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General Education Elective Modules

Module Information for GE Elective Modules to be offered in Semester Two, 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%

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

GEE5204 Personal Financial Management

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

 

The primary purpose of this module is to help students to learn the most updated, practical and down to earth personal finance practices / knowledge. After completing the module, students will be able to apply the knowledge in personal financial management in their future life.

 

Studying the module GEE5204 Personal Financial management, will help students in two aspects:

  • Develop a plan to achieve financial security,
  • Improve their quality of life,

 

The contents of the module may include the following:

  • Career Planning
  • Money / Cash flow management
  • Consumer credit
  • Taxes
  • Housing decision
  • Legal protection and insurance
  • Investment
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate planning

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  • Understanding Personal Financial Management
  • Measuring Personal Financial Health
  • Cash or Liquid Asset Management
  • Using Credit Cards and Consumer Loans
  • Housing Decision
  • Personal Insurance
  • Investment Basics
  • Retirement planning

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Classwork

Individual Assignment

Group Assignment

Term Test

No. of assessment

6

1

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

15%

20%

40%

25%

 

 

 

GEE5208 Accounting for Non-Accountants
(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

 

This module aims to equip non-accounting and non-business students with the fundamentals of accounting knowledge and concepts. Students are enabled to examine financial statements and their financial implications to the various functions of a company. At the operational level, students learn how to apply financial accounting and management accounting knowledge and the techniques in managing a company.

 

The following topics will be covered:

 

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Financial Statements
  • Cost Behaviour and Allocation of Costs to Production
  • Cash book
  • Simple Price/Quantity Analysis
  • Incremental Analysis and Resource Allocations

 

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Assignment

Quiz

Tests (Two)

No. of assessment

1

1

2

Weighting as a % of module mark

25%

25%

50% (25% each)

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

GEE5214 Holistic Massage Therapy

(Offered by Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

 

The following aspects/abilities will be assessed by presentation, practical exam and written report:

  • critically analyse musculoskeletal, physiological and psychological factors which require massage therapy intervention, using diagnostic thinking skills and applied knowledge of holistic massage therapy strategies.
  • critically evaluate existing holistic massage therapy treatment strategies using evidence-based research in order to treat patient-centered problems.
  • develop diagnostic and creative thinking skills in order to plan, design, and perform holistic massage therapy programmes specifically tailored for individual patients.

 

 

Assessment Methods

Presentation

:

20%

Practical Exam

:

40%

Written Report

:

40%

 

 

 

GEE5307 Food in Daily Life

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology)

 

This module aims to guide the students to explore everyday life cooking and food preparation activities from scientific perspectives. We will introduce the basic concepts of foods, diet and science behind cooking. Students’ learning will be facilitated by a mixture of lecture, tutorial and workshop. Students will be able to describe basic food components and their roles in a food system and current food safety issues. By completion of the module, students will able to interpret nutrition labels and analyze their diet as well as gain scientific knowledge behind cooking phenomenon in our daily.

 

The following types of topics/areas should be covered:

  • Essential food components – Macronutrients & Micronutrients
  • Diet analysis
  • Diet and weight management: Fitness & Sports
  • Food-borne illnesses/Food allergy
  • Role of food components in food products
  • Emulsions and foams
  • Cooking with fermentation
  • Cooking phenomenon
  • Sensory evaluation

 

Assessment Methods

Component

Individual Assignment

Individual Practical Reports

Group Project

No. of assessment

2

2

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

30%

30%

40%

 

 

 

GEE5310 Safety and Quality of Consumer Products

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology)

 

What do the pictograms on care labels of clothes mean? How to choose an appropriate down jacket by reading the ‘filling power’ value on hangtag? How is the age grade of different toys decided? What is the CE mark on electrical and electronic products?

 

This module aims to provide student a background on product safety and labelling requirements. With increasing concerns and incidents on product safety, consumers are more aware on the physical, chemical and other hazards related to the safety use of a product. This course will give a taste on general product safety requirements and the corresponding labelling related to these requirements. Product quality aspect will also be covered.

 

Assessment Methods

 

 

 

Component

Assignments

Group Practical Reports

Group Project

No. of assessment

3

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

40%

30%

30%

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

GEE5312 Renewable Energy and Its Application in Buildings

(Offered by Faculty of Science and Technology)

 

This module aims to enhance students’ understanding of the different forms of renewable energy, including solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, wind, tidal, and geothermal energy. It will introduce the basic concepts of renewable energy sources, renewable energy conversion technologies, applications, and related polices. It will also provide an undergraduate level understanding of the conversion principles, the renewable energy applications in buildings, the current policies related to renewable energy in Hong Kong and other regions, as well as the present needs and future demands for renewable energy in Hong Kong. The module will be of great interest to students who want to learn more about renewable energy sources and their application in buildings.

 

The following types of topics/areas should be covered:

  • Renewable energy sources – Solar structure and Solar energy
  • Impact of renewable energy use on global climate and environment changes
  • Renewable energy conversion technologies: Principles & Classifications
  • Renewable energy applications in buildings: Solar thermal and solar PV
  • Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • Building attached photovoltaics (BAPV)
  • Solar thermal and solar electric hybrid system in buildings
  • FiT scheme of renewable energy application

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

Individual Assignment

Group Practical Reports

Group Project

No. of assessment

2

1

1

Weighting as a % of module mark

50%

30%

20%

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 

GEE5404 Literature & Modern China 現代中國與文學
(Offered by School of General Education and Languages)

 

現代文學在中國社會曾經佔據非常重要的位置,擔負了啟蒙、救國、抒情的主要功能。本選修課旨在引領學生認識中國現代文學(小說、散文、新詩)的重要作家及作品,分析文學作品的思想文化意涵與藝術技巧,評析現代文學與中國社會變遷的關係。除了細讀、鑑賞中國現代文學作品外,學生還可以了解文學與作家人生、所屬時代的複雜關係,繼而反思個人對時代、生命的看法。

 

評估方式

 

評估方式

習作數量

所佔本單元之百分比

小組報告(書面報告)

1

20%

小組報告(口頭報告)

1

15%

課堂討論

N/A

15%

個人習作

1

50%

 

Note: This module is taught in Chinese.

