MISC Course List

WPEX2043 Adversity Management


This module develops students’ ability to adapt to and function in uncertain and adverse situations. In a day-and-night outdoor camp students face a number of challenges which aim to enable them to overcome basic mental obstacle processes that tend to limit their potential and performance, as well as enhance their ability to function and perform under stressful and unfavourable conditions. It is hoped that after graduation students will be able to transfer and transcend their awareness, knowledge and skills learned from this module into their life.

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GDHC1223 American History I: The Emergence of Modern America

美国历史 I:现代美国的崛起

This course explores the major political, economic and social themes in modern American history, relates America’s evolution to the rise of globalization, and prepares students for global citizenship. Students enhance their critical thinking skills through comparative analysis of America with other nations, and through detailed investigation of concepts, processes and events associated with turning points in American history. Throughout the course students are guided to recognize the social forces that transform the lives of individuals and mass populations, and alter relationships between nations.

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GDHC1243 American History II: American Culture and Ideas

美国历史 II:美国文化与思潮

This course explores the major cultural and intellectual themes in modern American history, relates America’s evolution to the predominant issues in modern social discourse, and prepares students for global citizenship. Students enhance their critical thinking skills through comparative analysis of America with other nations, and through detailed investigation of concepts, processes and events associated with cultural themes in American history. Throughout the course students are guided to recognize the cultural influences that change the beliefs of individuals and mass populations, and alter relationships between nations.

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GDHC1073 Buddhism Across Asia


This course is billed as a comprehensive introduction to the history of Buddhism as a transnational religion in Asia. It covers the Buddhist traditions as it has developed in the Indic cultural region, Central Asia and East Asia. It provides students with a general knowledge of Buddhist historical developments, the life of the Buddha, key concepts and monastic practices, so as to lay down a foundation for a better understanding of the Buddhism in world history. It aims to underline common threads of historical facts and movements which unify the Buddhist world. In addition to chapters from the prescribed textbook, John Strong's Experience of Buddhism will also provide students with structured access to the foundational texts of this great tradition.

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GDBM1003 Business and Society


This course aims to give non-business students an understanding of the role that business plays in society as well as providing them with meaningful and real-world-oriented information about how businesses function and their rights and responsibilities in society. A wide range of business topics will be covered to increase the students’ awareness of the role of business in society. This course will also help the student understand the issues that corporations and professional managers experience. As this course introduces students to an array of principles and new perspectives that will encourage critical thinking to contest their pre-existing ideas and beliefs, it will help them throughout their careers, either as an employee or as a manager.

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GDHC1253 China in Western Perspectives


This course introduces students to specific themes and approaches of understanding Chinese civilization and its legacies in historical perspectives through the Westerners’ eyes. It explores the question of what constitutes “China” from a variety of conventional European-inspired historical perspectives, and testifies a multiplicity of intellectual thoughts and attitudes that Westerners have brought to their attempts to deal with the phenomenon of China. At the end of the course, students are expected to have developed a critical reading and thinking ability to explore the universal values, attitudes, and the way how the West has understood China in the context of West-dominated historical narratives.

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ENG3853 Communication Through Oral Interpretation


This course aims to develop and improve students’ ability to become more verbal and confident with both speaking and overall communication through active pronunciation, read-aloud, and oral interpretation experiences. The main course objectives are to provide students with the linguistic and critical-thinking skills to interpret and to advance effective verbal and non-verbal communication in personal, professional, and community situations.

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STAT3053 Computer-Aided Data Analysis (for Non-STAT students)


- AIMS & OBJECTIVES 1. To introduce the applications of statistical methods in real data analysis. 2. To enable student to visualize and analyze data by statistical software SPSS. 3. To familiarize students with the popular statistical software SPSS in data analysis. 4. To provide hands-on practice with real life data. 5. To provide a stimulus for the student to take a greater role in her/his data analysis. - COURSE CONTENT 1. Getting started with SPSS and data file learning 2. Data description: graphical and numerical 3. Comparing groups 4. Looking at distributions 5. The normal distribution and its testing 6. Testing a hypotheses about two population means 7. The tests for paired data 8. Comparison for means in several populations 9. Measures of association and related testing 10. Linear regression and correlation 11. Analyzing residuals 12. Multiple regression 13. Modeling techniques and statistical diagnostics 14. Categorical data analysis 15. Contingency table and its statistical analysis

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GDHC1183 Conceptions of Nature from Aristotle to the 20th Century

亚里士多德到 20 世纪自然观发展

This course will examine diverse conceptions of nature and of man’s place in nature in different periods of history and in different cultures throughout the world. The course will explore the way in which religious traditions, philosophical thought and cultural traditions both influence people’s view of nature and are influenced by evolving conceptions of humanity’s relationship with nature.

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ENG3833 Creative Interpretation and Expression


The course primarily aims at opening up for students a range of experiences with reading and listening, further enhancing their literacy skills. It empowers students to: (1) engage in interpretive reading and listening (2) create meanings and experiences from what they have read and heard (3) express their personal responses to written and spoken literary works and song lyrics.

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ENG3823 Critical Thinking in English


Critical Thinking in English is designed to facilitate the improvement of our students’ skills in logic and argumentation, whilst at the same time acting as an advanced language course. The course acts as an introduction to various elements of critical thinking including argumentation, rhetoric, and debate. In developing these skills students will apply critical thinking to real-life situations and issues, which will help develop their understanding of the English language, and students should expect to improve their confidence and clarity in both spoken and written English. The overall aim is thus to educate students on how to use critical thinking in English to develop both their academic work and analytic capabilities more generally.

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DS2023 Data Analysis Using Python

Python 数据分析

This course introduces the concepts, principles and techniques of data analysis using python the programming language in domain specific fields. Students will learn about the basic concepts of data analysis and how to write and organize Python programs using control statements, functions, modules, and how to use Pandas module to do basic data analysis and visualization. After learning this course, students will know how to edit, debug, run Python programs and perform data analysis.

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WPEX1013 Emotional Intelligence


This module aims to improve students’ awareness of their own unique emotional patterns, their understanding of others’ emotions, as well as their abilities to empathise and act in responsible manners when working with others in team settings. After a series of interactive workshops, students will learn emotional intelligence techniques and skills through a number of wellness courses (e.g. Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation). Furthermore a practical group exercise will enable students to examine, reflect, and consolidate their newly acquired emotional management competencies and team skills.

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ENG3263 English Language Study Skills


This course is on further developing language skills for academic studies. It aims to help students use English to a high standard in an English medium learning environment and further develop their English language proficiency for effective communication. To achieve these objectives, the course will emphasize core competencies that are essential to the development of language skills (particularly speaking and writing) and to the effective English learning strategies, skills and language usage.

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WPEX2033 Environmental Awareness


This module aims to develop students’ understanding of global environmental problems, and to raise students’ environmental awareness and responsibility through environmental education and practices. After receiving proper training, students will be guided to initiate, implement and participate fully in environmental projects. Eventually, students are able to apply what they have gained from their experience to long-lasting individual and social life.

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