GDCV1066 Ceramics and Civilizations | General Education at HKBU
 

GDCV1066
Ceramics and Civilizations

GDCV1066
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1066 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDCV1066 will offer a comparative study of ceramics to consider how and why the formal quality of ceramics varies under different cultural contexts. It will examine ceramics not only from its political, socio-cultural and aesthetic backgrounds but also a cross-cultural perspective. Popular subjects in the study of cultural theories, including body, social norms, religious ideas and economic life will be investigated in association with the appreciation of ceramics. Students will acquire first-hand experience in making ceramics, learning basic techniques of pottery, such as hand-building, wheel-throwing, moulding and surface decoration, of which are essential processes for reflecting the meaning of form and function, of how creativity and technological development contribute to the diverse cultures of ceramics.

What do the students say about this course?

我從實際到陶瓷工作室親手製作陶瓷中學習得最多。導師會先講解製作過程和方法,學生再製作,課堂講解詳盡。我認為學生能親手製作陶瓷是十分重要,學生能透過觸覺去感受陶瓷物料比任何講解能有深刻感受和學習。

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Year 4 student from BBA

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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.