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UGEB2240 Natural Wonders of the World

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Fridays 03:30 p.m. - 06:15p.m.
Professor LAI Yuk Fo

For many of us, the natural wonders of our planet are well known, for example, Antarctica, the Amazon Forests, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. Yet, few people really understand their formation and presence. This course introduces students to the concepts and processes of environmental change, such as climate change, land use change, […]

UGEC2171 Sustainable Development

#UGEC Society and Culture

Mondays 04:30 p.m. - 06:15 p.m.
Dr. LEUNG Yin Kiu

(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 […]

UGEC2192 Understanding Ecotourism

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.
Professor CHAN Chung Shing

The first part of the course will cover the general introductory concepts and provide students with theoretical and historical background of the discipline. This will be followed by in-depth study of specific environmental settings and resource issues that will complement our understanding of ecotourism. Hong Kong is the main focus of discussion though examples or […]

UGEC2354 Global Sustainability

#UGEC Society and Culture

Tuesdays 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 […]

UGEC2950 Environmental Crises and Cultures of Survival

#UGEC Society and Culture

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, […]

UGEB2161 Resource Issues in the Age of Globalization

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Professor Lawal Mohammed MARAFA

Globalization processes have been affecting every nook and corner of the world. We are all fascinated by the mushrooming of transnational companies; the increasing cross-boundary flows of resources as well as the increasing competition among places and cities. Resource becomes a keen issue due to the growth of population, trade and economy in the age […]

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 […]

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 […]

GEJC1020 The Hong Kong Story


Fridays 03:30 p.m. - 05:15 p.m.
Dr. LEE King Wa

From a colony of the British Empire to the SAR of the PRC, the Hong Kong story has undergone many ups and downs, twists and turns. Designed from a sociological perspective, but specifically for students without sociological background or much background knowledge about Hong Kong, this course shall guide them through the journey of Hong […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]