Interdisciplinary General Education Course Design Workshop

27 April 2009 (Monday) 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm

(Light lunch provided)

Venue: WLB 702, 7/F The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus


This workshop features a brief presentation on the purposes of GE and the role of interdisciplinary courses within GE programs. Participants will then be divided into diverse multi-disciplinary groups of 5-8 persons per table, and the facilitators will direct the groups to engage in a brainstorming activity to generate an interdisciplinary GE course. Light lunch will be provided to make for a relaxing environment in which to think creatively.Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to distinguish between multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and interdisciplinary courses, explain the factors that play a critical role in developing high quality interdisciplinary courses, and generate ideas for developing an interdisciplinary course.

Speakers Biography

Prof. A. Reza Hoshmand

Full Biography of Prof Reza Hoshmand




Dr. Susan Gano-Phillips

Fulbright Visiting Scholar
City University of Hong Kong

Chair of General Education Reform Committee
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan – Flint

Dr Susan Gano-Phillips is Associate Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan – Flint. She co-chaired the General Education Reform Committee at UM-F and serves as director of the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching. Her PhD in 1995 is from the University of Illinois – Urbana. She is hosted at the City University, where she is based in the President’s Office and works across the faculties and departments on general education courses.