GE courses in Social Sciences (GDSS)

 
GDSS courses aim to enhance students’ comprehension of the contribution of social science approaches to understanding human behavior and events, and social and cultural life. Courses will address at least one of the following key social science areas: identity and citizenship; community; social environment; human, physical and social development; education, the individual and society; fairness and social justice; cultural heritage; public policy; spatial patterns and processes.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing a course in this category, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of social science approaches to the study of human activity;
  2. Explain key social science concepts in relation to one of the above areas;
  3. Use evidence-based social science approaches to evaluate an event in everyday life;
  4. Demonstrate a capacity to be a responsible citizen with a sense of ethics and civility.
Social Sciences (GDSS)
List of GDSS courses
Course Code Course Title
GDSS1005 Coping with Life Challenges
GDSS1006 Striving for Sustainability: Education About, In, and For the Environment in Various Contexts
GDSS1007 Education, Schooling and Society
GDSS1015 Interacting with the Past – Museum, Heritage Sites and Cultural Policy in Hong Kong
GDSS1016 Internet Identities, New Media Literacies and Ethics
GDSS1017 Languages in Contact in Hong Kong
GDSS1025 Positive Personal Growth and Development
GDSS1027 Social Behaviours in Everyday Life
GDSS1035 Geography, Information Technology and Modern Life
GDSS1037 People and Environment
GDSS1045 Project C: Building a Vibrant Community
GDSS1046 Comparative Politics of the Cinema
GDSS1047 Contemporary World Politics and Global Issues
GDSS1055 The World of Contemporary Europe
GDSS1056 What is Political Science About?
GDSS1057 Critical Approaches to Hong Kong History Since 1945
GDSS1065 Eminent Figures in the History of Various Disciplines and Professions
GDSS1066 Issues and Controversies in Modern European History
GDSS1067 Coping with Stress
GDSS1075 Fashion and Society
GDSS1076 Food and Foodways in Modern Society
GDSS1085 Love, Intimacy, and Identity
GDSS1086 Tourism, Culture and Society
GDSS1087 Understanding Chinese Society in Hong Kong and the Mainland
GDSS1105 Transformation of Self in Contemporary Hong Kong Society
GDAR1806 / GDSS1806 Cityscapes: Hong Kong Neighborhoods, Urban Voices, and Other Tales of the City *
GDSC1807 / GDSS1807 Energy, Environment & Sustainability *
GDAR1817 / GDSS1817 Religion in the Development of City Space and City Life *
GDSC1836 / GDSS1836 Creativity 101 *
GDCV1845 / GDSS1845 Videogames and Arts *
GDBU1855 / GDSS1855 Celebrity and Entertainment Business *
GDSC1857 / GDSS1857 Service Leadership in Action (Health Services) *#
GDAR1865 / GDSS1865 Service Leadership and Emotional Intelligence *#
GDBU1867 / GDSS1867 Children as consumers: Marketing to the Youth *
GDCV1875 / GDSS1875 Uncovering the Stories of Brands *
GDAR1876 / GDSS1876 Psychology of Positive Living *
GDAR1877 / GDSS1877 Dream Interpretation for Personal Growth *
GDAR1885 / GDSS1885 Major Themes and Debates in Society *
GDCV1896 / GDSS1896 Soundscape Studies And Hong Kong Culture *
GDCV1916 / GDSS1916 The Material Life of Things *
GDCV1917 / GDSS1917 Aesthetics in Human Movement *
GDAR1925 / GDSS1925 Language and Service Leadership *#
GDAR1926 / GDSS1926 Service Leadership and Meaning of Life and Death *#
GDAR1927 / GDSS1927 From Responsible Citizenship to Service Leadership *#
GDBU1937 / GDSS1937 Improving Mental Health for University Success *
GDAR1945 / GDSS1945 Sharing Values: Interreligious Dialogue on Real Issues in Real Life *#
GDAR1946 / GDSS1946 Service leadership in Learning Communities *#
GDAR1947 / GDSS1947 Human Nature Through Poets’ Eyes *
GDAR1955 / GDSS1955 Observing and Reckoning: Protoscience and the Knowledge of Nature *
GDBU1956 / GDSS1956 Service Leadership Practicum *#
GDCV1957 / GDSS1957 Media and Health Decision *
GDAR965 / GDSS1965 Discerning Worldviews *
GDSC1966 / GDSS1966 Science, Culture, and Society *
GDSC1967 / GDSS1967 Weight Management and Healthy Living *
GDAR1975 / GDSS1975 Democracy in Multicultural World *
GDAR1977 / GDSS1977 Service Leadership and Career Fulfillment *#

* Students are encouraged to take these engaging IGE courses, which integrate knowledge and approaches from 2 different academic disciplines, to expand their intellectual horizons. Interdisciplinary courses will be listed for 2 areas of learning (i.e. with 2 course codes starting with GDXX18XX or GDXX19XX). Students have to decide which area (outside of their own Faculty/ School/ Academy) they would like the course to fulfill.

# This is a Service Leadership Education (SLE) course. SLE is a special label for GE courses incorporating the ideals of Service Leadership. By learning from existing firms or organizations, you’ll have a chance to design service plans for different community groups!

GDSC1857 / GDSS1857 IGE SLE
GDSC1857/GDSS1857
GDAR1865 / GDSS1865 IGE SLE
GDAR1865/GDSS1865
GDAR1925 / GDSS1925 IGE SLE
GDAR1925/GDSS1925
GDAR1926 / GDSS1926 IGE SLE
GDAR1926/GDSS1926
GDAR1927 / GDSS1927 IGE SLE
GDAR1927/GDSS1927
GDAR1945 / GDSS1945 IGE SLE
GDAR1945/GDSS1945
GDAR1946 / GDSS1946 IGE SLE
GDAR1946/GDSS1946
GDBU1956 / GDSS1956 IGE SLE
GDBU1956/GDSS1956