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Undergraduate Course Offering for Fall 2018

Under a policy approved by the Senate, exceptions to the general University policy stating that English is the medium of instruction will be permitted when the courses are related to the area of Chinese studies and are approved by the School of Humanities and Social Science. Courses approved to be taught in Chinese carry a [PU] or [CA] notation in the course description, which indicates the spoken language used in teaching: [PU] stands for Putonghua; and [CA] for Cantonese.

Courses marked with a [C] in the course description are not taught in Chinese but may require students to read materials in Chinese. Students who have difficulty reading materials in Chinese should consult the instructor concerned prior to enrolling in these courses. Alternative English reading materials may be provided.

School-Sponsored Course
History and Anthropology
Philosophy and Religion
Studio Arts


course syllabus
School-Sponsored Course
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1000A Cultures and Values: Language, Communication and Society Cathy Pan
HUMA1000B Cultures and Values: Righteousness, Destiny and Well-being Sai-lok Nam
HUMA1001A Foundational Texts in the Humanities: Aristotle x Mencius – The Basic Concepts of Logic & Rhetoric [C][CA] Kam-ming Yip
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1010 Introduction to Language Dechao Li
HUMA1030 Structure of the Chinese Language [C] Dechao Li
HUMA1060 Introduction to Mandarin Chinese Grammar [C][PU] Min Zhang
HUMA4020*# Language and Literature in Modern China [C][PU] Jingtao Sun
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1300 Introduction to Western Literature Xiaolu Ma
HUMA3202* Chinese Creative Writing: Reading Literary Classics and Writing Essays [C][PU] Yi-chin Lo
HUMA3220 Modern Chinese Poetry [C][PU] Shengqing Wu
HUMA4250* Masterpieces of Modern Literature Xiaolu Ma
History and Anthropology
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1440# Modern China [C] Virgil Ho >
HUMA1520 Modern East Asia Chenyi Wang >
HUMA1620 Human Culture and Society Lucia Liu
HUMA1630 Popular Religion in South China [C][CA] Tik-sang Liu >
HUMA2588 Nazism and German Society, 1914-1945 Joshua Derman
HUMA2595 Science, Technology and Modern Life Chenyi Wang
HUMA2623 Cultural Sustainability in South China [CA][PU] Wing-ho Wong
HUMA2638 Peoples and Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia Jianxiong Ma >
HUMA2661 Chinese Oil Painting Anna Kwong
HUMA3630# Community and Cultural Identity Siu-woo Cheung
HUMA4520* History of US-China Relations David Chang >
Philosophy and Religion
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1811 History of Chinese Philosophy [C][CA] Simon Wong
HUMA4700*# Confucianism in a Global Context Charles Chan
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1100 Music of the World Isaac Droscha
HUMA1102 Enjoyment of Classical Music (L1 & L2) Matthew Tommasini
HUMA2103* Introduction to Music Composition Ilari Kaila
HUMA2104 Music Theory I Ilari Kaila
HUMA3101 Enjoyment of Western Opera Isaac Droscha
HUMA3102* Making Chamber Music A (L1, L2 & L3) Amy Sze
Studio Arts
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HART1014 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy [C][CA] Yung Chan
HART1017 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Acty Tang
HART1024 Introduction to Creative Cantonese Playwriting [C][CA] Hoi-fai Wu
HART1027 Fundamental Techniques in Stage Movement Acty Tang
HART1034 Light and Art Cornelia Erdmann
HART1036 Introduction to Graphic Design Alice Lo
HART1038 Introduction to Portrait Photography Leon Suen

* non-common core course
^ Chinese communication course
# GCS course
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