Course Description for GECW1010

(1) Idea of a university: origin, values, purposes; debates about higher education; universities in the modern world. (2) Idea of This University: higher education in Asia and Hong Kong; history and mission of this university; policy and individual choice. (3) Tradition and Modernity: concept of modernity; modernization in Western civilization and in China (mid-Qing to the present); tensions between tradition and modernity. (4) China and the West: different cultural traditions; historical roots, contacts and interactions, globalization and challenges. (5) Academic Study Skills (interwoven into the course). The course includes both lectures (2/3) and tutorials (1/3).

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