Courses of the thematic clusters of ‘Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth’ and
‘The Universe and the Question of Meaning”

Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth’ aligns with the University’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals and addresses the pressing question of sustainability across multiple domains of knowledge and practice.

Scientific & Technological Literacy
CCST9001 Redesigning Life
CCST9002 Quantitative Literacy in Science, Technology and Society
CCST9003 Everyday Computing and the Internet
CCST9006 Chasing Biomedical Miracles: Promises and Perils
CCST9008 Infectious Disease in a Changing World
CCST9009 Living with Stem Cells
CCST9010 The Science of Crime Investigation
CCST9012 Our Place in the Universe
CCST9013 Our Living Environment
CCST9014 Science and Music
CCST9015 Electronic Technologies in Everyday Life
CCST9016 Energy: Its Evolution and Environmental Impacts
CCST9017 Hidden Order in Daily Life: A Mathematical Perspective
CCST9018 Origin and Evolution of Life
CCST9019 Understanding Climate Change
CCST9020 Sustainable Development of the Built Environment
CCST9021 Hong Kong: Our Marine Heritage
CCST9022 How the Mass Media Depicts Science, Technology and the Natural World
CCST9023 The Oceans: Science and Society
CCST9025 Genetics and Human Nature
CCST9026 Scientific Revolutions: Their Continuing Impact on Our World and Society
CCST9027 The Science of Irrational Thinking
CCST9029 Cyberspace Crime: Technology and Ethics
CCST9030 Forensic Science: Unmasking Evidence, Mysteries and Crimes
CCST9032 “Intelligent” Architecture and Sustainability
CCST9033 Left Brain, Right Brain: Science and Myth
CCST9034 Living in a Hazardous World
CCST9035 Making Sense of Science-related Social Issues
CCST9036 Material World: Past, Present, and Future
CCST9037 Mathematics: A Cultural Heritage
CCST9038 Science and Science Fiction
CCST9039 Statistics and Our Society
CCST9042 The World of Waves
CCST9043 Time’s Arrow
CCST9045 The Science and Lore of Culinary Culture
CCST9046 The Science of the Mind-body-health Relationship
CCST9047 The Age of Big Data
CCST9048 Simplifying Complexity
CCST9049 From Human Vision to Machine Vision
CCST9052 Coffee, Cigarettes, and Alcohol
CCST9053 Responding to Natural Disasters
CCST9054 War, Peace and the Natural World
CCST9055 Beauty Secrets: Science and Consumerism
CCST9056 The Force is with You: How Things Work
Humanities
CCHU9001 Designs on the Future: Sustainability of the Built Environment
CCHU9002 Battles for Bodies: The Birth of Surveillance Society
CCHU9003 Making History: Engaging with the Powerful Past
CCHU9005 Food and Values
CCHU9006 Girl Power in a Man’s World
CCHU9007 Sexuality and Gender: Diversity and Society
CCHU9009 Moral Controversies in Contemporary Society
CCHU9010 Being Different: Understanding People with Disabilities
CCHU9011 Social Divisions in Contemporary Societies
CCHU9012 Body, Beauty and Fashion
CCHU9014 Spirituality, Religion and Social Change
CCHU9015 Sex and Intimacy in Modern Times
CCHU9021 Critical Thinking in Contemporary Society
CCHU9022 Journey into Madness: Conceptions of Mental Health and Mental Illness
CCHU9023 Shaping the Landscape: A Quest for Harmony between Nature and the City
CCHU9024 The Last Dance: Understanding Death and Dying
CCHU9026 Cultures of Violence: Making Sense of the Human Fighting Instinct
CCHU9030 Image, Space and Society
CCHU9032 Language, Institution and Power
CCHU9034 Metropolitan Visions: Modernity, Architecture and the City
CCHU9038 Music and the Human Body
CCHU9039 Sexuality and Culture
CCHU9042 Human Language: Nature or Nurture?
CCHU9043 Rethinking Women: The Big Debates
CCHU9044 Creative Arts as a Way of Knowing
CCHU9045 Vision: The Science and Art of Perception
CCHU9047 The Press, the Public and the Public Sphere
CCHU9048 The City: Histories of Urbanism and the Built Environment
CCHU9049 Reinventing Classical Music
CCHU9050 Freedom: Spirits, Experiences, and Expressions
CCHU9052 The Best Things in Life: A Philosophical Exploration
CCHU9053 Contested Words, Disputed Symbols
CCHU9054 Borderlines – Questioning Boundaries in a Vague World
CCHU9056 Virtual Worlds, Real Bodies
CCHU9057 Killing Stories: A Search for Truth in the Narratives of War
CCHU9058 Nature in the City: Beyond the Concrete Jungle
CCHU9059 Making and Appreciating Drama
CCHU9060 Games: Play, Learning and Society
CCHU9061 Science and Religion: Conflict or Conversation?
CCHU9062 Buddhist Visions in World Cinema
CCHU9063 Cultures of Madness
CCHU9065 A Life Worth Living
CCHU9066 Human Learning: A Life-long Adventure
CCHU9069 Finance and Society: How Human Societies have Innovated to Deal with Risk
Global Issues
CCGL9002 Hong Kong Culture in the Context of Globalization
CCGL9003 Contagions: Global Histories of Disease
CCGL9004 Governance and Democracy in the Age of Globalization
CCGL9007 Youth in a Global World
CCGL9008 Cybersocieties: Understanding Technology as Global Change
CCGL9009 Local Cultures and Global Markets
CCGL9014 Thinking about Global Ethics
CCGL9015 Globalization and Migration
CCGL9016 Feeding the World
CCGL9017 Food: Technology, Trade and Culture
CCGL9018 Corporate Social Responsibility
CCGL9019 Economic Globalization: Issues and Challenges
CCGL9020 Environment, Globalization, and Institutions
CCGL9021 Globalization and Tourism
CCGL9023 Internet, Media and Society
CCGL9024 The Life and Death of Languages: Diversity, Identity and Globalization
CCGL9026 Think Global, Act Local: You, Hong Kong, and the World
CCGL9027 Criminal Entrepreneurs, Clandestine Globalization and the Illicit World Political Economy
CCGL9028 Gender, Health, and Globalization
CCGL9030 Understanding the Financial Crisis
CCGL9031 Entrepreneurship: Global and Social Development
CCGL9032 Rule of Law in a Globalizing World
CCGL9033 Weapons of Mass Destruction: Science, Proliferation and Terrorism
CCGL9034 Globalization and Architecture
CCGL9035 Challenges of Global Governance: Past and Present
CCGL9036 Dilemmas of Humanitarian Intervention
CCGL9038 English as a Global Language in Asian Contexts
CCGL9040 Energy Futures, Globalization and Sustainability
CCGL9044 Mobile Identities: Person, Place, and Global Flows
CCGL9047 Power, Leadership, and Legitimacy in a Globalizing World
CCGL9048 Global Crime and Injustice
CCGL9049 Carbon, Money, and Lifestyle
CCGL9050 Europe without Borders?
CCGL9051 Technology, Power, and Culture in the Global Age
CCGL9052 Some We Love, Some We Eat: Human-Animal Relationships in the Global Marketplace
CCGL9053 Suicide: Risks, Research, and Realities
CCGL9054  Responding to the Challenges of Aging Societies
China: Culture, State and Society
CCCH9001 Chinese House and Garden: Architecture, Landscape, and Material Culture
CCCH9002 Chinese Cities in the 21st Century
CCCH9003 Modernity and Traditional Chinese Thought
CCCH9004 Ideas and Images of the West in Late Imperial China
CCCH9005 The Chinese Cultural Revolution
CCCH9006 China’s Modernization in the East Asian Context
CCCH9007 China in the Global Economy
CCCH9011 China’s Rise and Asia’s Future
CCCH9013 Love, Marriage and Sex in Modern China
CCCH9014 Social Development Challenges in China
CCCH9015 Population, Society and Sustainable Development in Hong Kong
CCCH9016 Hong Kong: Becoming a Chinese Global City
CCCH9017 People, Propaganda and Profit: Understanding Media in China
CCCH9020 Science and Technology: Lessons from China
CCCH9021 Chinese Business Practice and Society: Past and Present
CCCH9023 Family and Development in Modern China
CCCH9024 Following the Dao: Ways of Life in Chinese Thought
CCCH9025 Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought
CCCH9028 Hong Kong and China’s Economic Development
CCCH9029 Ideas and Practices of Healing in Traditional China
CCCH9033 Sustainable Urban Development and Hong Kong
CCCH9035 Music Along the Silk Road
CCCH9036 Environmental Pollution in China
CCCH9039 Curing the Chinese: Medicine and Society in Modern China
CCCH9041 The Rule of Law in Contemporary China
CCCH9042 Corruption and Anticorruption in China
CCCH9050 Blessings or Curses? World Heritage Sites in China and their Sustainability 
CCCH9051 Digitizing Cultural Heritage in Greater China

