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选修单元 General Education Elective Modules

(暂只提供英文版本)

 

Module Information for GE Elective Modules to be offered in Semester One, AY 2021/22

 

 

GEE5101 Effective Branding & Consumer Behaviour

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment)

 

This module aims to introduce the forces that shape the value systems of the society and individuals leading to different consumer behaviours in the socio-cultural context of a globalised world. It also aims to develop students’ awareness of effective branding in the marketplace. On completion of this module, students are expected to be able  to apply the concept of consumer decision making process for the contemporary issues in global markets; perform research on consumer consumption and brand implication; and analyse and propose appropriate solutions for branding by identifying the specific issues relating to lifestyle segmentation of target.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. Introduction to Consumer Behaviour
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Individual Determinants of Consumer Behaviour
  4. Environmental Influences on Consumer Behaviour
  5. Lifestyle Segmentation
  6. Situations and Decision Making
  7. Branding

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Critique

Project and Presentation

No. of assessment

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

40%

60%

 

 

 

GEE5103 Living with Sustainable Materials

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment)

 

Living with Sustainable Materials is designed to develop students’ intellectual ability and aesthetic sense through the appreciation of contemporary materials used in designs for our daily life. Through an exposure to the innovative trends of the use of materials in the global market, students will develop social sensibility and an awareness of advance notions of sustainability from a socio-cultural perspective. Their creative thinking will also be fostered during the process of exploring and re-engineering various conventional and non-conventional materials.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. Materials in Society
  2. Material Thoughts and Design Thinking
  3. Performance, Properties and Processes of Design Materials
  4. Selection, Experimentation and Exploration of Materials
  5. Transforming and Application of Materials

 

Assessment Methods

 

 

Component

Research Log

(Individual

Assignment)

 

Group Project

No. of assessment

1

4

Weighting as a % of module

mark

30%

70%

 

The Research Log comprising students’ collections and evaluations of environmental issues; The Group Project will be used to assess students’ creative thinking, problem solving skill as well as their aesthetic quality, while requiring them to demonstrate their social sensibility in addressing a sustainability issue.

 

 

 

GEE5104 Landscape Appreciation 

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment)

 

This module aims to introduce the basic principles and theories of landscape appreciation, through discussions on world-wide famous landscape sites and projects. This will broaden students’ perspective by presenting a general image of landscape architectural design practice, and demonstrates the environmental and social contributions of landscapes. This module will also raise students’ awareness of cultural and technological aspects of landscape architecture.

 

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to critique on landscape design based on comprehensive awareness of aesthetic, functional, cultural or technological issues. Students would be aware of the contributions of landscape architecture in environmental and social aspects as well as having knowledge and basic design theories on landscape architecture.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered (not in sequential order):

  1. Concepts of landscape and landscape appreciation
  2. Basic landscape theories and principles
  3. Physical and cultural landscapes
  4. History and future trends of landscape design
  5. Case studies (used to facilitate understanding on above mentioned theories and principles concurrently, both natural and artificial cases will be included):

 

The percentage contributions to the overall module assessment are:

 

Component

Individual Assignment

Group Project: In-class

exercise

Group Project: Oral Presentation

No. of assessment

1

1

1

Weighting as a % of

module mark

35%

15%

50%

 

Note: This module includes a 6-hour out-of-class site visit.

 

 

 

GEE5105 Urban Greenery & Ecology 

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment) 

 

Green spaces in the cities have become one of the essential infrastructures for the well-being of urban population. This module introduces the ecosystem functions and multiple benefits of urban greenery, discusses the challenges and limitations which it faces, and how to sustain ecological balance and diversity through a greenery network. Emerging trends in urban greenery, like native ornamental plants, green roof, vertical green wall, rain garden; eco-landscaping as management strategies, will be investigated.

