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UGEC1051 History of Chinese Families

#UGEC Society and Culture

This course examines the development and changes of Chinese family system since the Ming Dynasty, with emphasis on its relations with society. The course also discusses the ways in which Western cultures and values affected the traditional concept of Chinese family and its system in the 20th century. This course covers several SDGs themes. Gender […]

UGEB2871 Climate Change and Extreme Weather

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Mondays 11:30 a.m. - 02:15 p.m.
Dr. AU-YEUNG Yee Man, Professor CHAN Chung Leung Johnny

This course covers various issues related to climate and climate change, such as how it is related to our lives, our changing climate in the past, sea level rise, impacts of stratospheric ozone hole and global warming, El Niño events and disastrous climate extremes, tropical cyclones, and our responses to climate change. This course intends […]

UGEB2381 Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

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Chemical pollution has a substantial impact on human health and well-being. At the same time, the global demand for energy and natural resources is growing, leading to more pollution or even climate changes. In order to integrate environmental sustainability with economic growth, it is important to develop clean energy research technology, environmentally sound industrial processes […]

UGEB2296 Experiencing and Rethinking Science and Technology in Agriculture

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Throughout human history, we have developed different ways to strive for living in nature. Among which, agriculture is the foundation of all sedentary civilizations as it systematically provides food and other products to sustain human lives. It is an art that integrates knowledge of nature with human needs and values, evolving side by side with […]

UGED3206 Women’s Narratives and Hong Kong History

#UGED Self and Humanity

Thursdays 02:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.
Dr. SO Alison Yam Wah

(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 […]

UGED2859 Nature in Philosophy and Arts

#UGED Self and Humanity

Wednesdays 04:30 p.m. – 06:15 p.m.
Professor Hayden Sean Alexander KEE

Environmental issues are most often approached through the STEM disciplines and social sciences. However, the humanities have the potential to help us understand and transform how we view and relate to the natural world. This course explores environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective integrating philosophy and the arts. The first part of the course addresses […]

UGED2297 Understanding in Practice: From Meditation to Mindfulness

#UGED Self and Humanity

Each day, our life is flooded with thoughts and emotions aroused by noises outside and inside of us. Do these thoughts and emotions support the real purpose of our life, bringing fulfillment and happiness? Or do they make our life an endless cycle of stress, anger, fear, and even hopelessness? The course offers an orientation […]

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 […]

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 […]

UGEB1870 Exploring Earth and Environmental Sciences

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Tuesdays 09:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Dr. AU-YEUNG Yee Man, Dr. TAM Pui Yuk, Professor Benoit THIBODEAU, Professor CHAN Man Nin, Professor LIU Lin, Professor TAI Pui Kuen Amos, Professor TAM Chi Yung Francis, Professor TAN Yen Joe, Professor TSUI Tsz Ki Martin, Professor YANG Hongfeng

(UGEB1870 is double-coded with EESC1001.) The course provides an interdisciplinary study of the Earth Systems, including natural phenomena in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. The mechanism of these systems, associated dynamics and anthropogenic impacts will be introduced and discussed. The course also serves as a platform to understand and critically assess global environmental […]

UGEB3630 Exploring the Enigmatic Oceans

Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 02:15 p.m.
Professor CHUI Pui Yi

This course aims to provide an overview of the oceans and the roles of natural and anthropogenic impacts on shaping the physical and biological aspects of the oceans. The main themes of the course include the ocean processes, the marine ecosystems and their inhabitants, and the relationships between oceans and mankind. Emphasis will be placed […]

UGEC1031 History of England: From Nation to Empire

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Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Dr. WOO Tze Yan Jessie

This course provides a framework of the history of England for nearly two thousand years. It is hoped that through this course students will be able to broaden their knowledge of some key aspects of the history of England integrated into SDGs themes. Students, thus, will be more connected to the modern world by understanding […]