GCVM1057
Romantic Love in Humanistic Perspectives

GCVM1057
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GCVM1057 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1057 introduces both traditional understanding of romantic love, as well as more recent theories of romantic love and sex in humanistic perspectives. The course traverses human experience and understanding in this area utilizing insight from both arts and science. Intended to be an interdisciplinary course it will experiment team teaching and invite 1 or 2 professional guest speakers to provide important experiential insights into this area of human experience.

This course explains humanistic perspectives on romantic love from different cultures made available in literature, philosophy, religion and mythology, and supplement them with new understandings of romantic love and sex due to advances in scientific and sociological disciplines. The humanistic perspectives, together with post-modern social setting, constitute the cultural backdrop of contemporary understanding and practice of romantic love and sex, in distinction to traditional feudal practices that suppresses love and sex until now. Most recent development in alternative practice of sex and love will also be investigated. Students would also learn through tutorial some psychology of romantic love and sex, to understand their roles in the formation of modern and postmodern identity, and to assess authenticity of romantic love experience. They are also required to elaborate their own value response and personal strategy towards romantic love and sex pursuit in the world, towards wiser, more equal and more satisfying practice and experience of love and sex for a fulfilling life.

What do the students say about this course?

……修畢這科後,我發覺愛情其實受很多情況影響及限制。老師從宗教、價值觀、文化的角度教導我們怎樣看愛情。在香港社會,我們必須有這些敏感度,就如近期常討論的同性戀問題,都同樣牽涉宗教、文化問題……

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.