Area of Inquiry

Humanities

Rationale

The aim of this AoI is to enable students to appreciate how intellectual, moral, material, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of human existence have been explored from critical, creative, historical and analytic perspectives, to think about the meaning of our own lives, and to seek wisdom and virtue, as embodied in the HKU motto: Sapientia et Virtus.

Themes

This AoI will comprise five interdisciplinary themes that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, all of which address the intellectual, moral, material, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of human existence:

  • The Creative Arts
  • Historical Awareness: Past and Present
  • Language, Communication and Society
  • Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Ethics and Society