 

 

 

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%

 

 

 

GEE5415 Cantonese Linguistics in Hong Kong Popular Culture

從香港流行文化看粵語語言學

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages)

 

本單元以香港流行文化作為媒介,檢視和闡釋香港粵語的語法特色,範疇包括語音、詞彙及句法。本單元將透過所搜集的報章雜誌、影音作品、廣告、網絡資料等不同的語言材料,展示當中有關粵語所引起的語言現象,並由之讓學生思考香港粵語獨特的語言價值為何。導師將會採用互動式教學,在導修課上充分利用多媒體及網絡資源,與學生一起研討語言現象,為他們提供分析狀況和解決問題的機會。除此之外,教學活動包括語料分析、影視作品賞析及小組討論。

 

本單元包括以下主題及學習重點:

第一部分:方言與粵語

第二部分:香港流行文化與其特色

第三部分:語音

第四部分:詞彙與句法

第五部分︰新媒體對粵語的影響

 

Assessment Methods

 

Component

No. of assessment

Weighting as a

% of module mark

Pronunciation Exercise (錄音練習)

1

10%

In-class Test (課堂測驗)

1

30%

Group Presentation  (小組口頭報告)

1

30%

Individual Essay (語文札記)

1

30%

 

授課語言為粵語。

 

(The medium of instruction is Cantonese.)

 

 

 

GEE5418 Hong Kong Literature: the Local, the Mainland & the World

文學香港:本土、中國與世界

(Offered by School of General Education and Languages)

 

本選修課以跨地域文化流動與生産為角度,介紹香港文學的發展概況。課程通過研習重要作家的作品,引導學生瞭解第二次世界大戰以降不同時期的香港文學作品特色,以及作品與本地社會、中國或其他地域文化的關係。除了在課堂上學習文學鑑賞方法外,學生亦將在經驗式教學活動中,思考作家、文學與社會、時代的複雜關係。

 

評估方式

 

評估方式

習作數量

所佔本單元之百分比

小組報告(口頭報告)

1

20%

課堂討論

N/A

20%

個人習作

2

60%

 

 

Note1: This module is taught in Cantonese.

 

Note2: This module includes two outdoor site-visits within specific district. Students MUST attend at least one visit. The activity approximately lasts for 120-150 minutes, either in Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.

 

 

 

GEE5419 Biographies in World History and Biographical Writing in Chinese 讀人閱史與中文紀傳寫作 

(Offered by the School of General Education and Language) 

 

本單元旨在通過認識對世界有影響力的歷史人物與其所屬的時空,讓同學了解在種種不同的困難與機會下,歷史人物如何決擇和自處,提升同學之人文素養與倫理價值。分析歷史人物人生決定對其自身、社會與世界的影響。並通過閱讀並分析傳記資料,了解以寫作記錄人生與時代的方法,寫作個人生命傳記。 

 

The following topics/areas will be covered 本單元包括以下主題及學習重點: 

 

第一部分:人類是歷史的真正主人

  • 歷史與傳記的關係
  • 人文視野下觀照歷史的方式
  • 傳記的寫作手法與閱讀方式

 

第二部分:歷史人物怎樣領導時代又受限於時代

  • 怎樣與不同意見的人合作
  • 真誠的價值與背叛的苦果
  • 個人的信念如何適應社會框架

 

第三部分:歷史人物如何在各種限制中突破並成功

  • 親族、聯姻與結拜
  • 等待時機的重要性
  • 對體制的順應與昇華

 

第四部分:歷史人物在金錢與權力以外的成功

  • 影響他人的各種方式
  • 道德也是一種力量
  • 看見與別人不一樣的風景

 

評估方式及其所佔本單元之百分比:

 

個人習作(影像 + 文字) :         50%

小組報告(口頭報告)     :          35%

課堂討論                           :          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. 

 

 

 

GEE5426 Entrepreneurship in Action

(Offered by the School of General Education and Language)

 

The module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of business concepts based on PBL (Project-based learning).Students will learn the fundamental and core ideas, concepts, and theories related to business operations that allow them to perform self-reflection and establish real-world connections.Students will be required to work in teams to develop a student-driven business operation (a service or a product) with interdisciplinary elements.

 

The following topics/areas will be covered:

  • The PBL (Project-based learning) will be employed, and students are required to apply it in their business projects.
  • The basic idea of design thinking will be incorporated in the course to help students develop their “empathy” to design their business ideas.
  • Basic ideas and concepts of the business principles, including retail management, marketing, business plan, e-commerce and forecast, warehouse, logistics, and human resources management.
  • Basic communication skills for solving organisational conflicts at different levels and contexts via case study of real examples.
  • Students are required to carry out a group project for a business operation using the knowledge they have learnt in this module.

 

 

Assessment methods:

 

Component

Weighting as a % of module mark

Class Participation and Engagement

10 %

Business Plan Proposal

30 %

Poster Presentation

50 %

Peer Evaluation

10 %