Step 1/3:
Select courses that add up to make 30 credits in order to fulfil this pathway; but, keep in mind that additional courses can also be taken as free electives (you have an additional 90 credits to spend on electives).
1. Cultures / Societies pathway
A. Faculty of Arts
CHIN1115. Study of the Confucian canons and modern society (6 credits)
CHIN1124. Chinese dialects and sociolinguistics (6 credits)
CHIN1203. Chinese history and culture in the twentieth century (6 credits)
CHIN1206. Introduction to Chinese thought (6 credits)
CHIN1207. Traditional Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN1211. Economic and social development in China (6 credits)
CHIN1213. Folklore and modern Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN1214. Chinese and western cultures: a comparative study (6 credits)
CHIN2149. Chinese language from social perspectives (6 credits)
CHIN2164. The Analects and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2175. Historical-Comparative Linguistics and Chinese Dialectology (6 credits)
CHIN2176. Chinese Children’s Literature (6 credits)
CHIN2234. History of Chinese political institutions (6 credits)
CHIN2241. History of Chinese civilization (6 credits)
CHIN2243. History of Chinese science and civilization (6 credits)
CHIN2266. History education and Chinese culture (6 credits)
CHIN2268. History of China-West cultural exchanges (6 credits)
CHIN2273. Socio-economic history of China (6 credits)
CHIN2278. Travel and economic development in Chinese history (6 credits)
CLIT1008. Ways of reading: Film, literature, and culture (6 credits)
CLIT1009. Introduction to postcolonialism and culture (6 credits)
CLIT1010. Ways of thinking about culture and society (6 credits)
CLIT2007. Film culture I (6 credits)
CLIT2016. The body in culture (6 credits)
CLIT2026. Digital culture (6 credits)
CLIT2045. Colonialism/ postcolonialism (6 credits)
CLIT2050. Globalization and culture (6 credits)
CLIT2052. Chinese urban culture (6 credits)
CLIT2064. Hong Kong culture: Popular arts and everyday life (6 credits)
CLIT2065. Hong Kong culture: Representations of identity in literature and film (6 credits)
CLIT2083. Film art, language and culture (6 credits)
CLIT2085. Hong Kong: Community and cultural policy in the global context (6 credits)
CLIT2087. Modern Chinese culture and society: Rebellions and revolutions (6 credits)
CLIT2088. Critical approaches to film studies (6 credits)
CLIT2097. Independent documentaries: Theory and practice (6 credits)
ENGL1014. Imaginary geographies: The art of writing place (6 credits)
ENGL1016. Introduction to life writing (6 credits)
ENGL1017. Introduction to sociolinguistics (6 credits)
ENGL1024. Topics in world literature (6 credits)
ENGL1025. Understanding narratives (6 credits)
ENGL1033. Intercultural communication (6 credits)
ENGL1034. Language and prejudice (6 credits)
ENGL1037. Persuasion (6 credits)
ENGL1042. World Englishes (6 credits)
ENGL1052. Introduction to theatre studies (6 credits)
ENGL2002. Language in society (6 credits)
ENGL2030. New Englishes (6 credits)
ENGL2045. Travel writing (6 credits)
ENGL2074. Postcolonial readings (6 credits)
ENGL2075. The idea of China (6 credits)
ENGL2097. Imagining Hong Kong (6 credits)
ENGL2103. Language and digital media (6 credits)
ENGL2120. Science fiction (6 credits)
ENGL2123. Language and identity in Hong Kong (6 credits)
ENGL2129. English as a language of science (6 credits)
ENGL2134. World literature (6 credits)
ENGL2136. Cross-cultural discourses (6 credits)
ENGL2138. Language and globalization (6 credits)
FINE1001. Introduction to Western art history (6 credits)
FINE1006. Art and society (6 credits)
FINE2051. Art, politics, and society in modern China (6 credits)
FINE2055. Crossing cultures: China and the outside world (6 credits)
FINE2056. Museum studies workshop (6 credits)
FINE2080. Art in conflict (6 credits)
HIST1016. The modern world (6 credits)
HIST1019. Powering modern society: Energy, environment and politics (6 credits)
HIST2031. History through film (6 credits)
HIST2077. Eating history: Food culture from the 19th century to the present (6 credits)
HIST2110. China and the West (6 credits)
