- QWhat are General University Requirements (GUR)?
GURs are subjects that all PolyU students MUST take, irrespective of their major of study.
GURs consist of the following components:
Total GUR credits: 30
- Freshman Seminar (Three Credits)
- Language & Communication Requirements (LCR) (Nine Credits)
- English (Six Credits) + Chinese (Three Credits)
- Leadership and Intra-Personal Development (Three Credits)
- Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) (12 Credits, across four clusters)
Note: A minimum of three credits must be on subjects designated as "China-related". In addition, students must fulfil the Reading and Writing requirements in both Chinese and English.
The four clusters are:
- Human Nature, Relations and Development (Three Credits)
- Community, Organisation and Globalisation (Three Credits)
- History, Cultures and World Views (Three Credits)
- Science, Technology and Environment (Three Credits)
- Service-Learning (Three Credits)
- Healthy Lifestyle (non-credit bearing)
We suggest that all four-year degree students follow the GUR progression plan shown below:
If in doubt, contact your Academic Advisor or Undergraduate Secretary first. We may refer you to the appropriate Academic Counsellor for further counseling relating to GURs.
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