General Education Course Introduction
University GE is offered to all undergraduates. All students are required to complete a minimum of 18 units of GE courses. The General Education (GE) Programme is composed of two parts—General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme and General Education Elective (GEE) Programme.
1、General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme
The GEF Programme aims to provide all undergraduate students with a common learning experience and foundation for university learning. It consists of two compulsory courses:
• GFH1000 In Dialogue with Humanity
• GFN1000 In GFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature
All students are required to complete these two courses which engage students in dialogues on perennial concerns of human existence through the reading of classics. Taught in seminar style, they are designed to help students cultivate knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are essential for independent learning.
2、General Education Elective (GEE) Programme.
All students should complete at least one course (3 units) from each of the following Four Areas of University GE:
• Area A (GEA) Chinese Cultural Heritage
This area introduces students to the essential characteristics of Chinese culture. By way of an integrated approach, students will learn to appreciate and evaluate the Chinese cultural heritage and its relevance in modern life from a broad intellectual perspective.
• Area B (GEB) Nature, Science and Technology
This area broadens students’ perspectives on nature, science and technology. It introduces students to various principles, discoveries and methods of science. Students will learn to appraise with a scientific attitude and to evaluate humans’ role in being part of nature and the impact of science and technology on modern life.
• Area C (GEC) Society and Culture
This area enhances students’ understanding of the ways in which human societies are constituted and human cultures are represented, in their generality as well as diversity. Students are introduced to the theories and/or methodologies through which social, political, economic, or cultural issues are studied.
• Area D (GED) Self and Humanity
This area enables students to explore the diversity of human values, reflect on the meaning of human endeavours, and gain a better understanding of themselves.