Programme

Objectives
 
  1. To encourage students to cultivate positive attitudes and values, demonstrate care for society, develop a sense of responsibility, and attain harmony in life;
  2. To cultivate students’ independent and critical thinking, intercultural sensitivity, team spirit, and leadership;
  3. To prepare students for university life and to help them appreciate the distinguishing characteristics of university learning; and
  4. To broaden the horizons of students and to help them acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the main cultural traditions of China and the West
Requirements
 

Lee Woo Sing College students* are required to complete 6 units of College General Education courses. There are TWO compulsory courses (3 units) and ONE elective course (3 units) to be taken by students.

Compulsory Courses (3 units)
Course Code Course Title Unit
GEWS 1000
College Assembly / High Table Dinner
0
GEWS 1011

OR

GEWS 1012
College Induction Course

OR

Exploration of Self, University and Hong Kong
3
Elective Courses (3 units)

Students admitted to a study programme with a normative study period of four years or above have to choose one of the following courses as an elective course starting from their second year of attendance.

Course Code Course Title Unit
GEWS 2011
The Art of Leadership
3
GEWS 2021
General History of China
3
GEWS 2031
China and The World
3
GEWS 2041
Future of Food: Plant-based Living
3
GEWS 2051
Evolution of Universal Communication: Debate and Application
3
GEWS 2061
Nature’s Classroom: Field Studies of Nature’s Genius in Biodiversity
3
GEWS 2071
Innovation in Service Industry
3
GEWS 2081
Experience the Kunqu and Peking Opera
3
GEWS 2091
Understanding Globalization
3
GEWS 2101
Food Psychology and Healthy Eating
3
GEWS 2111
History from Words: Experience the Beauty of Literature
3
GEWS 2121
The Rise of Populism in Europe
3
GEWS 2131
Hong Kong Myths
3
GEWS 2141
The Beauty of Chinese Painting
3
GEWS 2151
Promotion of Emotional Wellness: Concepts and Practices
3
GEWS 2161
Compassionate Communication: Theory and Practice
3

* AD/HD admitted to Senior-year places are required to complete 3 units of College General Education courses. There are ONE compulsory course (0 unit) and ONE elective course (3 units) to be taken by students listed above.

Application for re-designation of units from UGE to CGE
 

Students are also allowed to take the following specified University GE Courses and apply for using the units earned to fulfill the College GE Requirements:

Course Code Course Title Unit
UGEC 1835
Culture of Hong Kong
3
UGEC 2631
Economic Insecurity and Social Security
3
UGEC 2861
Law, Morality and Society
3
UGEC 2905
Hong Kong in Crisis: Quest for Practical Solution
3
UGED 1571
Emotion Regulation and Mental Health
3
UGED 2314
The Psychology of Thinking and Its Applications
3
UGED 2663
Human Existence and Values Education
3
UGED 2933
Reflection on Everyday Life
3
UGED 2980
Meanings of Life
3

After gaining the course units, students are required to complete an application form and submit it with a copy of transcript to wscollege@cuhk.edu.hk for obtaining an official approval.

Application for Approval-in-principle for GE Course Equivalence / Unit Exemption
 
  1. Approval-in-principle is given to facilitate students’ planning for overseas exchange. It is NOT applicable to students who have already completed the exchange programme. 
  2. Students are required to complete an application form and submit it with the detailed course outline for pre- approval before completion of exchange programme.
  3. If pre-approval is granted, you are requested to attach a copy of this form to the official application for course and unit exemption which must be submitted on CUSIS upon completion of the course.