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UGED3205 Engendering Chinese Culture

#UGED Self and Humanity

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Dr. WONG Yuk Ying

Institutions such as lineage and family, marriage, religion, medical practices, art, education and politics shape our life patterns as well as social mores. Gender, as one of the building blocks of society and culture, shapes our values and is deeply embedded in our daily lives, and it weaves an intricate ideological fabric that strongly impacts […]

UGEA1333 Multiculturalism in China

#UGEA Chinese Cultural Heritage

Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 01:15 p.m.
Dr. TANG Wai Man

This course introduces students to an understanding of the changes of the ethnic landscape in China from the past to the present. Through close readings of ethnographies, viewing of videos, and fieldtrips, this class examines various topics in multiculturalism in China, including ethnic relations, global economy, religion pluralism, and cross-cultural romance and marriage, in the […]

GEUC4012 Social Enterprise and Innovation: Internship

#United College



This is an advanced experiential-learning course that will give students an opportunity to work directly for social enterprises under the guidance of their supervisors and professional mentors. Students would have opportunities to experience how the social enterprises help the underprivileged groups and gain hands-on business experience, which will strengthen their soft skills, help them implement […]

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 […]

UGEC3227 LGBTQI+ Studies: Identities and social change

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 02:30 p.m. - 05:15p.m.
Dr. CHEUNG Pui Kei Eleanor

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. […]

UGEC3213 Innovating the Future: Gender, Science and Technology

#UGEC Society and Culture

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

UGEC1835 Culture of Hong Kong

#UGEC Society and Culture

Wednesdays 12:30 a.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 […]

UGEB2132B Earth as Seen From Space

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Mondays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Dr. WONG Kwan Kit

Climate change, sea level rise, deforestation, forest fire, severe typhoon, glacier melt, agricultural loss, overpopulation, etc. are terms that you might have heard of. And they are also real and hot crises affecting the sustainability of human beings. How do we know these are all happening? In fact, our earth is being overseen from space […]

UGEB2362 Nutrition and Healthy Living

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Fridays 08:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Ms YIP Pui Sze and 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 […]

UGEB2123 Environmental Crises – China and the World

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Wednesdays 12:30p.m. - 02:15p.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 […]