HIST2112. Technologies of empire: Science, medicine and colonialism (6 credits)
HIST2129. Living through war: Society, culture and trauma (6 credits)
HIST2138. Humanity in crisis: Humanitarianism in the modern world (6 credits)
HIST2150. Global capitalism: The last 100 years (6 credits)
HIST3065. Workshop in historical research (6 credits)
LCOM1001. Introduction to language and communication (6 credits)
LCOM1002. Language, communication, society, field (6 credits)
LCOM2005. Language, communication and globalization (6 credits)
LCOM2008. Health communication, ‘healthy’ communication (6 credits)
LING2056. Sociolinguistics (6 credits)
MUSI1004. Introduction to musics of the world (6 credits)
PHIL1034. Ethics and politics, East and West: an introduction to philosophy (6 credits)
PHIL2140. Philosophy of social science (6 credits)
B. Faculty of Science
BIOL1201. Introduction to food and nutrition (6 credits)
BIOL2101. Principles of food chemistry (6 credits)
BIOL3216. Food waste management (6 credits)
BIOL3217. Food, environment and health (6 credits)
BIOL3218. Food hygiene and quality control (6 credits)
EASC1401. Blue Planet (6 credits)
EASC1403. Geological heritage of Hong Kong (6 credits)
ENVS2001. Methods in environmental science (6 credits)
ENVS2002. Environmental data analysis (6 credits)
ENVS3004. Environment, society and economics (6 credits)
PHYS1056. Weather, climate and climate change (6 credits)
C. Faculty of Social Sciences
GEOG1012. Economic and social development in an urbanizing world (6 credits)
GEOG2030. Global development (6 credits)
GEOG2078. Urban geography: growth, function and pattern of cities (6 credits)
GEOG2132. World cities (6 credits)
GEOG2133. Cities and migrants (6 credits)
POLI1003. Making sense of politics (6 credits)
GEOG3423. Urban studies: social and cultural perspectives (6 credits)
GEOG3417. Health, wellbeing, place and GIS (6 credits)
POLI3010. Democracy and its critics (6 credits)
POLI3020. Hong Kong politics (6 credits)
POLI3097. Modernity and globalization (6 credits)
PSYC1001. Introduction to psychology (6 credits)
PSYC1004. Introduction to quantitative methods in psychology (6 credits)
PSYC2019. Psychology of personality (6 credits)
PSYC2020. Fundamentals of social psychology (6 credits)
PSYC3052. Advanced social psychology (6 credits)
SOCI1001. Introduction to sociology (6 credits)
SOCI1003. Introduction to anthropology (6 credits)
SOCI2015. Hong Kong popular culture (6 credits)
SOCI2044. Economic sociology (6 credits)
SOCI2053. Youth culture (6 credits)
SOCI2055. Tourism, culture and society (6 credits)
SOCI2067. Crime and the media (6 credits)
SOCI2071. Criminology (6 credits)
SOCI2077. Media, culture and communication in contemporary China (6 credits)
SOCI2080. Media and culture in modern societies (6 credits)
SOCI2081. Sexuality, culture and identity (6 credits)
SOCI2084. Globalization and culture (6 credits)
SOCI2087. Urban society and culture (6 credits)
SOCI2091. Sociology of culture (6 credits)
SOCI3069. Crime and the city (6 credits)
SOWK2109. Working with ethnically diverse communities in Hong Kong (6 credits)
Step 3/3: Your Selected Courses
1. Cultures / Societies pathway (30 credits)

A. Faculty of Arts

B. Faculty of Science

C. Faculty of Social Sciences
2. Physical World / Biological / Human Sciences pathway (30 credits)

A. Faculty of Arts

B. Faculty of Science

C. Faculty of Social Sciences
Total: 60

When you are constructing your degree it is important to think about the following:

  1. To what extent am I passionate about these subject areas?
  2. To what extent do I feel able to pursue these subjects based on my current knowledge and expertise?
  3. How can I combine these subjects into a degree that has a common theme and which has meaning for society?

On the next few pages you will get to try different combinations of courses from across the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Sciences for each of the two pathways that make up the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies that students on the BASc will complete. The choices are up to you but students on our programme are urged to take the above points into consideration as they make their choices.