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Programme Structure and Curriculum
Curriculum Structure
Units
Components
31
A. General Education
4
B. Social Sciences Common Core
36
C. Global and China Studies Core Courses
Of which:
9
Global Studies Theories
9
Research Skills
9
Researching China in the World and the World in China
3
Summer Sojourn I
6
Honours Project
24
D. Global and China Studies Elective Courses
33
E. Free Electives
128
Total
36 units
Global and China Studies Core courses
9
i) Global Studies Theory
3
GCST 1005 Approaches in Global Studies
3
GCST 2005 China and the Contemporary Global Order
3
GCST 4005 Alternative Globalisation
9
ii) Research Skill
3
Quantitative Social Science Methods1
3
Qualitative Social Science Methods
3
GCST 3007 Research Writing
9
iii) Researching China in the World and the World in China
3
GCST 2006 A Political Economy of Global China
3
GCST 2015 Cultural Heritage and Chinese Society
3
GCST 2016 Sustainable China: Environment and Development Issues
9
iv) Experiential Learning and Capstone3
3
GCST 2017 Summer Sojourn I
6
GCST 4898/4899 Honours Project
24 units
Global and China Studies Elective Courses1
3
(a) Experiential Learning and Capstone
3
GCST 2025 Global China Work Placement2
3
GCST 3006 Undergraduate Research Fellowship
3
GCST 3005 Summer Sojourn II2
3
(b) Foreign Relations and Politics
3
ECON 4005 China's Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
3
GCST 2007 China’s Foreign Relations in a Global Context: Key Concepts and Major Issues
3
GEOG 2017 Globalization of Economic Activities
3
HIST 2305 China and the West since 1500
3
HIST 3105 Contemporary China
3
HIST 3116 Foreign Relations of Modern China
3
HIST 3127 Historical Interactions of China and the World
3
HIST 3135 The Socialist and Communist Traditions
3
HIST 4106 Contemporary Chinese Political Thought
3
HIST 4107 History of Taiwan
3
SOCI 4066 Chinese Nationalism and Identity Politics
3
POLS 2015 Government and Politics of Hong Kong
3
POLS 3017 Government and Politics of China
3
POLS 3237 Social and Political Developments in Contemporary China
3
POLS 3245 China and the World
3
(c) Innovation, Economics and Development
3
ECON 2015 Hong Kong Economy
3
ECON 3006 Asia-Pacific Economies
3
ECON 3026 Chinese Economic Developments
3
ECON 3095 Urban and Regional Economic Development in China
3
ECON 3087 Understanding the Digital Economy
3
ECON 4027 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance in China
3
ECON 4007 Money and Finance in China
3
ECON 4017 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Economy: China and Global Development
3
GEOG 2025 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: A Survey
3
GEOG 4055 Rural and Agricultural Development in China
3
HIST 4127 Social and Economic Development of Modern China
3
SOCI 3045 China and Tourism
3
SOCI 3046 Chinese Capitalisms
3
SOCI 3047 Consumption in China
3
SOCI 4015 East Asia: Economic Miracles and Social Change
3
(d) Culture, Heritage and Communities
3
GEOG 4076 Urban Cultural Landscape
3
HIST 2105 Introduction to Modern Chinese History
3
HIST 3325 History of Chinese Food Culture in Global Perspective
3
HIST 4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912
3
SOCI 2016 Modern Chinese Society
3
SOCI 2037 Unity and Diversity: The Making of Chinese Culture and Society
3
SOCI 4006 Chinese Family and Kinship
3
SOCI 4046 Social Networks and Chinese Society
3
SOCI 4055 Gender in Contemporary China
3
SOCI 4057 China’s Social Classes under Economic Reform
3
(e) People, City/Environment and Resources
3
ECON 4026 Smart Cities: China and Global Development
3
GEOG 3006 Regional Geography of China
3
GEOG 3017 Global Environmental Issues & Sustainability
3
GEOG 4016 Sustainable Energy and Technological Innovation in China
3
GEOG 4047 Resource and Environmental Management in China
3
GEOG 4056 Selected Topics in the Geography of China (Human Geography)
3
GEOG 4057 Selected Topics in the Geography of China (Physical & Environmental Geography)
3
GEOG 4077 Urban Development and Planning in Hong Kong
3
GEOG 4085 Urban Development in China
3
HIST 3317 The Chinese Diaspora
3
HIST 4206 The Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia
3
SOCI 3055 Population and Social Developments in China
3
SOCI 4065 Chinese Entrepreneurship and Overseas Chinese in the Global Context

Remarks:

  1. Some of the courses on this list are offered on a biannual basis, subject to the offering department’s decision. 

  2. Students taking either GCST 2025 Global China Work Placement, GCST3005 Summer Sojourn II, or SOSC3005 Community & Civic Engagement will fulfil the requirement derived from experiential Learning in Action. Hence, students are required to take a total of 27 units of Global and China Studies Elective Courses.

Schedule of courses by semester
First Year
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total
SOSC 1006 Invitation to Social Sciences 1 - 1
GCST 1005 Approaches to Global Studies 3 - 3
GCST 2005 China and the Contemporary Global Order - 3 3
GFHC History and Civilization - 3 3
UCLC 1008-9 University English I and II 3 3 6
UCLC 1005 University Chinese 3 - 3
GFVM Values and the Meaning of Life 3 - 3
University Life 0 0 0
Free Electives 3 6 9
16 15 31
Second Year
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total
GCST 2006 A political economy of global China 3 - 3
GCST 2015 Cultural heritage and Chinese society - 3 3
GCST 2016 Sustainable China: Environment and Development Issues - 3 3
GCST 2017 Summer Sojourn I - 3 3
Global and China Studies Elective courses 3 3 6
SOSC 3005/3006* Community & Civic Engagement/ Global Outreach* - 3 3
GE Quantitative Reasoning 3 - 3
GE Healthy Lifestyle - 2 2
GE The Art of Persuasion 2 - 2
Free Electives 6 - 6
17 17 34
Third Year
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total
Quantitative Social Science Methods 3 - 3
Qualitative Social Science Methods - 3 3
GCST 3007 Research Writing - 3 3
Global and China Studies Elective Courses 6 0 6
SOSC 3005/3006 Community & Civic Engagement/ Global Outreach* - 3 3
GE Interdisciplinary Thematic Courses 3 3 6
GE Capstone - 3 3
Free Electives 3 3 6
15 18 33
Fouth Year
Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total
GCST 4005 Alternative Globalisations - 3 3
GCST 4898/4899 Honours Project 3 3 6
Global and China Studies Elective Courses 6 3 9
Free Electives 6 6 12
15 15 30
Total
128

 Note *

Students taking either GCST 2025 Global China Work Placement, SOSC3005 Community & Civic Engagement or GCST3005 Summer Sojourn II will fulfil both the Programme requirement of Experiential Learning and Capstone and the requirements of ‘Community and Civic Engagement’ and/or ‘Global Outreach’  under “Social Sciences Common Core”. Students must fulfil the 3 units derived from Experiential Learning in Action by taking Global and China Elective Courses(s).