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2021–22 Term 2

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GESC2060 Debating Globalization

#Shaw College

Fridays 03:30 p.m. – 05:15 p.m.
Dr. LEE King Wa

Through a combination of experiential learning activities and web-based delivery, this course aims at expose students to a number of intense debates surrounding globalization such as free trade, global culture, national sovereignty, the question of multinational corporations and labour rights and the anti-globalization movement. The objective is to build basic knowledge of the opposing views […]

GEYS1010 Creative Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

#Wu Yee Sun College

Fridays 03:30 p.m. — 06:15p.m.
Professor LEE Albert

This course consists of four major components: 1. Our Roles for a Sustainable Future How can we lead a good life in a just society? How can individual actions affect events at a global scale? These are the questions every student should ask and take seriously. We will explore them through the United Nation’s 17 […]

UGEB2113 Nature Conservation in Hong Kong

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. CHIU Hon Chim

This course aims at providing students with an overall view on nature conservation in general and Hong Kong in particular. The concepts and principles of nature conservation will be addressed from a holistic point of view, followed by an investigation of nature conservation practices and their effect on the environment in Hong Kong. The latter […]

UGEB2123 Environmental Crises – China and the World

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. - 02:15 p.m.
Professor XU Yuan

This course will provide an introduction of China’s major environmental crises at local, regional, national and global scales and at different stages of development. It covers topics from air pollution (both indoor and outdoor), water shortage (due to the lack of water resources and water pollution), soil pollution, waste management, desertification & deforestation, energy transition […]

UGEB2161 Resource Issues in the Age of Globalization

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Professor Lawal Mohammed MARAFA

Globalization processes have been affecting every nook and corner of the world. We are all fascinated by the mushrooming of transnational companies; the increasing cross-boundary flows of resources as well as the increasing competition among places and cities. Resource becomes a keen issue due to the growth of population, trade and economy in the age […]

UGEB2362 Nutrition and Healthy Living

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Fridays 08:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Ms YIP Pui Sze, Professor LEUNG Kwok Nam

This course aims at providing students with majors in other academic (non-life sciences, non-medical) disciplines with an overview of nutritional sciences and their applications for everyday life and health issues. This course also aims at increase the awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are related to food and nutrition. The course is composed […]

UGEC1835 Culture of Hong Kong

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.
Professor Gordon Clark MATHEWS

This course introduces students to characteristic aspects of Hong Kong culture. It will cover a wide range of cultural changes that have taken place since WWII. The course starts with an introduction to anthropological research in Hong Kong, and looks at topics including village culture and urbanization, food culture, marriage, family and gender, religion, and […]

UGEC2210 Food and Hunger

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m
Dr. GUO Cunlan

Food is essential for life by providing energy and nutrition and achieving zero hunger is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ironically, world hunger is increasing and FAO’s most recent estimates put the number of hungry people at 822 million in 2018-19, an increase of more […]

UGEC2226 Discovering Africa: Environment, Society and Prospects

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Professor Lawal Mohammed MARAFA

Popular representations of the African continent produced in global discussions are marked by a stereotyped image of Africa, its culture, environment and development. The purpose of this course is to critically examine the common framing of Africa as a continent of conflict, disasters, poverty and a region that is perpetually in need of external intervention. […]

UGEC2231 Decoding Cities

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 04:30 p.m. - 06:15 p.m.
Dr. LEE Wai Ying Joanna

Cities have always been magnets attracting a growing number of citizens. The unprecedented pace of urbanization has recently witnessed a historic shift of human population with the majority now living in cities. The growth of cities in this age of globalization raises many opportunities and challenges, concerning the quality of life, poverty, sustainability, environmental degradation […]

UGEC2253 Governance and Management Innovation for Sustainable Development

#UGEC Society and Culture

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Professor LI Wei

The course will teach students basic concepts and current topical issues related to achieving sustainability, and sustainable development goals (SDGs), from multi-disciplinary perspectives including (but not limited to) political economy, business and management, policy studies, sociology, social welfare services, financing, engineering, bio-science, public health, environmental resource management and urban planning. The students are expected to […]

UGEC2950 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 01:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
Dr. TAM Man Kei

This course pays attention to the environment and its relation with human experiences. Through the lens of environment, we bring human diversity into presence, examining ways of life of peoples—from Indonesia highlander to Tokyo urbanites—and their words and deeds to tackle crises of planetary scale—climate change, nuclear disaster, air pollution, waste, deforestation. Facing these crises, […]