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General Education Curriculum 通識教育課程

(暫只提供英文版本)

(As at 27 July 2020)

Objectives of General Education Programme
 

THEi aims to produce graduates who are not only experts in their specialist professions but flexible with broadly applicable transferrable skills. The General Education (GE) curriculum helps to promote this by having the following major objectives:

 

  • To introduce students to the broad perspectives of the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences and their relationship to contemporary issues and the problems and challenges faced by professional practitioners
  • To cultivate broadly applicable transferrable skills, competencies and values that will contribute to professional success, lifelong learning and whole-person development.

GE Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

 

Students who complete the GE Programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a capacity for critical thinking, self-reflection, and analysis;
  • Recognise ethically, socially and globally responsible action;
  • Engage in self-directed learning;
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Engage in creative problem-solving;
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills associated with leadership and teamwork; and
  • Apply the broad principles of the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences to practical problems and contemporary issues.

GE Curriculum

GE Curriculum

The GE curriculum consists of two parts, core modules and elective modules. In the core part, we adopt a Common Core Curriculum Approach which provides a single, integrated educational experience for all students, with modules that have been specifically created and students taking the same modules in a required sequence.

 

GE Curriculum

 

 

 

 

Within the Common Core Curriculum are the English and Chinese Language modules to improve students’ spoken and written communication skills, and three compulsory modules, one from each of the domains of Humanities (The Human Spirit), Sciences (Habits of Scientific Thinking) and Social Sciences (Social Dynamics of Organisations), whose broad perspectives will be used to examine issues important to society.

 

 

Beyond the common core curriculum, students can select elective modules from areas outside their programmes that interest them. This will further broaden their horizons and contribute to the aim of the GE Programme.

 

Principles of offering General Education Elective (GEE) modules

 

(For students who joined THEi via Year-1 Entry in AY2018/19 or earlier AND Year-3/Part-time Entry in AY2020/21 or earlier)

 

  1. Students are only allowed to take GEE modules that are outside the realm of their programmes as the goal is to broaden their perspectives and knowledge base.  The corollary is that students will not be allowed to take a GEE module in the realm of their programmes, even if the module is offered by other Faculties or the School of General Education and Languages.

 

  1. Students joining 4-year full-time programmes have to take at least two GEE modules from two different Faculties other than their own / School of General Education and Languages.

 

  1. Students exiting with a Higher Diploma have to take one GEE module from a Faculty other than their own / School of General Education and Languages. 

 

  1. Year-3 entrants are required to take at least one GEE module from a Faculty other than their own / School of General Education and Languages. 

 

  1. Part-time students sharing same entry requirement with Year-3 entrants are required to take at least one GEE module from a Faculty other than their own / the School of General Education and Languages.

 

  1. The arrangement for students of Multimedia Technology and Innovation (MTI), Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Surveying (SU) who take “GEE5305 The Art & Science of Film”, “GEE5308 Web Technology & E-commerce” and “GEE5309 Housing Policy & Management” are as follows: (a) For students who joined THEi in AY2018/19, AY2019/20 and AY2020/21, these three GEE modules will be counted as delivered by FDE; (b) For students who joined THEi in AY2017/18 or earlier, these modules will be counted as delivered by FST.

 

(For Year 1 students who join THEi in AY2019/20 and thereafter)

 

The GE curriculum of THEi has been revised for all Year 1 students who join THEi in AY2019/20 and thereafter.  Under the new GEE curriculum, all GEE modules are categorised under six themes, namely:

 

i.                 Language & Communication

ii.               Arts, Cultures & World Views

iii.             Social Analysis

iv.              Sustainability, Development & Sciences

v.               Health & Wellness

vi.              Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship

 

To fulfil the graduation requirements of the GEE modules, students are required to select GEE modules from at least two themes out of the six themes.  Please refer to Attachment 8 - “Themes for GEE modules” for more details.

 

(Applicable to ALL students)

 

  1. Students who have exempted from GEC4101 Chinese 1 and GEC5102 Chinese 2 are required to take two extra GEE modules to fulfil the graduation requirement. 

 

  1. “GEE5402 Explaining Our World from the Big Bang to the Future” was phased out in AY2017/18.

 

  1. “GEE5401 Between Empires: A Short History of Hong Kong, China & Britain”, “GEE5411 China Through Western Eyes” and “GEE5501 Gender & Design” were phased out in AY2018/19.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying are allowed to take "GEE5103 Living with Sustainable Materials" to fulfil the graduation requirement with effect from Semester One, AY2018/19. 

