Undergraduate Course Offering for Spring 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
Multidisciplinary 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
HUMA1000D Cultures and Values: Identity and Community, Contact and Conflict, and Justice and Resolution Lawrence Zhang
HUMA1001B Foundational Texts in the Humanities: The Four Books—Zhu Xi’s Reading
Charles Chan
Multidisciplinary Course
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA2400*# Approaches to Humanities in China Studies [C] Tik-sang Liu, May-yi Shaw & Jingtao Sun
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA2010 Metaphors in English and Chinese [C] Min Zhang
HUMA2050^ Classical Chinese [C][PU] Jingtao Sun
HUMA3030# Language, Communication and Culture Hideki Nishimura
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1210 Chinese Women on Screen Daisy Du
HUMA2280 Identity Goes Global: From Border Crossing to Boundary Remaking May-yi Shaw
HUMA3200# Questions of Humanity in World Literature May-yi Shaw
HUMA3203* Chinese Creative Writing: Reading Literary Classics and Writing Novels [C][PU] Lianke Yan
HUMA3210 Traditional Chinese Poetry: Tang and Song Poetry [C][PU] Siya Li
HUMA4220*# Verbal and Visual Representation of China Jianmei Liu
History and Anthropology
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1632 Community Heritage and Food Technology Siu-woo Cheung
HUMA1639 Marriage, Family and Kinship in Cross-cultural Perspectives Jianxiong Ma
HUMA1650 Appreciation of Western Art Anna Kwong
HUMA2440 20th-Century China in Documentary Films David Chang
HUMA2470 From Fung Shui to Mao’s Villages: City Plans, Urban Politics & the Unseen World of Chinese Villages [C] Virgil Ho
HUMA2590# The Making of the Modern World: Renaissance to the Present Joshua Derman
HUMA2595 Science, Technology and Modern Life Jenny Smith
HUMA2596 History of Biology and Medicine Jenny Smith
HUMA2632 Chinese Culture and Society in Anthropological Perspectives [C][CA] Siu-woo Cheung
HUMA2639 Death, Dead Bodies, and Culture Lucia Liu
HUMA4000K* New Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism: Global View with Emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Gideon Aran
HUMA4610*# Heritage in Cross-cultural Perspective Tik-sang Liu
Philosophy and Religion
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA2840 Buddhism and the Chinese Intellectual Tradition [C][PU] Simon Wong
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HUMA1100 Music of the World Isaac Droscha
HUMA1102 Enjoyment of Classical Music (L1 & L2) Ilari Kaila
HUMA2103* Introduction to Music Composition Matthew Tommasini
HUMA2104 Music Theory I Matthew Tommasini
HUMA2105 Music, Drama and Theatre Isaac Droscha & Mandy Petty
HUMA3103* Making Chamber Music B (L1, L2 & L3) Amy Sze
HUMA3105* Making Choral Music Isaac Droscha
Studio Arts
Course Code Course Title Instructor
HART1012 Introduction to Photography Leon Suen
HART1018 Introduction and Appreciation of Chinese Dance [C][PU] Enid Chung
HART1021 A Contemporary Approach to Painting Philippe Charmes
HART1022 Introduction to Acting Acty Tang
HART1023 Introduction to Experimental Animation Ken Yiu
HART1033 The Art and Making of Dance Video Acty Tang & Ken Yiu
HART1036 Introduction to Graphic Design Alice Lo
HART1039 The Art of Narrative in Drama Priscilla Lai

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

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