 

‘The Universe and the Question of Meaning’ is designed for those most interested in cross-overs between different ways of knowing the world, practices of spirituality, and philosophical reflections on meaning, ethics and well-being.

Scientific & Technological Literacy
CCST9001 Redesigning Life
CCST9012 Our Place in the Universe
CCST9018 Origin and Evolution of Life
CCST9026 Scientific Revolutions: Their Continuing Impact on Our World and Society
CCST9027 The Science of Irrational Thinking
CCST9043 Time’s Arrow
CCST9051 What are We Made of – the Fundamental Nature of Matter
CCST9058 Learning and the Brain
CCST9060 Exploring Human Longevity
Humanities
CCHU9009 Moral Controversies in Contemporary Society
CCHU9014 Spirituality, Religion and Social Change
CCHU9024 The Last Dance: Understanding Death and Dying
CCHU9052 The Best Things in Life: A Philosophical Exploration
CCHU9061 Science and Religion: Conflict or Conversation?
CCHU9062 Buddhist Visions in World Cinema
CCHU9065 A Life Worth Living
Global Issues
CCGL9003 Contagions: Global Histories of Disease
CCGL9008 Cybersocieties: Understanding Technology as Global Change
CCGL9014 Thinking about Global Ethics
CCGL9042 The Evolution of Civilization
China: Culture, State and Society
CCCH9003 Modernity and Traditional Chinese Thought
CCCH9018 Buddhism and Chinese Culture
CCCH9024 Following the Dao: Ways of Life in Chinese Thought
CCCH9025 Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought
CCCH9029 Ideas and Practices of Healing in Traditional China
CCCH9037 Chinese Mythology
CCCH9049 Chinese Medicine: Innovation, Tradition, and Experience