To enhance students’ understanding of the basic knowledge in the field of humanities, this course offers a study of selected great works in literature, history, philosophy, art, music etc that shaped and represented the disciplines in the humanities. They may be ancient or modern, as well as East or West but have been greatly influential across the centuries, and continue to influence the way we think and act. By reading and explaining the works, the life and time of the authors, the important ideas and the influences of the great works will be discussed. Students will learn to explore the origins and developments of the selected great works. They will also learn how to discover and analyse the features and significances of the selected great works and take these ideas as the starting point for debate.