HUMA School-sponsored Courses
 Course Code   Course Title   Credit 
HUMA1000

Cultures and Values
The objectives of the course are for communicative capacity building through humanities knowledge and for enrichment of values and perspectives corresponding to the mission and vision of UST, rather than for enhancement of knowledge in specific branch of humanities. Values explored in this course will be drawn from those closely related to the mission and vision of UST like humanistic concerns of others and the environment, respect of differences and justice, communicative sensitivity, complexity of humanity, potential bias and fallacy in popular perceptions, values, and stereotyping, among others. The humanities disciplinary approaches will be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, anthropology, linguistics and art. The course is offered in separate sections, each has its specific values and approach identified by the teacher.
 

3
HUMA1001

Foundational Texts in the Humanities [C] [PU] [CA] [EN]
This course introduces students to foundational texts in the Chinese and Western humanities. In the process, it builds students’ skills at close reading, explication and analytical writing, while expanding their understanding of Chinese and Western cultures and civilizations. The course is offered in separate sections, each has its specific values and approach identified by the teacher. Each section may use different texts, either in Chinese or English. Students should review the texts to be used in each section before registration.
 

3
SHSS3001

Understanding China, 1700-2000: A Data-Analytic Approach [C]
The purpose of this course is to summarize some of the new directions in Chinese history and Chinese social science during the last two decades. The course eschews the standard chronological narrative arc for an analytic approach that focuses on specific data sets and distinguishes between data measurement and the production of new facts, and how these new facts complicate our understanding of current social theories. The primary motivation for this course design is to stimulate critical thinking, and to encourage students to question received wisdom.
 

3

Last update: 17 Jan 2017