 

  1. Year 3 and Year 4 students of Recreation Management specialisation of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management Programme are not allowed to take “GEE5106 Tree Safety Inspection & Climbing”, “GEE5208 Accounting for Non-Accountants” and “GEE5210 Essentials in People Management” to fulfil the graduation requirements.  These three GEE modules will not be counted for fulfilling graduation requirement for students of Recreation Management specialisation even they took the module(s) in their Year 1 and/or Year 2 study.  This requirement also takes effect retrospectively to the cohorts of AY2012/13 to AY2015/16.

 

  1. Students are allowed to either take “GEE5305 The Art & Science of Film” or “GEE5416 Beyond Hollywood: Introduction to World Cinema” but not both modules to fulfil the graduation requirement. “GEE5416 Beyond Hollywood: Introduction to World Cinema” was phased out since Semester Two, AY2018/19.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Accounting are not allowed to take “GEE5308 Web Technology & E-Commerce” to fulfil the graduation requirement with effect from the Year-1 and Year-3 entry cohorts of AY2018/19.  The students other than the above cohorts are allowed to take this module.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Care Programme are allowed to take “GEE5203 Corporate Social Responsibility in Action” to fulfil the graduation requirement with effect from Semester One, AY2016/17.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and Management/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and International Events Management who take “MCC5211 Human Resources Management” as programme elective are not allowed to take “GEE5210 Essentials in People Management” to fulfil the graduation requirement.  This requirement also takes effect retrospectively to the cohorts of AY2012/13 to AY2015/16.

 

  1. Students are allowed to either take “GEE5304 Nutrition & Health” or “GEE5307 Food in Daily Life” but not both modules to fulfil the graduation requirement.

 

  1. GEE5405 offered by SGEL has been renamed from “Modern Europe: History & Culture” to “The Modern World: History & Culture” with effect from Semester One, AY2018/19. Students who had taken the module "Modern Europe: History & Culture" before Semester One, AY2018/19 are not allowed to take the module "The Modern World: History & Culture" to fulfil the graduation requirement.
     
  2. “GEE5302 Urban Development in Hong Kong” and “GEE5416 Beyond Hollywood: Introduction to World Cinema” was phased out since Semester Two, AY2018/19.

 

  1. GEE5415 offered by SGEL has been renamed from “Cantonese in Hong Kong Popular Culture” to “Cantonese Linguistics in Hong Kong Popular Culture” with effect from Semester 2, AY2018/19. Students who have taken the module “Cantonese in Hong Kong Popular Culture” before Semester Two, AY2018/19 are not allowed to take the module “Cantonese Linguistics in Hong Kong Popular Culture” to fulfil the graduation requirement.
     
  2. Students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and Management/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and International Events Management who take "MPM4200 Public Speaking" as programme core/elective are not allowed to take “GEE5213 The Art of Professional Speaking” to fulfil the graduation requirement.
     
  3. “GEE5306 Technological & Economic Development in a Global Context” was phased out in AY2019/20.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts and Management are allowed to take “GEE5102 Impact of Contemporary Design on Society” to fulfil the graduation requirement with effect from the Year-1 and Year-3 entry cohorts of AY2018/19.  The students admitted before the above cohorts are not allowed to take this module to fulfil the graduation requirement.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and Management/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public Relations and International Events Management who take “MPM5406 Translation for Public Relations” as programme elective are not allowed to take “GEE5407 Translation in Everyday Life (English-Chinese)” to fulfil the graduation requirement.  This requirement also takes effect retrospectively to the cohorts of AY2015/16 to AY2019/20.

 

  1. Students of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management (HALM) are not allowed to take “GEE5106 Tree Safety Inspection & Climbing” to fulfil the graduation requirement with effect from the Year-1 and Year-3 entry cohorts of AY2020/21.  The students of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management (HLM) admitted before the Year-1 and Year-3 entry cohorts of AY2020/21 are allowed to take this module to fulfil the graduation requirement.

 

  1. GEE5106 Tree Safety Inspection & Climbing” will be phased out after AY2020/21.

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

 

 

GEE modules that Can be Taken by Students

Attachment 2_Year_Sem Students Required to Take GE Electives

Attachment 2_Year_Sem Students Required to Take GE Electives