 

Five field trips (18 hours) are especially designed to enhance the interactive learning experience for students to explore and analyze the environmental, socio-cultural, technological issues intertwined with urban greenery.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. Definitions and structures of urban greenery
  2. Benefits provided and costs incurred by urban green spaces
  3. Urban green spaces worldwide
  4. Urban green spaces of Hong Kong
  5. Challenges and limitations
  6. Conservation of biodiversity in cities
  7. Emerging trends

 

Assessment Methods:

Component

Field Trip Reports *

Group Project

No. of assessment

3

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

60%

40%

 

Field trips arrangement (Tentative):

 

Date

No. of hours

Theme

Location (tentative)

Fees incurred

1

End of Sep (during class time)

4

Pest threatening urban trees under climate change

Olympic City and nearby (TBC)

  • Transportation fee

2

early Oct (during class time)

4

Greenery in urban core

Kowloon Park & Jordan

  • Transportation fee

3

mid Oct (either am or pm)

3

Native vs Exotic ornamental plants - Visit to nursery

Tsuen Wan Tso Kung Tam Nursery

  • Transportation fee

4

early Nov (during class time)

3.5

Residential green spaces

Old and new greenery in Kwun Tong: Wo Lok Estate & Yue Man Square

  • Transportation fee

5

End of Nov (during class time)

3.5

Vertical greening

Tseung Kwan O

  • Transportation fee

 

 

 

GEE5109 Toy Design 

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment) 

 

Students will acquire knowledge of the development needs of children and the role of objects in play. They will apply knowledge of child development to a simple design process and explore the creation a plaything. Experimental problem-solving and creative thinking will be encouraged as part of making toy design solutions. Besides this, students’ self-confidence, and learning will be developed along with students’ ability to work within a prescribed framework and communicate toy ideas.

 

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate a range of toys and games on the market to place them into related categorisations;
  2. Judge appropriateness of a toy’s target user based on knowledge of child development and play needs;
  3. Generate toy design concepts through analysis of relationship between child development and toy design;
  4. Use creative problem-solving skills to generate play value in toy design concepts.

 

The following topics/areas are covered:

  1. Develop design communication skills including sketching thumbnails, making basic 3-dimensional artefacts, graphic and verbal presentation;
  2. Child development stages and necessity of play;
  3. Toy design methods, toy appreciation and consideration of function related to creating toy ideas;
  4. Problem-solving skills using divergent thinking and creative methods; 
  5. Classification of toy and game categories; and
  6. Group work involving creating and testing of original toy ideas.

 

The percentage contributions to the overall module assessment

 

Component

Research Report

Design Project

No. of assessment

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

     40%

60%

 

 

 

GEE5305 The Art & Science of Film 

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment)

 

How does Spiderman stop a train using his bare hands in the movie? How does Batman jump off from IFC unharmed? How does Optimus Prime transform himself into a truck? How does Pixar create the movie Toy Story created entirely with computers? As George Lucas once said “The secret to film is that it is an illusion.” In the first part of the course, we are going to examine the technologies behind those magical illusions and relate them to film development.

 

Did you feel happy when seeing Katniss Everdeen winning yet another game in the movie “Hunger Game”? Did you feel happy when you see Dr. Ryan Stone finally returning to Earth in the movie “Gravity”? Did you cry when you see Cooper bidding farewell to his daughter Murph leaving Earth in the movie “Interstella”? Did you feel excited when seeing Bruce Wayne beating up Penguin and restoring law and order in the Gotham City? In the second part of this course, we are going to critically evaluate how films communicate with the audiences using different theoretical frameworks.

