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Four-Year Curriculum Framework


HMW Academic Advising to Students 

Please click HERE to view the 2018-19 Academic Advising list to all current HUM and CPW students. You are encouraged to take the initiative to contact your advisors if you have any questions in your study life. 





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Please click HERE to get more info for the Gender Studies Concentration (launched in Sem 2, 2016/17).

Please click HERE to download the note to international students interested in HUM programme. 

The structure of the Humanities curriculum is as follows: 


Programme Structure


MajorUnits 
 Major Required courses  36
 Major Elective courses 24
  60
  
General Education & University Core courses  
 University English I & II  6
 University Chinese  3
 The Art of Persuasion  2
 Healthy Lifestyle  2
 Quantitative Reasoning  3
 History & Civilization  3
 Values & the Meaning of Life  3
 Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses  6
 GE Capstone  3
  31
  
 Free Electives  37
 Total Units:  128


36 units of HUM Required Courses:

HUMN 1006           Introduction to the Humanities        

HUMN 2006           Human Self-Discovery      

HUMN 2007           Chinese and Western Modes of Thought       

HUMN 3005           Artistic Creativity and 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  

HUMN 4898           Honours Project  

HUMN 4899           Honours Project   



24 units of HUM Elective Courses:

*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

University English I

3

University English II

3

University Chinese

3

GE History & Civilization

3

GE Values & the Meaning of Life

3

Free Elective 2

3

HUMN 1006

Introduction to the Humanities 


3

Free Elective 3

3

Free Elective 1

3

Free Elective 4

3




U-Life

-

U-Life

-

 

15

 

15


Year 2


Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN 2007

Chinese and Western Modes of Thought

3

HUM 2006

Human Self-Discovery

3

HUM Major Elective 1

3

HUM Major Elective 2

3

GE Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 1

3

University Healthy Lifestyle

2

University The Art of Persuasion 

2

GE Quantitative Reasoning

3

Free Elective 5

3

Free Elective 7

3

Free Elective 6

3

Free Elective 8

3

 

17

 

17

 

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

HUMN 3065

Research Methods in the Humanities

3

HUMN 3006

Great Works in the Humanities

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

GE Interdisciplinary Thematic  Courses 2

3

Free Elective 10

3

Free Elective 9

2

Free Elective 11

2

 

17

 

17

 

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 4025

Cultural Studies 

3

Free Elective 12

3

HUM Major Elective 8

3

GE Capstone3Free Elective 133
 15 15

Exchange opportunities

Each year, many of our undergraduate students join the Student Exchange Programmes and study in Asia, Australia, North America an