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Common Core Arrangement 2020-21




As the Senate meeting of 28 May 2018 approved the proposal for “A Structured Common Core Sequence” for implementation starting from the 2018-19 intake, students will be assignedto take the designated Year 1 courses CCC8011 Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation and CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong in the freshmen year, and be assigned to take the designated Year 2 courses CCC8013 The Process of Science and CCC8014 China in World History in the second year (or the third year for senior intake students starting 2019-20). More details are found here.


Advising Period - Common Core Courses Assigned to Study Plans

All students who are required to take CCC8011/CCC8012/CCC8013/CCC8014 will be assigned the CCC course(s) in their study plans on DegreeWorks that they cannot alter during the Advising Period of 2 to 16 March 2020.


The assigning of the courses is made as such to avoid students taking two Common Core courses in one term. Because of the large student number involved, students are strongly advised to adhere to the term they are assigned to take the course(s). Because of the limited study places offered in each term, students must understand that changing of their own timetables will affect other students, especially senior year students, who will inevitably be forced to take two Common Core courses in a single term.


Common Core Sequence

The approved Structured Common Core Sequence has been put in place since the 2018-19 intake. Students have been assigned to take the required Common Core courses in the designated year of studies.


Changing of term to take the CCC course(s) on Study Plans

Upon careful consideration with sound justification, students can apply for changing to another term to take the assigned CCC course(s) during the Advising Period by email to CCGEO <> providing student name, student ID and contact telephone number. All applications should be supported with sound justification, subject to the approval of the Director of CCGE on a case-by-case basis. All applications for changing term of taking CCC courses will be processed AFTER the Advising Period. Application result will be released to the applicants latest by the end of March 2020 via email.


Should students find that the CCC courses they should take not assigned to their study plans, they should add the courses to the study plans on their own.


For enquiry, please contact us at 2616 7414 or Details and latest information can be found on CCGEO's website: