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2023–24 Term 2

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UGEC2033 Challenges of World Population

#UGEC Society and Culture

Fridays 02:30 p.m. — 05:15p.m.
Professor TONG Yuying

This course provides an overview of the key challenges of the world population [in the 21st century]. For example, aging or overpopulation in urban cities, environmental degradation, food and water resource crisis, large-scale voluntary and involuntary migration, and spread of communicable disease. A key goal of the course is to map out the linkages between […]

UGEC2041 History of Women in Modern China

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

Gender inequalities often stem from distinctions either empirically grounded or socially constructed. “History” is of essential importance in understanding how these inequalities are constructed in different periods and different contexts. This course traces and examines the history of women in China from the late Qing period to the present. Discover and analyze the sex roles, […]

UGEC2210 Food and Hunger

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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

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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

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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 […]

UGEC2662 Culture and Business

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(UGEC2662 is double-coded with ANTH2510.) Culture is ubiquitous in every aspect of societies, including how we do business. This course will examine the role of culture in contemporary business and study work and management in industrial societies anthropologically. Students will be introduced to the cultural logics of business practices, particularly business operations, organization and management […]

UGEC2916 Understanding Urban Agriculture

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Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Mr LAU Hoi Lung

Urban space is often perceived as space for industrial and commercial activities. In a deindustrialized city like Hong Kong, people seem to identify urban space with consumption activities. However, following recent social movements related to agriculture in Choi Yuen Village and Northeast New Territories New Development Area, concerns are growing in Hong Kong over the […]

UGEC2944 The Peoples of Hong Kong in History

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Fridays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Miss CHEUNG Ching Man

Being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the World, Hong Kong encompasses people of different racial, ethnic and social backgrounds, that attributes to Hong Kong’s hybridity and diversity. This course introduces students to the history of Hong Kong by looking closely at the many varied peoples in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, the gateway to […]

UGEC2945 History of Hong Kong

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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 […]

UGEC2950 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival

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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, […]

UGEC3204 Living Feminisms

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Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.
Dr. CHO Man Kit

Living Feminisms is all about how to put feminism into practice. Specifically, it is concerned with living out feminist consciousness in every step of making fundamental and lasting social change. With this in mind, Living Feminisms is not an exposition of feminist theories per se but an exploration of how social change effort would look […]

UGEC3224 Family and Society

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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 […]