GE2103 - Appreciating Masterpieces of Western Culture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

To enhance students’ understanding of Western culture and civilization, this GE course is designed to give undergraduate students of all specializations – not least those in science and technology – an opportunity to acquire some basic knowledge about the achievements of Western civilization in arts and literature, and the important philosophical ideas behind those achievements. This GE course will provide students with a sense of discovery, and by discussing many of the canonical works in arts and literature, they will be able to appreciate the importance of humanistic ideas in the history of the West. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with factual knowledge by reading the designated texts and supplementary materials. They will continue discussion in tutorials and online on the Blackboard, and they will have a mid-term quiz as well as a final examination.

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

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


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