In the FASS, we subscribe to two important principles with respect to undergraduate
1) Depth and breadth
Good undergraduate education involves a balanced combination of depth and
breadth. By the end of a degree programme, graduates should know one area well; that is, be aware of
its main ideas, of the possibilities and limitations of its methodology, and of its current questions and
problems. The best graduates will also be able to devise problems and pose questions of their own in this
area. To be properly educated, graduates should also have broad exposure to kinds of knowledge
beyond their specialization.
As undergraduates are mature learners, they should be given the responsibility of
determining much of their own programme of study: for instance, the area of specialization, and the scope
and nature of their study outside that area. In short, there should be both flexibility and choice.
It is recommended that all students hold a copy of the Modular System to keep track of their academic career.