GE1204 - Living with the Unexpected and Unknown in Modern Society

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Accountancy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with knowledge about the "risk environment" in modern society which comprises of perceptions about the loss potential associated with the interrelationship among humans, and between humans and their natural (physical), biological, technological, behavioral and financial environments; develop students' ability to assess risk from multiple perspectives including economics, sociology, psychology, engineering, law, political science and geography in a global context; improve students' Risk Intelligence (Risk IQ, Apgar 2006), i.e. ability to manage what we don't know; it consists of whatever collective experience which can help determine the evolving drivers of a risk; develop students' ability to engage in debates of major risk management doctrines and issues in modern society, both verbally and in written form, with the appropriate supporting reasons and analyses, individually and in a team environment.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2-3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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