Interdisciplinary GE courses

 
Interdisciplinary courses in the GE Programme strive to integrate knowledge and approaches from different academic disciplines in order to expand students’ intellectual horizons through exposure to different modes of thinking. Interdisciplinary education strives not only to help students to increase their ability to think critically about issues, solve problems, evaluate possibilities and synthesize a range of information, but also to develop the ability to attempt to solve a problem in more than one way, and recognize and respect other people’s different perspectives on a given issue. Thus, interdisciplinary courses give students the opportunity to question customary assumptions about themselves and the world they live in. Designed to guide them to think “outside the box”, these courses stretch students intellectually by showing them that creative solutions and innovative answers can be found through a combination of perseverance, open-mindedness, and imagination.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
After completing a course in this category, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the key methodologies and principles of the disciplines under study;
  2. Synthesize the key concepts of the disciplines in order to gain new perspectives or insights and/or generate new solutions to problems;
  3. Assess the potential of unconventional and cross-disciplinary approaches.
Interdisciplinary GE (IGE) Courses
List of IGE courses
Course Code Course Title
GDAR1805 / GDSC1805 Biotechnology, Altering Nature, and Being Human *
GDAR1806 / GDSS1806 Cityscapes: Hong Kong Neighborhoods, Urban Voices, and Other Tales of the City *
GDSC1807 / GDSS1807 Energy, Environment & Sustainability *
GDAR1815 / GDSC1815 God, Creation and the Evolving Cosmos *
GDCV1816 / GDSC1816 Interactive Computing For Visual Communication *
GDAR1817 / GDSS1817 Religion in the Development of City Space and City Life *
GDAR1825 / GDCV1825 Religious Creativity and Visual Arts *
GDCV1826 / GDSC1826 Seeing the World from Scientific and Artistic Perspectives – the studies of light *
GDAR1827 / GDCV1827 Understanding East Asian Transformation through Films *
GDAR1835 / GDSC1835 Music, Mind, and Human Experience *
GDSC1836 / GDSS1836 Creativity 101 *
GDAR1837 / GDCV1837 When West Meets East: Modernity in the Arts
GDCV1845 / GDSS1845 Videogames and Arts *
GDBU1846 / GDSC1846 Leadership in Sustainability *#
GDBU1847 / GDSC1847 Everyday Physics for Future Executives *
GDBU1855 / GDSS1855 Celebrity and Entertainment Business *
GDBU1856 / GDCV1856 How Ideas Spread *
GDSC1857 / GDSS1857 Service Leadership in Action (Health Services) *#
GDAR1865 / GDSS1865 Service Leadership and Emotional Intelligence *#
GDAR1866 / GDSC1866 Music, Science, and the Sublime *
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 *
GDAR1886 / GDCV1886 Multimodal and Digital Literacies as Artistic and Social Behaviour *
GDAR1887 / GDSC1887 Paths to Service Leadership in Health Services *#
GDBU1895 / GDSC1895 Digital and Social Media Engagement *
GDCV1896 / GDSS1896 Soundscape Studies And Hong Kong Culture *
GDAR1897 / GDCV1897 Creative Thinking *
GDAR1905 / GDCV1905 Multiculturalism and Society *
GDAR1906 / GDSC1906 Becoming Critically Thoughtful Cyberworld Citizens *
GDAR1907 / GDSC1907 Can we Stop Believing in Magic? *
GDAR1915 / GDCV1915 Visual Culture in Everyday Life *
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 *#
GDBU1935 / GDCV1935 Creative Entrepreneurship *
GDBU1936 / GDCV1936 Fashion Communication and Media *
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!

GDBU1846 / GDSC1846 IGE SLE
GDBU1846/GDSC1846
GDSC1857 / GDSS1857 IGE SLE
GDSC1857/GDSS1857
GDAR1865 / GDSS1865 IGE SLE
GDAR1865/GDSS1865
GDAR1887 / GDSC1887 IGE SLE
GDAR1887/GDSC1887
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