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Honours College Certificate Programme (HC20)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2020/2021 and after)

 

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Curriculum of the Programme

The curriculum is designed to nurture high flying students into globally competitive leaders and intellectual achievers committed to collaborative and creative thinking for Macao and beyond. It provides students with courses for learning and practicing leadership, experience of study abroad, community engagement at residential college (RC) and service learning on and off campus. In completion of the Honours College Certificate Programme, students will have:

  • earned seven credits of honours courses
  • gained study-abroad experience
  • fulfilled the RC residency requirement
  • completed a leadership & service learning requirement

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Honours Course

Students have to complete 7 credits of courses including (one 3-credit lecture base honours course, one 1-credit honours project and one 3-credit cap-stone project) with a “B” or higher grade earned for each course. Arrangement of the courses and required component are shown below:

Honours ProgrammeObjective1st Semester2nd semester
Year 1Personality traitsStudent activities
Year 2Intellectual & LeadershipDeveloping Leadership

(3 credits Compulsory – Honours Course)

Project on Social Awareness

(1 credit Compulsory – Group Project)

Developing Leadership

(3 credits Compulsory – Honours Course)

Project on Social Awareness

(1 credit Compulsory – Group Project)

Year 3InternationalStudy Abroad
Year 4ScholasticPreparation for Honours ProjectHonours Project

(3 credits Compulsory – Individual Project)

Language of Instruction

English is the main language of instruction

 

Course Description

Developing Leadership (3 credits)

This course has three interrelated components focused on the individual, community, and global society, and is designed to develop leadership abilities. The first component focuses on developing students’ individual self-awareness and personal development through an exploration of values, beliefs, and socio-cognitive skills. The second component focuses on developing students’ leadership skills in the local community. The third component focuses on preparing students to be global citizens, with an enhanced understanding of the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviours typical of different cultures and societies. Taken together, these three distinct course components will build students’ capacity to be global leaders.

 

Project on Social Awareness (1 credit)

The course brings together students of different majors to conduct small group research and discussion on current social issues of local and global communities, and everyday problems, under the supervision of members from the Residential Colleges, including resident fellows, non-resident fellows, and college affiliates. Students are motivated to develop their skills on critical thinking, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and teamwork.

 

Honours Project (3 credits)

Students are required to apply knowledge from their disciplines of studies to broader global issues such as innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability, and complete scholarly projects under the supervision of faculty advisors in the respective field of study of the research topics, including multidisciplinary topics. The projects are expected to meet the scholarly standards of the disciplines and of the Honours College. Students are required to present their projects.

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Students are required to fulfil “study abroad” experience during their studies at UM. The experience must be semester/academic year based and credit bearing with a minimum of 3 abroad credit successfully transferred back to UM. It must be international experience. Hence, mobility programmes to universities in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong regions will not be considered as fulfillment of the Honours Programme. There are multiple ways in fulfilling this requirement with different types of financial support and requirements as stipulated by internal regulations; e.g.

  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with the Honours College.
  • A full time semester/ academic year abroad through the programme operated by UM.

Different types of scholarship with requirements will be awarded to support this study abroad experience based on the availability of university’s financial resources.

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Residential College Residency

  • Students are required to have four-semester RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • For students admitted through recommendation of Masters of RCs and Dean of Students, they are required to have full (except study abroad period) RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM

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  • Students have to demonstrate their leadership skills and services on and/or off campus by satisfying requirements through the Whole Person Development Award Programme offered by the Student Affairs Office (SAO), or an equivalent programme recognized by SAO.
  • With the Whole Person Development Award Programme, students are required to earn a minimum of 900 cumulative Competency Score (CS) with a minimum of 150 CS in each of the 5 core areas of development for graduation.
  • Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork
  • Healthy Living
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Citizenship with Global Perspectives
  • Leadership and Service

Honours Programme (HC17)

(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2017/2018 and after)

 

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Curriculum of the Programme

The curriculum of the new Honours Programme is designed to nurture high flying students into globally competitive leaders and intellectual achievers committed to collaborative and creative thinking for Macao and beyond. It provides students with courses for learning and practicing leadership, experience of study abroad, community engagement at residential college (RC) and service learning on and off campus. In completion of the programme, students will have:

  • earned six credits honours courses
  • gained study-abroad experience
  • fulfilled the RC residency requirement
  • completed a leadership & service learning requirement

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Students have to complete one 3-credit lecture base honours course and one 3-credit honours project with a “B” or higher grade earned for each course.

Course TitleTypeCredits
HONR1001 Self-Awareness and Social ResponsibilityRequired Elective

(Lecture base course:

choose 1 from these 3)

3
HONR1002 Leadership Skills and Positive Influence
HONR1003 Communicating in a Global Context
HONR1000 Honours ProjectCompulsory

(Group project base course)

3
Total credit requirement: 6

Language of Instruction

English is the main language of instruction

Course Description

HONR 1001 Self-Awareness and Social Responsibility (3 credits)

This course focuses on the processes that will facilitate students’ self-awareness and exploration of values, beliefs, and socio-cognitive skills for active participation as responsible citizens and leaders in the local community and globally. Through collaborative teaching and learning and peer socialization processes, students will engage in a range of individual and group projects related to personal development and social skill development fostering effective self-evaluation, networking, group work, social responsibility and service leadership.

 

HONR 1002 Leadership Skills and Positive Influence (3 credits)

Leadership is the ability to positively influence people and motivate them to collaborate for the common good. The course Leadership Skills and Positive Influence aims to build the self-confidence of students, enhance their social and collaborative skills, and provide them with concrete opportunities to demonstrate care and concern for their immediate community. It shall afford various means for students to nurture effective leadership skills, gain meaningful social experiences, and form good attitudes that will enable them to make a positive difference in society.

 

HONR 1003 Communicating in a Global Context (3 credits)

We all live today in a global context, where we frequently engage and interact with people from diverse cultural, national, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Living and working successfully in this global context requires an ability to understand and appreciate cultural diversity. By drawing insights from the fields of Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, this course will help students better understand the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This knowledge will facilitate students’ ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from those cultural groups.

 

HONR 1000 Honours Project (Compulsory, 3 credits)

The course brings together students of different majors to conduct small group research and discussion on current issues of local and global communities, and everyday problems. Students are motivated to develop their skills on critical thinking, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and teamwork.

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Students have to gain study abroad experience during their residency at UM with different levels of financial support and requirements stipulating by internal regulations. The experience must be credit bearing with a minimum of 3 abroad credits successfully transferred back to or earned from UM. Below are some ways to fulfill this requirement:

  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with the Honours College
  • A full time semester abroad at universities having agreement with UM operated through the Global Affairs Office
  • Credit-bearing abroad programme or requirement operated by faculties
  • Credits earned in reputable universities abroad in summer and successfully transferred back to UM during the student’s residency at UM

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Residential College Residency

  • Students are required to have four-semester RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM
  • For students admitted through recommendation of Masters of RCs and Dean of Students, they are required to have full (except study abroad period) RC residency during their undergraduate study at UM

「click to expand icon」的圖片搜尋結果 Leadership & Service Learning

  • Students have to demonstrate their leadership skills and services on and/or off campus by satisfying requirements through the Whole Person Development Award Programme offered by the Student Affairs Office (SAO), or an equivalent programme recognized by SAO.
  • With the Whole Person Development Award Programme, students are required to earn a minimum of 900 cumulative Competency Score (CS) with a minimum of 150 CS in each of the 5 core areas of development for graduation.
  • Interpersonal Relation and Teamwork
  • Healthy Living
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Citizenship with Global Perspectives
  • Leadership and Service