Love and Culture

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1035 HMW (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GDAR1035 aims to help student understand and analyze the major factors affecting the cultural construction of love and sex via discussion of exemplary works in both Western and Chinese cultures, and engage them in critical attitudes toward current issues on love and sex arising in the local context of Hong Kong. It will review the ideas and representations of love, sex and eroticism as cultural phenomena in Western and Chinese cultures, bringing in some representing philosophical, social and cultural perspectives of the subject. The materials used for the reflection are some media and artistic representations of love, sex and eroticism with selected texts in philosophical treatise, literature, painting, image making, architecture and film. They will be reviewed critically from the philosophical, aesthetical and cultural perspectives.

What do the students say about this course?

Learning about different interpretations and understandings of love is a really interesting and fun experience. Through watching movies and appreciating literature, I start to understand how other people perceive love. The thing that strikes me most is the different stages of love that one can go th…

Year 4 student from SOSC


Notes for all GE courses

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