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Cluster Area Requirements

The intention of PolyU’s undergraduate curriculum is to provide a balanced and all-rounded education experience for you. CAR subjects are general education subjects that aim to nurture your intellectual capacity, global outlook, communication and critical thinking skills from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

There are four different cluster areas of CAR

CAR (A): Human Nature, Relations and Development

CAR (B): Community, Organisation and Globalisation

CAR (C): History, Cultures and World Views

CAR (D): Science, Technology and Environment

There are three additional requirements in CAR:

i. China Studies Requirement (CSR)

ii. Chinese Reading and Writing (CR/CW) Requirements*

iii. English Reading and Writing (ER/EW) Requirements

*Not applicable to non-Chinese speaking students or students whose Chinese standards are at junior secondary level or below

For the list of double-fulfilment of DSR and CAR subjects, please click here.

 

*** If you wish to find out all the Cluster-Area Requirements subjects, please select "List All" in "Academic Year & Semesters" below.

 Please note that subjects which require for travelling to overseas are not available during the add/drop period.

You can search the subjects from below:

Search result:

Subject Code Subject Title CSR CR/CW ER/EW
AAE1BN01 INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION INDUSTRY No No Yes
ABCT1D01 CHEMISTRY AND MODERN LIVING No No No
ABCT1D04 INTRODUCTORY LIFE SCIENCE No No No
ABCT1D05 CHINESE MEDICINE: MYTH OR TREASURE? Yes No No
ABCT1D06 NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING No No No
ABCT1D09 GREEN HOUSE GASES AND LIFE No No No
ABCT1D10 FOOD COLOR, TASTE AND SMELL No No No
ABCT1D11D LIFE WITHOUT FOSSIL FUEL No No No
ABCT1D13 INTRODUCTION TO CANCER - CAUSE, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION No No No
AMA1D01C THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT CHINESE AND WORLD MATHEMATICS Yes Yes No
AMA1D04 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL CONFLICTS BY GAME THEORY No No No
AMA1D07 INTRODUCTION TO COSMOLOGY No No No
AMA1D08 THE MATHEMATICS BEHIND MUSIC No No No
AP1D02 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY No No No
AP1D05 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS No No No
APSS1A03 MEN AND MASCULINITY IN HONG KONG No No No
APSS1A07 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY No No No
APSS1A08 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY No No No
APSS1A23 COPING AND ADDICTION No No No
APSS1A27 PREPARING FOR NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE CHINESE CONTEXT Yes No Yes
APSS1BN12 MEDIA AND EVERYDAY LIFE No No No
APSS1BN14 DISCOVERING HONG KONG SOCIETY No No No
APSS1BN14C DISCOVERING HONG KONG SOCIETY No No No
APSS1BN15 GLOBAL CHINA Yes No No
APSS1BN17 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY AND POPULAR CULTURE Yes No Yes
APSS1BN30 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL ISSUES No No Yes
APSS1CN19P TRANSFORMATION OF CHINESE SOCIETY : REVOLUTION AND REFORM Yes Yes No
APSS1HN34 GOVERNING CHINA: CHINESE POLITICS AND LEGAL SYSTEM Yes No No
APSS1HN34C GOVERNING CHINA: CHINESE POLITICS AND LEGAL SYSTEM Yes No No
BME1D01 BIONIC HUMAN AND THE FUTURE OF BEING HUMAN No No Yes
BME1D02 WEARABLE HEALTHCARE AND FITNESS DEVICES FOR EVERYONE No No Yes
BME1D03 TECHNOLOGIES FOR SMART AGEING No No No
BME1D04 SKIN-CARE TECHNOLOGIES: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS AND SAFETY No No No
BRE2BN02 THINKING GLOBAL, ACTING LOCAL: PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY CITIES No No No
BSE1D02 LIGHT, MAN AND ENVIRONMENT No No No
CBS1A01P FUN WITH LANGUAGE No Yes No
