Chinese Civilisation Centre’s Policy on Course Credit Transfer
In view of a rising number of City University students joining exchange programmes where they have chances to undertake Chinese culture-related courses at their host universities, the Chinese Civilisation Centre hereby reiterates its policy on credit transfer of courses.
- In order to apply for course credit transfer, students must first obtain and complete the transfer credit authorization form from the ARRO. Upon receipt of the completed form, ARRO will submit it to CCIV for approval.
- It is the Centre’s long-standing policy that credit transfer authorization can only be approved by the CCIV instead of the student’s home department or ARRO. For, confusion may easily arise as in some previous cases that saw individual departments give assurances to the students’ concerned without seeking CCIV’s prior approval.
- Credit transfer authorization should be sought either prior to or after the students taking an off-campus course.
- It is the responsibility of the student to supply adequate documentation, including course syllabus, teaching and learning outcomes, assignments, reports and result slip, for CCIV’s consideration.
Criteria for approval:
- The course taken elsewhere should match CCIV’s educational philosophy, namely, its emphasis on a holistic Chinese cultural education and its stress on students’ personal experiences and appreciation of arts and cultural heritage that remain living today. Please refer to CCIV website http://www.cciv.cityu.edu.hk for details.
- The course taken elsewhere should be comparable with a CCIV course in two major aspects:
- The course content is centred on pre-modern China.
- The course gives students a holistic knowledge of Chinese culture and provides a general foundation on this field instead of offering piecemeal and partial education or focusing on specialized topic.
- In most cases, a 3-credit CCIV course can be replaced by a comparable
course taken elsewhere. However, there were some cases in the past which made it possible for several courses taken elsewhere to replace one CCIV course on condition that the combination of courses satisfies the approval criteria as outlined above.
While requests for credit transfer authorization can be made prior to or after the students taking the course(s), CCIV strongly encourages students to seek approval in advance.
Should you have further query, please contact CCIV EOI, Winne Lee, at 2194 2428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.