 

Note: This module is taught in English, but Chinese may be occasionally used to supplement teaching when necessary.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. How We See Images and Hear sound?
  2. Film in the Pre-digital Era
  3. Digital Revolution in Film Production
  4. The Future of Film
  5. Basic Cinematography and Techniques
  6. Film Analysis
  7. Film as Art Forms
  8. Hollywood Film Genres
  9. Hong Kong Film 

 

Assessment Methods

Component

Individual

Assignment

Group Project

No. of assessment

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

50%

50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Latest update will be announced during class)

 

 

 

GEE5308 Web Technology & E-Commerce

(Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment) 

 

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge of e-commerce systems and the design and analysis skills required for web application implementation which includes dynamic web page design, development techniques, authoring tools, web application frameworks and web animation for e-commerce applications. Students are not required to have computer programming knowledge. They will be encouraged to develop their web design practices for business requirements through class laboratory/tutorial sessions, individual assignments, as well as group projects.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. Introduction to E-commerce System
  2. HTML5 and Web Pages Contents in E-commerce Applications
  3. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in E-commerce Applications
  4. Web Authoring Tools and Web Application Framework in E-commerce Development Process
  5. Web Animation for E-commerce Applications

 

Assessment Methods

Component

Laboratory/

Tutorial

Assignments

Group

Project

No. of assessment

10

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

30%

(by individual)

30%

(by individual)

40%

(by group)

 

Contact Information

 

Name: Mr Johnson Wu

Email: johnsonwu@thei.edu.hk

 

 

 

GEE5201 Stress Management

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

 

The following aspects/abilities will be assessed by in-class assignments (during tutorial and practical classes), a reflective essay and a project:

 

  1. competence in analysing the sources and factors leading to stress;

 

  1. abilities in formulating stress prevention strategies and solutions for solving stress related problems;

 

  1. competence in critically appraising principles of intervention for stress management; and

 

  1. abilities in designing stress management and relaxation programme for different environment.

 

Assessment Methods

 

Assignments (during lecture or tutorial classes)

:   30%

Written Test

:   30%

Project

:   40%

 

 

 

GEE5203 Corporate Social Responsibility in Action 

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

 

Module Aims

  1. To understand a stakeholder’s view of a business enterprise’s need to maintain balance among its financial goals, social responsibility and environmental considerations;

 

  1. To explore the firm’s ethical decision making, sustainability performance, accountability reporting and assurance;

 

  1. To understand the impacts of corporate governance, the social and environmental sustainability on corporate culture;

 

  1. To incorporate the economic, ethical, social and environment into a holistic understanding of corporate social responsibility.

 

Assessment Methods

 

Class participation                                         : 10%

Two individual assignments                           : 30%

Written test                                                     : 20%

Group project and presentation                      : 40%

 

 

 

GEE5206 The Tourism Industry in Hong Kong 

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality) 

 

The tourism sector is one of the major pillars of the economy of Hong Kong. In addition to economic impacts, other impacts related to social and cultural issues also affect Hong Kong as the host destination. This module intends to build a stronger understanding about the nature of tourism by focusing on tourism planning and development and various impacts of tourism on Hong Kong’s economy, culture, society and environment. Effective methods of counteracting negative impacts are examined with reference to case studies.

 

Assessment Methods

 

Individual Assignment

: 30%

Test

: 30%

Group Project and Presentation

: 40%

 

 

 

GEE5209 Business Management in Hong Kong 

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality) 

 

This module aims to prepare students, with little or no prior business education with a foundation knowledge in business management. It covers introductory topics in the areas of management, accounting and financial management, human resources management, and marketing. It also provides an introduction to the business environment in Hong Kong. Through the study of this module, students will be able to develop their analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills in dealing with and responding to management issues.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1. Fundamentals of Management
  2. Accounting and Financial Management
  3. Human Resources Management
  4. Marketing Management
  5. Business Environment  

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Individual Essay

Group Project

No. of assessment

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

40%

60%

 

 

 

GEE5210 Essentials in People Management 

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality) 

 

This module aims to equip students with comprehensive knowledge about different principles and concepts of human resource management functions and processes in relevant industries and provide a conceptual and practical understanding of a line manager and human resources manager’s role in organising, controlling, motivating and developing human resources so that they are committed to the maintenance of a high service standard ethic, and the satisfaction of customers’ and clients’ needs.

 

In addition, it facilitates students to build up professional, interpersonal, managerial and intellectual skills and knowledge in effective human resources management; and develop personal ability to contribute to the success of company goals and gain sustainable competitive advantage through competence in operational decision-making, problem-solving and change management in human resources aspects. 

