List of GE Courses

 

Notes:

  1. Students can take a maximum of 6 additional units in either Level 1 or 2 of the GE Programme as free electives.
  2. For students of bulletin year 2017/18 or before, you can take courses under new curriculum to satisfy your graduation requirement. Click here for more details.
  3. Please go to the BUniport for the list of courses offered in the semester.
  4. Students of Year 3 standing or above are eligible for taking GE Capstone Course and Interdisciplinary Independent Study. For student who has not reached Year 3 standing, you should obtain approval from the course offering department.
  5. GE Capstone CANNOT be counted as free electives.
  6. 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 enable students 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 enable students 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 enable students 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 address:

    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 address how 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
    GTSU2036
    Ethics, Governance, and Public Policy
    GTSU2037
    Sustainability through Digitalization: Active and Responsible Citizens in the Digital World
    GTSU2045
    Sustaining Fair Play in an Ever Changing Business World
    GTSU2046
    Towards Evidence-Based Solutions to Our Social Problems
    GTSU2047
    Walkability of a City
    GTSU2055
    To Fear or Not To Fear: The Coming of AI and What It Means for Our Communities

    Level 3: GE Capstone

    Service-Learning (SL)
    Acknowledgement:

    GE Capstone service-learning courses are sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Innovative Service-Learning Project (田家炳學生創新服務計劃).


    By means of fostering innovation, students and faculty members apply their academic knowledge and skills to address community needs off-campus. Meaningful service projects anchored in a specific curriculum are developed to contribute to the common good of humankind in the effort to enrich students’ academic learning and personal growth.

    GCAP3005
    MathRomance
    GCAP3006
    Implementation of Service-Learning Engagement through Chinese Story Telling and Writing
    GCAP3016
    Historic Landmarks, Heritage and Community
    GCAP3045
    Hong Kong Cinema, Culture, and Society
    GCAP3076
    Service-Learning in Fighting Poverty
    GCAP3085
    Bringing Chinese Culture into the Community through Art Activities
    GCAP3087
    Canine Service Partners for Inclusive Community
    GCAP3097
    Evening Song: Music for the Elderly
    GCAP3106
    Reading Picture Books with the Community
    GCAP3117
    Data Storytelling for Gender Equality
    GCAP3127
    Media Communication in the AI Era
    GCAP3136
    Storytelling for Hong Kong Minority Communities
    GCAP3175
    Be a Friend to People with Intellectual Disabilities
    GCAP3187
    Connecting the Elderly with the Internet – E-sports
    GCAP3205
    Be a Better Service Leader: Emotional Intelligence in Action
    GCAP3206
    Flourishing Life: Inter-generational Collaboration for Career and Life Fulfilment
    Service Leadership Education (SLE)
    SLE courses emphasize leadership competencies, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical practices, and aim to equip students to be good service leaders for the community.

    GCAP3065
    Design for Smart City: Towards a Sustainable Living
    GCAP3067
    Paths to Service Leadership in Health Services
    GCAP3075
    Service Leadership in Action (Health Services)
    GCAP3135
    Sport and Disability in the Hong Kong Chinese Media
    GCAP3185
    Service Leadership Practicum
    GCAP3186
    Service Leadership in Learning Communities
    Experiential Learning (EL)
    Experiential learning shares similar theoretical underpinnings with service-learning but students’ application of knowledge and skills in the real life setting may take place in a wider context including internship, guided projects, etc.

    GCAP3007
    A Tale of Two Cities
    GCAP3015
    Ecotourism in GBA (Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area): Planning and Design
    GCAP3026
    Developing Interdisciplinary Field Studies for Environmental or Social Issues
    GCAP3036
    Innovate for World Solutions
    GCAP3037
    How Should the Government Spend Our Money?
    GCAP3056
    Taking a Stand: Engaging in Public Discourse through Advanced Research and Writing
    GCAP3066
    Global Beijing: Society, Culture and Changes
    GCAP3077
    Entrepreneurial and Innovative Solutions to Social Problems
    GCAP3105
    Meditation and Music for Wellbeing and Goal Achievement
    GCAP3107
    Storytelling through Picture Books
    GCAP3115
    Children as Consumers: Marketing to the Youth
    GCAP3116
    Entrepreneurship, Creative Thinking and Innovations in New Ventures
    GCAP3125
    Doxxing, Privacy and Current Issues
    GCAP3126
    Fact-checking Misinformation and Disinformation
    GCAP3145
    Community and Civic Engagement
    GCAP3146
    Global Outreach
    GCAP3155
    Hong Kong Vision: Learning in the Village Community
    GCAP3156
    Taste, Environment and Technology: Food as a Lens
    GCAP3157
    Leisure and Well-Being: Coping with Stress
    GCAP3166
    Financial Planning: a Pre-emptive Measure to Various Social Issues
    GCAP3167
    Digital Self-Service and Digital Inclusion in an Ageing Society
    GCAP3176
    Shape Our Future: Childhood Overweight and Obesity
    GCAP3177
    Sports Performance and Health: The Marvel of Science, Technology, and Psychology
    GCAP3195
    Hong Kong and the World
    GCAP3207
    Healthy Lifestyle in Practice
    GCAP3215
    Art and the Community
    Interdisciplinary Independent Study
    The Interdisciplinary Independent Study stresses on integrative elements in the GE curriculum, providing a focus for the application of knowledge and experience acquired from various disciplines. Under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, the student will complete an interdisciplinary Independent Study that analyses a real social issue that her/his community is facing, and provides an integrated solution to address the issue.

    GCAP3017
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (MATH)
    GCAP3025
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (HIST)
    GCAP3027
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study of Environmental or Social Issues
    GCAP3035
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (PHYS)
    GCAP3046
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (BIOL)
    GCAP3047
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Chemistry in the Community
    GCAP3055
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (COMP)
    GCAP3057
    Interdisciplinary Independent Study in Social Action
    GCAP3086
    Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study in Chinese Culture and Modern Hong Kong Society
    GCAP3095
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (ACLW)
    GCAP3096
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Sustainable Development
    GCAP3137
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Music and Culture in the Community
    GCAP3147
    Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Journalism and Society
    GCAP3165
    Understanding Society through Independent Inquiry
    GCAP3196
    Building Sustainable Cities (Interdisciplinary Independent Study)
    GCAP3197
    GE Capstone Interdisciplinary Independent Study (GIS)