List of GE Courses

 

Level 1: Foundational Courses

History and Civilization (GFHC)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. Inform the role of history in human endeavors be it cultural, social, political, economic, or scientific;
  2. Allow students to understand how historical events have shaped our current world affairs; and conversely, how the current world affairs have shaped the way the past is being seen;
  3. Provide a journey through the human race in historic times: our activities, ideas, creations, institutions and impact;
  4. Acquaint students with the historical and cultural achievements of some of Asia’s oldest nations, and their persistent influence in the contemporary world.
GFHC1027
History, Memory and Justice
GFHC1035
Religion, Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science
GFHC1036
The Rise of China in Historical Perspective
GFHC1037
The Individual and Society
GFHC1045
Hong Kong between Past and Present
GFHC1046
An Introduction to Gender, Class, and Race
GFHC1047
Cultures of Innovation and Invention in European History
GFHC1055
Global China in the Modern Age
Quantitative Reasoning (GFQR)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. Use quantitative data for the purposes of analysis and reasoning to understand, interpret, critique, debunk, challenge, explicate, and draw conclusions;
  2. Apply basic mathematics and computational skills to the analysis and interpretation of real-world quantitative information (e.g. Big Data) in the context of a discipline or an interdisciplinary problem to draw conclusions that are relevant in their daily lives;
  3. Model and solve problems with quantitative methods, such as using formulas, interpreting graphs, tables, and schematics, and drawing inferences from them.
GFQR1026
Big Data in “X”
GFQR1027
Data Analytic Skills for Your Future Workplace
GFQR1035
Life is a Game; How to Win?
GFQR1036
Algorithmic Life
GFQR1037
Hands on Little and Big Data
GFQR1045
Making a Smart Decision
GFQR1046
Demystifying Data-Driven Strategies and Policies with Excel
GFQR1047
Unveil the Numbers Before You Invest
Values and the Meaning of Life (GFVM)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. Engage in reflection on moral beliefs and practices, through inquiry into questions of ethics and morality as presented in one or more philosophical and/or religious traditions;
  2. Identify, understand and reflect on ethical issues, and to articulate, assess and defend moral judgments in an informed and thoughtful way;
  3. Identify and evaluate moral dilemmas in the context of change and development in an increasingly globalized world;
  4. Recognize philosophical views from different cultures and communities across different times and their implications for answering the question of how we are to live.
GFVM1027
Ethical Controversies in Hong Kong Today
GFVM1035
Freedom in Modern Society
GFVM1036
Happiness: East and West
GFVM1037
Ideologies, Worldviews and Modern History
GFVM1045
Matters of Life and Death
GFVM1046
The Meaning of Love, Sex and Body
GFVM1055
Towards a Moral Economy
GFVM1056
Evil Business? Psychology, Politics and Philosophy of Business Ethics

Level 2: Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses

Culture, Creativity and Innovation (GTCU)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. Recognize that cultural factors clearly have a profound influence on different outlets for creative expression, on the nature of the subject matter and form of expression, and on the functions that various forms of expression serve;
  2. Appreciate that “culture” is essential to understanding the role and responsibility of citizenship, and importantly to creativity too;
  3. Define creativity in the larger context of originality, meaningfulness, and value–and the way that this manifests itself around the world;
  4. Recognize that creativity is a way of thinking, and is a collaborative process;
  5. Understand the theoretical models that show the effect of culture on creativity in the global context.
GTCU2005
Art, Culture and Creativity
GTCU2006
Chinese Knight-Errant Heroism and the Modern World
GTCU2007
Creative Entrepreneurship
GTCU2015
Creativity and Madness
GTCU2016
English in the World Today
GTCU2017
Eurasian Encounters in Art
GTCU2025
Gender, Language, and Creativity
GTCU2026
Hearing Hong Kong’s Past and Present through Cantopop
GTCU2027
Inter-Asian Contacts and the Invention of Everyday Cultures
GTCU2035
Introduction to the Study of World Music
GTCU2036
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GTCU2037
Space and Place in Traditional Chinese Literature, Art, and Culture
GTCU2045
The Book of Changes and Constancy in Change
GTCU2046
The Synergy of Chinese Calligraphy and Literature as Self-Expression
GTCU2047
Understanding Cities and Literature through Cultural Heritage in China and Japan
GTCU2055
Understanding Dreams
Science, Technology and Society (GTSC)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. The role of technology in human history, and more specifically the importance of technology and technological innovation to various historical civilizations;
  2. How ideas about nature have evolved, leading to scientific and technological developments that impact societies around the world;
  3. How technology and science have far-reaching effects upon values, cultures, economy and the social, commercial and legal systems of different communities;
  4. What are the ethical and moral reasoning for the use of some technological developments around the world;
  5. How cultural, political, and economic values help to shape and direct technological developments, which in turn can have a profound effect on those same social values and the society that holds them;
  6. How different societies or communities respond and react to the advancement of technology.
GTSC2005
Astronomy for the 21st Century
GTSC2006
Becoming Critically Thoughtful Cyberworld Citizens
GTSC2007
Cyberspace and the Law: Your Rights and Duties
GTSC2015
Disease and Public Health in China since 1800
GTSC2016
Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Era
GTSC2017
Everyday Physics for Future Executives
GTSC2025
Health Maintenance and Food Therapy in Chinese Medicine
GTSC2026
How Technology Shakes Up Our Society
GTSC2027
Mathematics on the Battlefields
GTSC2035
Playing Sound
GTSC2036
Science, Culture, and Society
GTSC2037
Science, Technology and Religion
GTSC2045
Seeing the World from Artistic and Scientific Perspectives
GTSC2046
The Press and Public Opinion in China: Past, Present and Future
GTSC2047
When Science Fiction Comes True: The Future of Humanity
GTSC2055
Design Thinking and IT Empower Social Innovation
Sustainable Communities (GTSU)

The interdisciplinary courses in this category aim to:

  1. Protect and enhance local and regional ecosystems and biological diversity;
  2. Utilize prevention strategies and appropriate technologies to minimize environmental concerns that relate to conservation of water, land, energy, and nonrenewable resources;
  3. Attend to the basic human rights of all community members and defend against injustices including exploitation and psychological and physical harm;
  4. Design diverse and financially viable economic base for the community;
  5. Provide businesses and services that enhance community sustainability.
GTSU2005
Community Sustainability and Business
GTSU2006
Environmental Principles and Contemporary Environmental Issues
GTSU2007
Fighting Poverty and Striving for a Sustainable Society
GTSU2015
Green Energy Innovation for Sustainable City
GTSU2016
Human Rights in a Multicultural World
GTSU2017
Law and Humanities
GTSU2025
Racing Against the Clock: Saving Environment for the future generations
GTSU2026
Sustainable Peace: Conflict-Resolution and Reconciliation of Divided Communities
GTSU2027
Tax: Answer for Wealth Inequality
GTSU2035
Understanding social sustainability through documentary films

Notes: Students can take a maximum of 6 additional units in either Level 1 or 2 of the GE Programme as free electives.