 

Assessment Methods

 

In-class Activities:                           20%

Test:                                                30%

Group Project:                                50% 

 

 

 

GEE5211 Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture 

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality) 

 

This module is designed to introduce Japanese language skills to students who have no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. The main goal of this module is to develop fundamental Japanese proficiency at a survival level in four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.  It also provides opportunities for students to understand the cultural differences between Japan and Hong Kong. 

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  1.  Japanese Language  
  • Japanese sound & writing system  
  • Basic conversations and greetings  
  • Basic grammar patterns 
  • Notions 
  1. Japanese  Culture 

 

Assessment Methods:

Component

Weighting as a % of module mark

Individual work

Group work

Language Learning Portfolio

20%

 

Test

  • Speaking (10%)
  • Written (listening, reading and writing) (20%)

30%

 

Film Critique

20%

 

Group Presentation

30%

 

 

Teaching medium:

The Japanese language component will be taught in Japanese supplemented with Chinese, the Japanese culture component will be taught in English.  

 

 

 

GEE5301 Environment, Development & Sustainability

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology)

 

This module aims to provide a broad range of topics on global contemporary environmental problems and sustainable development related issues. Essential principles required for the understanding of environmental problems in affecting our air, water, land and other natural resources will be addressed. The role of technological, economic and sustainable development in the protection of the natural and urban environment will also be discussed. On completion, students are expected to be able to identify the human role in the natural environment and the impacts of human activities and technology development on environmental quality; evaluate global environmental problems, identify pollution sources, and evaluate available technology in pollution controls and environmental protections; apply the concepts of environmental risk, conservative thinking and sustainability in the devise of practical solutions to enhance sustainable development for the society; and evaluate current environmental, development and sustainability issues and analyze problems based on scientific, social- economics, technological, and political factors in an open and objective manner.

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Individual Assignment 

Group Project Written Report 

Oral Presentation 

No. of assessment

1

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

30%

40%

30%
 
 
 
GEE5313 Buildings & Infrastructures Appreciation 
(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology) 
 
This module aims to provide an overview of buildings and infrastructures. The module introduces general engineering concepts and aesthetics of various buildings and infrastructures, as well as their relevant uses and social status, to build up the students’ own perspective in building and infrastructures. Students will learn the infrastructure developments in Hong Kong since 1960’s started from the new town development, water reservoirs and Lion’s Rock Tunnel to the 10 major infrastructure projects in 2010’s. Furthermore, students will learn different forms of infrastructures, and how to appreciate the buildings and infrastructures in the aspects of functions and aesthetics. The module also intends to cultivate the students’ awareness of the social status of the infrastructures. 
 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Individual Reflective Journals 

Group Project

Group Presentation 

No. of assessment

2

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

55%

30%

15%
 

 # The percentage contributions of the different assessment items to the overall module assessments.

 

 

 

GEE5318 Food & Agriculture 

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology) 

 

This module aims to introduce the basic principles and best practices of different food agricultural systems. It provides specialist skills and knowledge about the most important issue related to food and agriculture, special emphases are on traditional cultivation, organic farming, vertical farming and hydroponic farming. It will enhance students’ understanding of the whole processes and critical concerns in cultivation techniques from seed to harvest. The module will be suitable for students from various disciplines, who are interested in sustainable agriculture and particularly for whom will engage in horticulture, landscape, catering, gastronomy, organic food growing, processing and production. 

 

No examination and the percentage contributions to the overall module assessment are:

  • Field Work Log:                                         20%
  • Test:                                                           30%
  • Group Report and Presentation:                50%

 

# the module is taught in English (for theory), supplemented with Cantonese in field work

 

 

 

GEE5319 Introduction to Concepts of New Engineering Contracts 

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology) 

 

This module aims to enhance students understanding of contracts in Hong Kong. The module introduces concepts of general contracts and new engineering contracts (NEC). NEC started as an engineering and construction contract to be adopted in the building industry. However, it has evolved as a family of contracts useful in a variety of dealings. Such as procurement of goods & services, professional service advice, and dispute resolution. This module is designed to equip students with essential knowledge of NEC family of contracts. It would be useful in understanding the core philosophy and operational features of NEC.

