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2022–23 Term 1

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UGEC2883 Economic Reform and Social Impacts in China

#UGEC Society and Culture

Thursdays 02:30p.m. - 04:15p.m.
Professor CHAN King Chi

(UGEC2883 is double-coded with SOCI2106.) This course is to examine the economic reforms and its social consequences in China from different theoretical perspectives and to probe into the problems, difficulties and constraints facing China’s economy and society. After taking this course, students should be able to understand social impacts of economic reforms from a wide […]

UGEC3203 Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

#UGEC Society and Culture

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Professor SONG Jing

(UGEC3203 is double-coded with GDRS3005.) This interdisciplinary course introduces and examines gender and sexuality from a contemporary and regional perspective. Based on a cross-cultural perspective, we will read and analyze different meanings of gender and sexuality, and how these meanings are constructed. In a context of modernization campaigns and globalization processes, this course illustrates how […]

UGEC3224 Family and Society

#UGEC Society and Culture

Thursdays 03:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Professor TAM Siu Mi Maria

(UGEC3224 is double-coded with GDRS3009.) This course examines issues revolving the family as a social institution in different cultures. It explores processes of how the family is constructed in different forms as it intersects with various social systems including kinship, marriage, class, ethnicity, religion, and political economy. Particular attention is paid to how family as […]

UGEC3229 Understanding Masculinities and Social Change

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. WONG Yuk Ying

(UGEC3229 is double-coded with GDRS3007.) This course examines men’s diverse experiences as boys/men and public discourses and practices about masculinities. It will focus on how the gendered social order influences men’s actions and the way men perceive themselves, other men, women, and social situations. It will pay special attention to the exploration of the relationships […]

UGED1252 The Successful Self

#UGED Self and Humanity

Thursdays 09:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Professor CHIU Chi Yue

Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. This definition implies that successful individuals engage in purposeful, agentic pursuits. Success in attaining task goals confers a feeling of competence; success in   reaching relationship goals gives one a feeling of acceptance. Both feelings are major ingredients of mental health. Success in attaining valued […]

UGED2622 Political Violence and Human Rights

#UGED Self and Humanity

Tuesdays 01:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
Professor CHENG Sea Ling

(UGED2622 is double-coded with ANTH2530.) This course examines the pervasiveness of violence from an anthropological and comparative perspective. We consider a wide range of phenomena that can be called violence within diverse historical and cultural contexts. Violence is always political – whether it is manifest in the spectacular practices of torture, terrorism, or genocide, or […]

UGED2933 Reflections on Everyday Life

#UGED Self and Humanity

Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Professor TSO Ho Yee Vienne

This course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the formation of “self” in society and how the society affects our understanding of love, consumption, education, work, and meaning of life. Selected references in sociology, psychology, religion and literature will be introduced to provide a board intellectual perspective to understand the complex relationships between […]

UGED3206 Women’s Narratives and Hong Kong History

#UGED Self and Humanity

Mondays 03:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Dr. WONG Yuk Ying

(UGED3206 is double-coded with GDRS3011.) In 21st century post-colonial Hong Kong, the preservation of ‘collective memory’ of this fast-changing city has become an everyday discourse. From award-winning movies, heart-warming testimonies, tabloid stories to Facebook groups and social campaigns, we have been consuming, constructing, and circulating narratives of ‘the past’. This act of remembering and exploring […]