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Undergraduate Course Offering for Fall 2019

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
HUMA1000E Cultures and Values: Freedom, Justice, and the Good Eric Nelson
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1020 Chinese Writing and Culture [C] Jingtao Sun
HUMA1030 Structure of the Chinese Language [C] Dechao Li
HUMA2010 Metaphors in English and Chinese [C] Min Zhang
HUMA2031 The Cantonese Language [C][CA] Carine Yiu
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1210 Chinese Women on Screen Daisy Du
HUMA2310 Traditional Chinese Fiction [C][PU] Shengqing Wu
HUMA2320* Chinese Drama [C][PU] Siya Li
HUMA3202* Chinese Creative Writing: Reading Literary Classics and Writing Essays [C][PU] Yi-chin Lo
HUMA4000J* The Search for Identity: On Self and Community May-yi Shaw
History and Anthropology
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1420 Late Imperial China from Yuan to Qing Venus Viana
HUMA1440# Modern China [C] Virgil Ho >
HUMA1520 Modern East Asia David Chang >
HUMA1671 Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong Culture [C][CA] Sau-yan Chan
HUMA1672 Studio Arts Workshops: Cantonese Opera [C][CA] Sau-yan Chan
HUMA2597 Environmental History Jenny Smith
HUMA2621 Culture and Environment Jianxiong Ma >
HUMA2660^ Introduction to Chinese Painting [C][PU] Flora Fu
HUMA2670 Understanding Western Painting Anna Kwong
HUMA3630# Community and Cultural Identity Siu-woo Cheung
HUMA4610*# Heritage in Cross-cultural Perspective Tik-sang Liu
Philosophy and Religion
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1810 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy [C][CA] Charles Chan
HUMA4000L* Philosophy of History and Society [co-listed with HUMA6003E] Eric Nelson
HUMA4840* Selected Readings of Religious Taoism [C][CA] Kam-ming Yip
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1100 Music of the World (L1 & L2) Timothy Page
HUMA1102 Enjoyment of Classical Music Isaac Droscha
HUMA2101 Enjoyment of Western Opera Isaac Droscha
HUMA2103* Introduction to Music Composition Ilari Kaila
HUMA2104 Music Theory I Ilari Kaila
HUMA2105 Music, Drama and Theatre Isaac Droscha & Mandy Petty
HUMA3102* Making Chamber Music A (L1, L2 & L3) Amy Sze
Studio Arts
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HART1001 Arts and Creativity Brian Lau
HART1014 Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy [C][CA] Yung Chan
HART1026 Connecting Acting with Public Speaking Krissy Lam
HART1028 Devised Theatre: Contemporary Creative Process for Performance Acty Tang
HART1036 Introduction to Graphic Design Alice Lo
HART1038 Introduction to Portrait Photography Leon Suen
HART1046 Introduction to Interior Design Manuela Catania

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