Courses available in AY2021-22 Semester 1:
BIOL4015 Fermentation and Enzyme Technology
Dr Patrick Yue
Students taking the course will be paired up with secondary school students to work on interactive activities related to fermentation and science together. Through games and case studies, students will demonstrate the making of garbage enzymes for cleaning purposes and how fermentation can help achieve zero food waste. Innovative recipes and snacks that involve the use of fermentation will also be designed and prepared by students.
CHEM4085 Food Analysis
Dr Gray Ho
Students of the course will apply their knowledge of food analysis to assist Foodlink Foundation and GreenPrice to meet the stringent standard of food safety and quality. Hands-on work such as the collection and redistribution of surplus food from local caterers to marginalised groups will also be involved.
CMED3058 Chinese Medicine: Orthopaedics & Traumatology of Chinese Medicine & Tui Na I
Mr Cheung Chun Hoi
The course enables students to interact with the elderly who suffer from chronic pain and to help relieve their pain symptoms. With another emphasis on “care for the carers”, students are also expected to share specific skills and knowledge such as massaging and physical therapy with elderly carers so as to alleviate their emotional pressure. Collaborated with the Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work, this course is part of CISL’s virtual service-learning initiative.
COMP4045 Human-Computer Interaction
Dr Jin Yucheng
To address the accessibility issues of new technologies, students of the course will interview older adults in Hong Kong about the difficulties encountered by them when it comes to text input on smartphones. They will then apply the knowledge learned from the course and design a new text-entry interface for mobile phones.
ECON3075 Service-Learning in Sustainable Development
Dr Aries Wong
The course aims to raise students’ awareness in the balance of economic development, social inclusion and environmental impact through experiential learning. By collaborating with different NGOs, students will apply their knowledge to develop projects related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including those of sustainable cities and communities, and reduced inequalities.
GEOG3007 Energy Problems and the Environment
Dr Daphne Mah
In collaboration with Hong Chi Association, students of the course will work with teachers of the Association and students with intellectual disabilities to design a solar-car STEM activity and develop a citizen science project in relation to solar data. Should circumstances allow, an optional overseas study trip to Seoul will be arranged and students will provide services to the local people.
GFHC1046 An Introduction to Gender, Class and Race
Dr Chen Fong-fong
Students will conduct oral history interviews in groups, then engage in archival research individually, examining the history of Hong Kong’s textile industry through the lenses of gender, class, and race. Workshops will be organised and students will have a chance to examine the machines and objects in the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile permanent collection and connect with the stories of former factory workers.
HUMN3025 Chinese Song Lyric Writing
Prof Chow Yiu Fai
This course introduces students to the world of Cantopop, the beauty of Chinese lyric, and the creative as well as technical dimensions of lyric writing. Teaming up with the Department of Music for the first time, students of HUMN3025 will work with those of MUSI2068 to conduct interviews with various underrepresented communities, and co-create the melody and the lyrics of the songs dedicated to them. The songs in turn will be performed by the students themselves at a concert held by the end of the course.
MUSI2068 Songwriting I
Mr Edward Chan
This is a Cantopop songwriting course in which students learn about the techniques such as crafting catchy melodies, providing sensible harmonic progressions and constructing a coherent song structure. Joining hands with the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, students of MUSI2068 will work with those of HUMN3025 to conduct interviews with various underrepresented communities, and co-create the melody and the lyrics of the songs dedicated to them. The songs in turn will be performed by the students themselves at a concert held by the end of the course.
ORGC2025 Interpersonal Communication
Mr Henry Fung
The course introduces students to the major theories and principles of effective communication. For the service-learning part, students will become mentors and develop virtual training workshops on interpersonal skills for disadvantaged youth with a view to enhancing their social communication skills and promoting healthy lifestyle. Collaborated with the Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work, this course is part of CISL’s virtual service-learning initiative.
ORGC3047 Organizational Event Planning and Management
Dr Kimmy Cheng
Students will apply event management principles and practices and organise events for the Corporate Social Responsibility team of South China Morning Post (SCMP) as well as the Nesbitt Centre. For the former, students will assist in the planning and execution of a flagship fundraising event under SCMP’s annual charity campaign Operation Santa Claus; as for the latter, they will conduct a series of events to promote Nesbitt’s services to the community.
SOWK3207 Creativity, Wellness and Art Therapy
Dr Joshua Kin-Man Nan
Students will interview art therapists and artists who use art as a means to enhance the well-being of various special population groups. By the end of the course, an art exhibition will be organised and students will showcase their artwork and share their creative art making experience with the general public.
For detailed course syllabus, please refer to the University Student Handbook.