The Art of Thinking and Living(思考與人生)

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1066 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCVM1066 aims to help students understand the complex interplay between one’s capabilities of making good decision and solving problem effectively and living well. It also aims to help students understand how different ethical perspectives affect people’s styles of decision-making and problem-solving. Three ethical perspectives, namely, the perfectionist, utilitarian and Kantian, will be discussed in this connection. In this course, students will be introduced to the basic concepts and principles of good decision-making and effective problem-solving. Special attention will be given to how these concepts and principles can help students improve their decision-making and problem-solving technique. Student will also learn how to apply the concepts and principles in making decisions and tackling problems in everyday life situations critically and creatively. In this regard, general issues and problems in relation to work, wealth, love, health, death and seeking one’s meaning of life will be used as examples for discussions.

What do the students say about this course?

The course introduces the principles of good decision-making and effective problem-solving, and how these knowledge improve students’ techniques in making decisions and tackling problems critically and creatively in everyday life situations, e.g. work, wealth, love, health……

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Amanda Lam


Notes for all GE courses

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