GE Courses


  1. Students can take any Level 1 or 2 courses of the GE Programme, in addition to Healthy Lifestyle courses in the University Core requirements, as free electives. Level 3 GE Capstone CANNOT be counted 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.
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Level 1: Foundational Courses

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.
Level 2: Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses

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.
Level 3: GE Capstone

The interdisciplinary GE Capstone courses and independent studies enable students to: 

  • Synthesize knowledge from various disciplines and to provide innovative solutions to solve a societal or global problem;
  • Value the importance of working as a team for the common good;
  • Show what has been learnt in the classroom and experiential environments can be applied to addressing an important issue faced by local, regional, and the global community.


Service-learning is an experiential pedagogy that integrates academic learning with service, enabling students to creatively apply their knowledge and skills to address community needs.


Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply academic knowledge and skills to address societal issues and community needs;
  • Grow in empathy and self-understanding;
  • Develop social awareness and commitment to the community;
  • Formulate new ideas and/or perspectives about society and contributions they can make to its development;
  • Identify ways to strengthen professional skills and generic competencies (e.g., creativity, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork).



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).

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* “Instructor’s Approval” is required for enrolment in this course. Please liaise with offering department for enrollment details.