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SDG-GE (General Education)

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SDG-GE courses are knowledge-based courses relevant to at least one SDG. They are existing College and University General Education courses. The course content and learning activities of SDG-GE courses help students to identify major problems that the SDG(s) address(es), analyze those problems from relevant discipline perspectives and investigate potential solutions for solving those problems. Here is the list of SDG-GE courses:

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 […]

UGEC2941 Islam in Hong Kong

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Wednesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Dr. FOK Yeung Yeung

This course aims to address the historical development and localisation of Islam in the cultural context of Hong Kong. It firstly introduces the basic knowledge of Islam and Islamic culture worldwide; and the prominent cultural and social position of Islam in the contemporary globalised world. It then applies Hong Kong as a case study to […]

UGEC2942 Museum and Heritage

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This course reviews the historical development of concepts and theories related to museums and cultural heritage. It introduces diversified definitions of museums and heritage in the contemporary. Through selected case studies and field trips, it demonstrates the operations of museums and heritage sites; and analyses their social roles in modern society. It aligns with 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, […]

UGEC2993 Living healthy: social influences and social determinants

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

UGEC3213 Innovating the Future: Gender, Science and Technology

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Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m
Professor HAN Ling

This course examines the gender dimensions of innovation and novelty. The key questions are: How/Why/What/When innovation(s) are gendered? We will discuss the fluidity and messiness of doing and undoing gender in innovation practices and meanings produced. Broadly defined, innovation refers to new ideas, new knowledge, new technologies, new designs, and creative practices with the goal […]

UGEC3214 A Screen of One’s Own: Women and Films

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(UGEC3214 is double-coded with GDRS3026.) This course examines the rich tradition of feminist film theory and provides students with an understanding of its main concerns and debates. Topics will include the key semiotic and psychoanalytic approaches of the 1970s-1990s, classic films which have inspired feminist debate, avant-garde cinema, local cinema, independent cinema, and postmodern cinema, […]

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 […]