Coffee with Profs – The Fascinating Science of Everyday Life

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDSC1015 CHEM (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Designed for non-science majors, GDSC1015 aims to demonstrate, through daily life examples, the many important contributions and relevance of science and technology in modern living. The course will start with discussion on myths and facts of coffee, physiological effect of caffeine, to organic farming, fair trade, globalization (coffee shop industry) and glocalization (invention of Yuenyeung [coffee with tea] at Hong Kong cafes). Connections between modern science inventions and individual’s healthy living styles (home/food/travel/shopping, etc.) will also be discussed. Controversial socio-scientific issues will be used to rectify students’ misconceptions in science concepts.

What do the students say about this course?

The course content is interesting. Although the course contains some difficult science knowledge, the professor spent plenty of time to explain them clearly. The course is fun!

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Year 3 student from Social Science


Notes for all GE courses

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