HUM-278 / 2 credits

Teacher: Lam Ngan Ting Katy

Language: English


Summary

Hong Kong and Taiwan have experienced significant social changes in the last decades. This course aims to provide students a broad knowledge foundation to understand the two East Asian societies from their historical origins to current situations in multiple dimensions.

Content

Keywords

Hong Kong

Taiwan

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of major developments of Hong Kong and Taiwan in historical, social, economic and cultural dimensions
  • Analyze the current social situations of Hong Kong and Taiwan and their causes and significances

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Lecture, class discussion, group work

Expected student activities

Pre-class readings, class participation, group debates

Assessment methods

1. A group presentation

2. An individual written report on a book/ an article/ a film related to Hong Kong or Taiwan of the student's choice

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 80
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Social changes in Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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