Having accumulated substantial experience in the offering of GE courses, and to encourage further effort and devotion of resources in GE course development at the College/School level, each College/School is invited to develop signature GE courses.
To complement and enhance the current provision, and to truly “augment and round out the specialised training students receive in their majors by enabling them to achieve a breadth of knowledge through exposure to multiple disciplines” , the Colleges and Schools are invited to develop their own signature GE courses, which should be designed as “gateway” courses that open up their respective fields and disciplines for further exploration by:
It is desirable that the signature GE courses be designed and taught by senior academics or scholars who are not only recognized for their research but are also eloquent teachers.
The signature GE courses will be categorized as distributional GE courses under the three distributional areas of Arts and Humanities; Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations; and Science and Technology. These signature courses should have no prerequisites.
|GE Course||Area||Academic Unit|
|GE1137 Movies and Psychology||Area 1||SS|
|GE2133 The Life and Times of the English Language||Area 1||EN|
|GE2134 Critical and Creative Thinking||Area 1||POL|
|GE3107 Art and Emotion||Area 1||SCM|
|GE3108 Language in Art, Invention and Inspiration||Area 1||LT|
|GE3109 Hong Kong Legal System and One Country, Two Systems||Area 1||SLW|
|GE1222 Contemporary Accounting||Area 2||AC|
|GE2248 Persuasion in Everyday Life||Area 2||MKT|
|GE2258 Introduction to Economics||Area 2||EF|
|GE2260 Introduction to Finance||Area 2||EF|
|GE2262 Business Statistics||Area 2||MS|
|GE2263 Information Management||Area 2||IS|
|GE3204 Business and Hong Kong Society||Area 2||MGT|
|GE3206 China in World Affairs||Area 2||AIS|
|GE1305 Everyday Physics *||Area 3||PHY|
|GE1308 Energy: Today and Tomorrow||Area 3||SEE|
|GE1332 Beauty of Ancient Chinese Architecture||Area 3||ACE|
|GE1352 How Your Brain Works||Area 3||BMS|
|GE1354 Introduction to Electronic Design||Area 3||EE|
|GE2334 Science Versus Crime||Area 3||CHEM|
|GE2338 Internet Applications and Security||Area 3||CS|
|GE2339 Smart City – a Systems Engineering Perspective||Area 3||SEEM|
* GE1305 Everyday Physic (Signature GE course version) will be offered in the 2019/20 academic year. The existing version of GE1305 Everyday Physics: Its Impact on You and Society will be offered in the 2018/19 academic year.