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2022–23 Term 1

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UGEC1835 Culture of Hong Kong

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 12:30 a.m. - 02:15 p.m.
Dr. TANG Wai Man

(UGEC1835 is double-coded with ANTH1410.) 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, […]

UGEC2020 History of Macau: The Encounter of Eastern and Western Cultures

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Miss CHEUNG Ching Man

Macau is renowned for its gaming industry, yet it is also the place where East meets West. After more than three centuries of social evolution and cultural exchange, which attributes to Macau’s social diversity and valuable cultural heritage. This course will be divided into two parts. Part I traces and examines the development of Macau […]

UGEC2171 Sustainable Development

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 04:30 p.m. - 06:15 p.m.
Professor LU Xingcheng

(UGEC2171 is double-coded with GRMD2401.) Sustainable development is a global vision for the future. This approach to development should not only generate economic growth, but also distribute its benefits equitably, regenerate the environment rather than destroy it, as well as empower people rather than marginalize them. The UN 2030 Agenda came into effect in 2015 […]

UGEC2354 Global Sustainability

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Professor Maria Del Mar FRANCESCH HUIDOBRO

(UGEC2354 is double-coded with GLSD2401.) The course introduces the concept of human carrying capacity in the globe. The capacity symbolizes the balance between population size and environmental resources ––the underlying foundation for sustainable development. In history, it is shown that the human carrying capacity was periodically shrunk by climate deterioration and human-induced environmental degradation, resulting […]

UGEC2945 History of Hong Kong

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 02:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.
Miss CHEUNG Ching Man

This course introduces the history of Hong Kong from a British colony to the Special Administrative Region of China. It covers major events and issues of Hong Kong, emphasizing the development of political system, social structure and economic pattern, and evaluate the role of Hong Kong in modern China, in the Asian-Pacific region and in […]

UGEC2993 Living healthy: social influences and social determinants

#UGEC Society and Culture

Thursdays 02:30 p.m. – 05:15 p.m.
Professor JIN Lei

Health is a fundamental aspect of human existence. We all want good health, effective treatments of illness and affordable health care. Yet we are faced with many challenges and controversies in our pursuit of good health: glaring inequality in health and longevity, the prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle, the conflicts between patients and doctors, the uncertainty […]

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 […]

UGEC3227 LGBTQI+ Studies: Identities and social change

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 10:30 p.m. – 01:15p.m.
Dr. CHO Man Kit

This course critically explores the development of LGBTQI+ studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry. It traces how LGBTQI+ communities develop against the backdrops of social forces and social oppression. It analyzes the cultural, social and legal environments that LGBTQI+ people live with, in diverse spheres such as families, education, employment, health and the media. […]

UGEC3229 Understanding Masculinities and Social Change

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 03:30 a.m. – 05:15 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. Thursdays 02:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
Dr. LEE Sau Lai, 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 […]

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 […]