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Four-Year Curriculum Framework


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The structure of the Humanities curriculum is as follows:


Major

Units

Major Required courses

36

Major Elective courses

24

 

60


General Education

 

English

6

Chinese

3

Information Management Technology

3

Numeracy

3

History & Civilization

3

Public Speaking

3

Values & the Meaning of Life

3

Physical Education

2

Distribution Requirements*

12

Free Electives

30

 

68

                                                                                              Total Units: 128


*Students will take one course in each of the four areas – Business, Communication/Visual Arts, Science/Chinese Medicine, Social Sciences – outside of their own Faculty/School/ Academy, making a total of 12 units.


For the most updated information about minor programme, please refer to the AR web page here


36 units of HUM Required Courses
(Applicable to students admitted before AY 2015/16)

36 units of HUM Required Courses
(Applicable to students admitted in AY 2015/16 and afterwards)
HUMN 1005 The Study of Culture  

HUMN 2005 Humanities Study and Research Methods

HUMN 2006 Human Self-discovery

HUMN 2007 Chinese and Western Modes of Thought

HUMN 3005 Artistic Creativity & Aesthetics Awareness

HUMN 3006 Great Works in the Humanities

HUMN 3007 Language and the Humanities  

HUMN 3015 The Making of the Contemporary World

HUMN 4005 Asia Discourses

HUMN 4006 Humanism and the Individual

HUMN 4898 Honours Project

HUMN 4899 Honours Project
HUMN 1006 Introduction to the Humanities

HUMN 2006 Human Self-discovery

HUMN 2007 Chinese and Western Modes of Thought

HUMN 3005 Artistic Creativity & Aesthetics Awareness

HUMN 3006 Great Works in the Humanities

HUMN 3007 Language and the Humanities

HUMN 3015 The Making of the Contemporary World

HUMN 3065 Research Methods in the Humanities

HUMN 4005 Asia Discourses

HUMN 4025 Cultural Studies

HUMN4898 Honours Project

HUMN4899 Honours Project

 

24 units of HUM Elective Courses:
Applicable to students admitted in AY 2012/13 and afterwards

*At least TWO courses from each of the following groups:

Group A: Theory and Culture

This concentration aims at developing students’ understanding of some basic theories in the study of humanities and endowing them with solid cultural knowledge and literacy. It covers the studies of culture from the classical, contemporary and comparative perspectives, emphasizing reflective understanding of different cultural traditions like western and Chinese cultures. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge, theories and skills to engage with critical analysis and reflection concerning cultural issues.

HUMN 1005 The Study of Culture

HUMN 2025 Gender: Theory and Culture

HUMN 2026 Globalization and Culture

HUMN 2035 Introduction to Western Classical Culture

HUMN 2036 Media and Communication: Issues, Concepts and Theories 

HUMN 3026 Creative Industries: Theories and Practices

HUMN 3027 Death and Culture

HUMN 3035 Devil and Culture

HUMN 3036 Human Beings and Their Imaginary Monsters

HUMN 3057 Politics of the Ordinary

HUMN 3066 Critical Theories I: From Marx to Adorno

HUMN 4006 Humanism and the Individual

HUMN 4007 Body Cultures

HUMN 4015 Histories and Narratives

HUMN 4016 Major Thinkers in Humanities

HUMN 4035 Special Topics in Theory and Culture

HUMN 4047 Critical Theories II: From Marcuse to Post-Marxism


Group B: Media Studies

This concentration aims at developing students’ critical understanding of various forms of media cultures. It covers studies of different genres of practices: from traditional arts to contemporary and digital forms of media in local and global contexts. Graduates will possess the skills to reflect, analyse and assess the role and impact of media in contemporary society. 

