FHS mainland summer school an eye-opening experience
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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHS) of City University of Hong Kong launched the first credit-bearing Mainland Summer School this year. Fifty-one students gained fruitful learning experiences from a five-week study period on mainland campuses at Beijing Jiaotong University, Sichuan University and Zhejiang University from 18 July to 19 August. The Summer School fully demonstrates that CityU is committed to offering up-to-date and diversified out-of-classroom education to broaden students’ horizons.
A new initiative by the FHS, the Summer School placed students attending credit-bearing courses at the three mainland universities. The first four weeks consisted of lectures taught by professors from CityU and mainland universities. Courses covered an array of subjects such as philosophy, religion, translation, film, history and public policy. Students earned three credits for successfully completing one course. The fifth week was a study tour. By visiting historical landscapes such as
Dr Arthur Cheung, FHS Faculty Coordinator for Student Activities (Mainland), said the Summer School had brought new experiences to students in terms of both academic pursuit and personal growth. Studying and living on mainland campuses allowed students to mingle with mainland undergraduates, whose industrious attitude to learning provided a useful example on which
Yeung Kam-ling, Joe, a student of BA (Hons) Translation and Interpretation, selected courses on translation and interpretation, Chinese civilization, and English film studies. Attending lectures at
Learning experiences outside the classroom also proved rewarding. Enma Yeung and Icarus Kwok, both at the
By playing a major role in coordinating activities at the Summer School, students could acquire valuable communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Carol Wan, the treasurer of the student team studying at
CityU emphasizes professional education, applied research and whole person development. FHS Summer School fully exemplifies the spirit of whole person education. Credits earned from the Summer School can be counted as credits towards major or out-of-discipline subjects, depending on the majors of the students.