 

The following types of topics/areas should be covered :

  • Introduction to General Contracts, NEC and Various Types of NEC Contracts
  • Key Terms, Concepts and Definitions concerning NEC
  • Identification of different project stakeholders
  • Managing NEC contracts
  • Hong Kong Government Guidance notes for NEC

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Individual Assessment 

Group Project Reports 

Group Prpject Presentation 

No. of assessment

2

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

50%

40%

10%
 
 
 
GEE5408 Journey to the Exotic World of Microorganisms  
(Offered by School of General Education and Languages) 
 

Microorganisms have been heralded as a solution to many of the contemporary world’s most pressing issues.  These tiny living things feed, decompose waste materials, make oxygen, control pollution, fuel our world, or even keep humans healthy.  Most importantly, microbial biotechnology harnesses the power of these creatures to solve environmental, medical, and sustainable resources problems.

 

This module unveils the diverse spectrum of this “Exotic World” in an attempt to demonstrate to the students an in-depth understanding of the complexities and interdependence of microorganisms-humans relationship. 

 

Lectures (approximately 14 hours), tutorials and practical sessions (approximately 28 hours) will be used to facilitate free exchange of ideas, opinions, and beliefs in order to encourage and nourish students’ critical and analytical thinking through discussions, problem-based learning, demonstration, and group assignments.  By linking our knowledge of microorganisms to their applications to industrial and medical sectors, we will discuss the problems and challenges for solving many of the human’s and world’s major problems. 

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

No. of assessment

Weighting as a % of module mark

Test

1

30%

Experiments

9

25%

Reflective Writing

1

20%

Group Assignment and Project

1

25%

 

 

 

GEE5409 Plants & Human Civilisations 

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages) 

 

Plants and Human Civilisations aims to provide students with a critical analysis on the role of plants as the single most influential factor that dominate human survival, rise and fall of civilisations and continuity of human societies.  A selection of plants that played pivotal roles in mankind will be introduced and their impacts on human civilisations will be investigated with a combination of scientific, cultural and societal perspectives.  Students are expected to articulate the impacts of plants on human civilisations and societies in the past, critically evaluate the contemporary issues both brought by and solved by plants at present, and project the advancement of mankind with breakthrough in plant sciences and agricultural biotechnology.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

The module is organized around the exploration and understanding of the intimate relationship between plants and humans.  Fundamental concepts of life sciences, including the plant and human biological systems, will be introduced at the beginning and throughout the topics of the module, which support students in analysing the impacts brought by the uses and abuses of plants:

 

Plants as our green friends

Seed of change – plants that changed the course of human history

Seed of culture – plants that shaped the cultures of civilizations

Seed of future – How plants continue to boost mankind transformation 

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

No. of assessment

Weighting as a

% of module mark

In-class activity and participation

Continuous assessments

10%

Debate

1

10%

Experiments

5

20%

Reflective Essay

1

30%

Group assignment and project

1

30% 

 

 

 

GEE5410 Creative Writing in Chinese (中文创意写

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages) 

 

 

本单元旨在通过文艺写作,提高学生的创意及中文表达能力。藉着课堂的创意写作活动,阅读和分析指定文学作品,学生将会认识小说、散文、新诗的文类特质及创作技巧。除了掌握不同文类的创作技巧,学生还可以通过创作来改变观看自己和世界的角度,提高创意。创意写作做为磨练文字技艺的有效方法,课程将会引领学生经历一次文字创造之旅。学生可以学会更好地表达自我,以及反思个人对时代、生命的看法。

教学语言:中文

 

本单元包括以下主题及学习重点:

第一部分:创意写作与日常生活

第二部分:新诗

第三部分:小说

第四部分:散文 

 

