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 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. Students would also learn through tutorial some psychology of romantic love and sex, understand their role in the formation of modern identity, and learn to assess authenticity of romantic love experience.

Students are expected to utilize this new-found knowledge to produce critique on both traditional and modern views of romantic love and sex, and to reflect ethically on them. They are to elaborate their own personal strategy for romantic love and sex pursuit in the post-modern world, towards a wiser, more equal and more satisfying practice 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.