HUMN 2017 A Lifelong Romance with Films

HUMN 2025 Gender: Theory and Culture

HUMN 2027 Introduction to the Art of Theatre

HUMN 2036 Media and Communication: Issues, Concepts and Theories

HUMN 3026 Creative Industries: Theories and Practices

HUMN 3036 Human Beings and Their Imaginary Monsters

HUMN 3037 New Media Cultures

HUMN 3045 Popular Music Studies

HUMN 3046 Science Fiction, Film and Culture

HUMN 3055 Popular Media and Public Culture in Hong Kong

HUMN 3056 Hong Kong Films and Society

HUMN 3075 East Asia Media Culture in the Global Age

HUMN 3076 Digital Humanities

HUMN 4007 Body Cultures

HUMN 4017 Media Representations of Ethnicity

HUMN 4036 Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies 


Group C: Arts and Creativity

This concentration aims at developing students’ knowledge and understanding of arts and creativity both theoretically and practically. It covers studies in different forms of arts in classical as well as contemporary perspectives. Graduates will possess a solid foundation to engage with artistic processes and works critically and creatively.

HUMN 2015  Writing Seminar: Workshop in Creative Writing
 
HUMN 2016  Performing as Human Experience
 
HUMN 2027  Introduction to the Art of Theatre
 
HUMN 2045  The Art of Speech: Appreciation & Practice
 
HUMN 2047  City, Space and Creativity 
 
HUMN 3016 Professional Writing Practicum: Essentials of the Craft Writing

HUMN 3025 Chinese Song Lyric Writing

HUMN 3026 Creative Industries: Theories and Practices

HUMN 3045 Popular Music Studies

HUMN 3047 The Present State of the Arts

HUMN 4026 The Art of Creating Stories: Writing and Appreciation

HUMN 4027 The Double Face of Creativity: Fact and Fiction

HUMN 4037 Special Topics in Arts and Creativity


Study Plan

 

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

GE English I

3

GE English II

3

GE Chinese

3

GE Information Management Technology

3

GE Values & the Meaning of Life

3

GE History & Civilization

3

GE Physical Education

1

GE Numeracy

3

HUMN 1005

The Study of Culture

(Applicable to students admitted before AY 2015/16)


HUMN 1006

Introduction to the Humanities

(Applicable to students admitted in AY 2015/16 and afterwards) 


3

GE Physical Education

1

Free Elective 1

3

Free Elective 2  

3

U-Life

-

U-Life

-

 

16

 

16


Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN 2005

Humanities Study and Research Methods
(Applicable to students admitted before AY 2015/16)

HUMN 2007

Chinese and Western Modes of Thought
(Applicable to students admitted in AY 2015/16 and afterwards)

3

HUM 2006

Human Self-Discovery

3

HUM Major Elective 1

3

HUM Major Elective 2

3

GE Distribution 1

3

GE Distribution 2

3

GE Public Speaking (Core)

3

GE Distribution 3

3

Free Elective 3

3

GE Distribution 4

3

 

 

Free Elective 4

3

 

15

 

18

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN 3006

Great Works in the Humanities

3

HUMN 2007

Chinese and Western Modes of Thought
(Applicable to students admitted before AY 2015/16)

HUMN 3065

Research Methods in the Humanities
(Applicable to students admitted in AY 2015/16 and afterwards)

3

HUMN 3005

Artistic Creativity and Aesthetics Awareness

3

HUMN 3007

Language and the Humanities

3

HUM Major Elective 3

3

HUM Major Elective 5

3

HUM Major Elective 4

3

HUM Major Elective 6

3

Free Elective 5

3

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 7

3

 

 

 

18

 

15

 

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN 4005

Asia Discourses

3

HUMN 3015

The Making of the Contemporary World

3

HUMN 4898

Honours Project

3

HUMN 4899

Honours Project

3

HUM Major Elective 7

3

HUMN 4006

Humanism and the Individual
(Applicable to students admitted before AY 2015/16)

HUMN 4025

Cultural Studies
(Applicable to students admitted in AY 2015/16 and afterwards)

3

Free Elective 8

3

HUM Major Elective 8

3

Free Elective 93Free Elective 103
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