CBS1A13 THE TALKING BRAIN No No Yes
CBS1A17 HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS AND THE CYBERWORLD No No Yes
CBS1A18 LIFE AND DEATH No No Yes
CBS1AN26P CHINESE ARTS AND LIFE Yes Yes No
CBS1BN03 EAST ASIA: TOWARDS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY WITH CULTURAL DIVERSITY No No No
CBS1CN08 CHINESE LANGUAGE AND THE CHINESE SOCIETIES Yes No No
CBS1CN12P CHINESE LANGUAGE AND THE CHINESE SOCIETIES Yes Yes No
CBS1CN14M SENSE MAKING OF SIGNS ACROSS CULTURES No No No
CBS1CN29 CHINESE ART AND DESIGN Yes No Yes
CBS2CM04P APPRECIATION OF THE FOUR GREAT CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS Yes Yes No
CBS2CM09 COMMUNICATIONS IN GREATER CHINA Yes No Yes
CC1CM04P CONTEMPORARY CHINESE HISTORY AND CULTURE Yes Yes No
CC1CM15P SPLENDOURS OF IMPERIAL CHINA Yes Yes No
CC2CM11P CELEBRATED LITERARY CHINESE WRITINGS Yes Yes No
CC2CN03P DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT CHINA Yes Yes No
CC2CN08P MUTUAL IMPRESSIONS OF CHINA AND THE WEST Yes Yes No
CC2CN13P CHINESE FOLK AND POPULAR STORIES Yes Yes No
CC2CN16P THE CULTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT IN PRE-MODERN CHINA Yes Yes No
CC2CN23P COURT AND PALACE: POWER AND INTRIGUE IN IMPERIAL CHINA Yes Yes No
CC2CN29P THE MAKING OF THE EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS: CHINA, JAPAN & KOREA IN THE PRE-MODERN WORLD Yes Yes No
CSE1BN01 TRANSPORT AND SOCIETY No No No
EE1D01 ELECTRICAL SCIENCE FOR EVERYONE No No No
EIE1D02 ELECTRONIC MUSIC: THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON DIGITAL LIFESTYLE No No No
ELC1A04 FROM LORD OF THE RINGS TO HARRY POTTER: FANTASY, REALITY AND HUMANITY No No Yes
ELC1CN05 HORROR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE AND FILM No No Yes
ENGL1A15 THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SUCCESS No No No
ENGL1FN17 THE ART OF DEBATE: MASTERING ARGUMENTS TO HELP YOU DEFEAT YOUR OPPONENT No No No
ENGL2BN03 EXPLORING LANGUAGE IN SOCIAL LIFE No No Yes
ENGL2BN24 SIGNS AND SPACE: SEMIOTIC LANDSCAPES AROUND THE WORLD No No No
FH1CN02P AN INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE Yes Yes No
FH2CM03P CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE EASTERN SILK ROAD Yes Yes No
FH2CN08P POPULAR CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY MAINLAND CHINA Yes Yes No
HTM1A01 LEISURE AND SOCIETY No No No
HTM1BN04 ACHIEVING QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY No No No
HTM1CN06 THE EVOLUTION OF WORLD CUISINE No No No
HTM1CN07 THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE WINE INDUSTRY No No No
HTM2BN08 WEDDINGS, FESTIVALS AND EXHIBITIONS: ORGANIZING, PLANNING AND UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACTS No No No
ISE1D02 RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD No No No
ITC1A01 INTRODUCTION TO THINKING STYLES No No No
ITC1CN02 FASHION AND CULTURE No No Yes
LGT2BN02 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT No No No
LSGI1BN02 CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIETY No No Yes
LSGI1D03 LIVING ON A DYNAMIC EARTH No No Yes
LSGI2BN01 MAP READING AND INTERPRETATION No No Yes
ME1D01 ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT No No Yes
ME1D02 PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS IN MODERN SOCIETY No No Yes
MM2BN05 INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING No No No
SD1BN06 VALUES, LIFESTYLES AND ADVERTISING IN SOCIETY No No Yes
SN1CN03P LEGACY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE Yes Yes No
SN2BN02 DISASTER AND GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES No No Yes

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In case of any discrepancies between the GUR Subjects Database and the eStudent, those in the eStudent shall prevail.