评估方

 

评估方式

习作数

所占本单元之百分

个人习作(小说、散文、新诗各一)

3

60%

课堂讨论

N/A

15%

小组报告(口头报告)

1

25%

 

 

 

GEE5412 Introduction to Spanish Language & Culture 

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages) 

 

 

This module aims (i) to develop the language skills to enable students to communicate in Spanish at a survival level (A1.1, European Framework of Reference), dealing with short simple messages concerning themselves and their immediate surroundings and (ii) to provide an overview of the Hispanic Civilization on aspects related to history, arts, culture and society.

 

On completion of the module, students are expected to be able to demonstrate acquisition of basic language skills for communicating in Spanish at a survival level and the capacity to discuss and analyse common topics and issues associated with the Spanish-speaking world. Specifically, students should be able to:

 

1. familiarize themselves with the basics of Spanish pronunciation so that they can be understood when communicating simple messages to Spanish speakers or reading aloud short texts in Spanish;

2. develop strategies for communicating at survival level in a class where Spanish is being used and for learning vocabulary and Spanish grammar;

3. acquire basic Spanish vocabulary commonly used in everyday situations and employ basic grammar structures including agreement rules (singular/ plural, masculine/feminine); the possessive adjectives; the demonstrative pronouns; the definite and indefinite articles; common quantifiers, adverbs and prepositions; conjugate regular verbs, some common irregular verbs and reflexive verbs in present tense; use the verbs “Ser” and “Estar”;

4. communicate simple messages in survival Spanish: greetings and introductions (formal and informal), spell and count; give and request basic personal information, talk about friends and family, talk about professions and nationalities, describe people and places;

5. respond critically to questions covered in the readings and lectures concerning the Hispanic cultures and societies;

6. provide some in-depth analysis of one topic related to the Spanish-speaking world chosen by the students.

 

Spanish language tutorials are conducted in Spanish supplemented with English and lectures on Hispanic culture are conducted entirely in English. 

 

The following topics, skills, grammar points, vocabulary and tasks will be covered in this module: 

 

TOPICS

SKILLS

GRAMMAR POINTS

VOCABULARY

SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS

TASKS

Greetings and Introductions

Introduce yourself, greet others and communicate basic personal information.

Spelling, agreement rules, verb conjugation, questions

 

Professions, nationalities and countries

Names and capital cities of Latin American countries

Introduce friends and celebrities to others

Making Contact

Introduce others, formal and informal greetings, ask and give telephone numbers

More on agreement rules, possessive adjectives, demonstratives, regular verbs in present tense

More on professions and countries greetings, numbers from 0 to 10

Basic information about Spain

Interview some visitors to Hong Kong

Family and Friends

Talk about your family, describe people, ask and tell one’s age

Definite articles, more on agreement rules, possessive adjectives, common irregular verbs (Tener, Salir, Hacer, Ser and Estar)

Family names, descriptive adjectives

Spanish and Mexican families

Talk about a relative

 

Module Outline (Hispanic Culture)

  • Key facts and figures about the Hispanic world.
  • How to approach the study of foreign cultures? Culture as a social construct.
  • Spanish imagery, symbolism and myth: bullfighting, flamenco, Carmen and the Virgin.
  • Spain, the cradle of the Hispanic civilization, seen through its history, art and heritage.
  •  A Tale of two Worlds: The Encounter between Spaniards and Native Americans.
  • Optional topics:
    - Don Quixote de la Mancha and the invention of the Western modern novel.
    - Great Spanish painters: Velázquez, Goya, Picasso and Dali. 
    - Modernism and Antoni Gaudí. 
    - The New Spain: National identities, gender relations, immigration. 
    - Food and wine culture in Spain.
    - Equality and Freedom in Latin American Societies. 
    - Latin music: tango, salsa and their influence in world music. 
    - Pablo Neruda and his poetry. 
    - The Art of Mexican Muralists and Frida Khalo.
    - The Aleph: introducing the world of Jorge Luis Borges. 

