommended to start Component 1 in Year 1 so as to proceed to other components as soon as possible.

Programme Structure
You can click on each component for details.

(Please take note of the hours required and the assessment method of each component)

Step1

Start with 1. You need to complete 1
before proceeding to other components.

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Finish with 4.

Step4

^For some special cases (e.g. members in the PolyU sports teams), Sports Training or Sports participation hours accumulated in PolyU before or after taking the Introductory Lecture may be counted subject to the recommendation of the SAO

NeedToDo_blueWhat you need to do: Enrol in the Healthy Lifestyle programme as instructed by Student Affairs Office (SAO) (3400 8203 / cwsaaenq@polyu.edu.hk).

To check your progress in the Healthy Lifestyle programme, please visit https://www40.polyu.edu.hk/starsposs/secure/login/loginhome.do and click "Enquire Status" under "Healthy Lifestyle".

Important4Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through Articulation Degree Programmes, you are not required to complete Healthy Lifestyle. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

 

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For students admitted on 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15

The former version of Healthy Lifestyle aims to help you acquire the basic knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the quality of life by improving your physical well-being. Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Develop an individual approach to maintain your physical, emotional and social well-being.
  • Acquire the basic knowledge of risk factors and safety issues for exercise and daily life.
  • Acquire the basic knowledge and the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet and avoid unhealthy behaviors.

Details of the Healthy Lifestyle programme can be found here.

NeedToDo_blue What you need to do: Enroll in the Healthy Lifestyle programme as instructed by Student Affairs Office (SAO).

Important4 Important Note: If you are admitted as a Senior Year Intakes student or through Articulation Degree Programmes, you are not required to complete Healthy Lifestyle. Please refer to Senior Year Intakes/ Articulation Degree Programme for more details.

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For students admitted from 2022/23

The 30 credits of GUR Curriculum for students admitted from 2022/23 is currently under review and the following areas are tentatively included (subject to approval):

 

Language and Communication Requirements 
Leadership Education and Development
Service-Learning
Cluster Areas Requirements (CAR)
Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Requirement
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Requirement
Healthy Lifestyle
Total = 30 credits

 

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