GDSC1807/GDSS1807
Energy, Environment & Sustainability

GDSC1807/GDSS1807

Course Code Offering Department(s) Areas of Learning Units & Hours
GDAR1807 GEOG SCI/CMED (3,3,0)
GDSS1807 PHYS SOSC
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What is the course about?

Climate change and the depletion of energy resources are issues of major international concern in the contemporary world. This course aims to introduce the diverse facets of contemporary energy problems and their associated environmental dilemmas, such as air pollution, waste disposal and climate change. The course will adopt several lively approaches designed to enhance the teaching of relevant facts and concepts, from a layman’s perspective. This will focus on the multiple and intricate relationships that occur between energy, environment and sustainability issues. In addition to classroom learning, the teaching will be supplemented by field visits, demonstrations, group projects and debates. The ultimate goal of the course is to allow students to fully understand the subject matter from both the natural science and social science perspectives. Through appropriate real-life examples, the course aims to guide students, in an exploration of viable alternative energy sources and to enable them to embark on a way of life that promotes a clean and sustainable use of energy resources.

What do the students say about this course?

此科目最特別之處就是屬於跨學科科目,由兩位分別是物理系和地理系的講師輪流講課,讓同學可同時從科學和社會學角度看待能源問題,引發多角度思考。課程安排兩次實地考察,同學可赴大亞灣參觀核電廠設施,了解其運作模式,或到屯門生物柴油廠。實地考察絕對是一次難忘的經歷,十分難得。

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Shan Kao

Remarks:

IGEThis is an interdisciplinary GE (IGE) course.
  1. One IGE course is listed for more than 1 area of learning. You can decide which area of learning you would like the course to fulfill, by enrolling in the course with the corresponding course code.

Notes for all GE courses

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