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

No. of assessment

Weighting as a

% of module mark

Language Learning Portfolio & Participation

1

20%

Test (written and oral)

1

30%

Film Critique

1

20%

Group Presentation

1

30%

 

 

 

GEE5413 Service Leadership in a New Era 

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages) 

 

The concept of “service leadership” is highlighted in this course as service industry plays a dominate position around the world nowadays. This module aims at providing insights on becoming a service leader in a new era through cultivating appropriate knowledge skills, characters and compassion towards self, others and society. An effective service leader is expected to show commendable sensitivity in negotiating with the service provider and the recipient. Integrating the concepts of management, political sciences, psychology and sociology, the module will stimulate students’ reflections on how they can manage their personal and professional lives efficiently and develop sensitivity to oneself and to others. 

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

No. of assessment

Weighting as % of module mark

Class Participation and engagement

N/A

10%

Mid-term Individual Reflective Note

1

40%

Group Project Final Presentation

1

10%

Group Project Report

1

40%

 

 

 

GEE5419 Biographies in World History and Biographical Writing in Chinese 读人阅史与中文纪传写作 

(Offered by the School of General Education and Language) 

 

本单元旨在通过认识对世界有影响力的历史人物与其所属的时空,让同学了解在种种不同的困难与机会下,历史人物如何决择和自处,提升同学之人文素养与伦理价值。分析历史人物人生决定对其自身、社会与世界的影响。并通过阅读并分析传记数据,了解以写作记录人生与时代的方法,写作个人生命传记。 

 

The following topics/areas will be covered 本单元包括以下主题及学习重点: 

 

第一部分:人类是历史的真正主人

  • 历史与传记的关系
  • 人文视野下观照历史的方式
  • 传记的写作手法与阅读方式

 

第二部分:历史人物怎样领导时代又受限于时代

  • 怎样与不同意见的人合作
  • 真诚的价值与背叛的苦果
  • 个人的信念如何适应社会框架

 

第三部分:历史人物如何在各种限制中突破并成功

  • 亲族、联姻与结拜
  • 等待时机的重要性
  • 对体制的顺应与升华

 

第四部分:历史人物在金钱与权力以外的成功

  • 影响他人的各种方式
  • 道德也是一种力量
  • 看见与别人不一样的风景

 

评估方式及其所占本单元之百分比:

 

个人习作(影像 + 文字) :         50%

小组报告(口头报告)     :          35%

课堂讨论                           :          15%

 

 

 

GEE5425 Understanding Hong Kong History & Culture through Heritage 

(Offered by the School of General Education and Language) 

 

This module aims to nurture students’ appreciation on heritage. Through sharing of examples in museum objects and heritage (both tangible and intangible), and a compulsory local study tour, this module articulates the value of heritage in representing humanity within specific historic and cultural context. The module also facilitates students to search for and to interpret “true stories” in Hong Kong society and culture based on tangible and intangible heritage as a primary source. The module also has a mission of arousing students’ awareness of and participation in heritage conservation, there will also be opportunities for them to reflect the possible impacts of urban development, globalization, policies and tourism on heritage conservation with case study. 

 

  • Introduction to tangible and intangible heritage
  • Why do we conserve?
  • The parties involved in heritage conservation in Hong Kong and the principles
  • Tangible and intangible heritage in Hong Kong, and their connection with Hong Kong society
  • Challenges faced by heritage conservation in Hong Kong
  • Workshops on oral history, heritage observation and documentation 

 

Assessment methods:

 

Component

Weighting as a % of module mark

Active Class Participation

10 %

In-class Assignments on oral history and heritage documentation

15 %

Group Presentation on heritage conservation in Hong Kong

25 %

Reflective Essay

50 %

 

Remark:

All enrolled students must attend a compulsory local study tour. The tour will take place in one of the 3-hour scheduled lessons. The tentative location of study tours: Sheung Wan for Chai Wan class; Yuen Long for Tsing Yi class.