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UGED1252 The Successful Self

#UGED Self and Humanity

Thursdays 09:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Thursdays 02:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.
Dr. LEE Sau Lai, 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 […]

UGEA2334 China Today

#UGEA Chinese Cultural Heritage

Fridays 02:30 - 04:15 p.m.

China is looming large on the global scene and our everyday life. It is a rising power that is changing the world order. It is a land of promising opportunities that attract an immense amount of capital and talents from overseas. Not to mention that a large part of the stuff we consume is produced […]

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 […]

GESC1240 Buddhism As Lived: Mind, Body and Contemporary Issues

#Shaw College

Dr TONG Sau Lin

Many of us have been brought up thinking that Buddhism, like many religions, is a body of doctrines and beliefs laid down by religious authorities. Such an understanding, however, would render it lifeless and irrelevant to the everyday life of the believers. In fact, the lived experiences of the believers also contribute to the particularities […]

UGEA2180 Chinese Culture and Society

#UGEA Chinese Cultural Heritage

Wednesdays 01:30 p.m. - 03:15 p.m.

(UGEA2180 is double-coded with ANTH2410.) This course provides an anthropological approach to examining Chinese culture and society. Some of the key questions we raise include: What does it mean to be Chinese? What role does culture play in being Chinese, and what constitutes Chinese society? Our emphasis is on the dominant cultural practices of societies […]

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

#UGEC Society and Culture

(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, […]

UGEC2135 Decolonizing Classical Music

Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 02:15 p.m.
Professor LIAO Yvonne

The universal appeal of classical music is masked by a troubled past. It is a complex story of white colonization by European powers, spanning centuries and continents. Classical music has its own colonial baggage, too, with links to slavery profits and other problematic phenomena, whether in the gendered tradition of the “great composers,” or in […]

UGEC2171 Sustainable Development

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 […]

UGEC 3893 Introduction to Global Sociology

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 01:15 p.m.
Professor SUN Jin

This course introduces undergraduate students to the knowledge world of global and transnational sociology, and the sociology of law, globalization and global governance, in which it will offer a guided entry into the complex ideas and writings of the sociological, political and legal scholars. The concepts they developed to analyze law, society and global governance […]

UGEC2041 History of Women in Modern China

#UGEC Society and Culture

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, […]

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 […]

UGEB2640 Perspectives in Meteorology

#UGEB Nature Science and Technology

Wednesdays 02:30 - 05:15 p.m.
Professor LEUNG Wing Mo, Professor LI Ping Wah

An introduction to meteorological phenomena and mechanisms. This course aims at a non-mathematical exposition of the central ideas of meteorological study. The interaction between the weather, climate and human activities will also be discussed, including how the extreme weather and climate information could be used in adaptation, mitigation, and sustainability research and applications. Topics include […]