Courses available in AY2021-22 Semester 2:
BIOL3016 Environmental Health and Toxicology
Dr Patrick Yue
This course provides general knowledge of the various routes of human exposure to toxic chemicals and the biological responses to toxicants. Students taking the course will be paired up with secondary school students to work on interactive activities related to plastic and microplastics with a view to promoting the application of science in daily life and to raising the latter’s awareness of environmental health issues.
CMED3059 Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine and Tui Na II
Mr Cheung Chun Hoi
As a follow-up to CMED3058 offered in the previous semester, CMED3059 is the second part of the complete orthopaedics and traumatology training. Students taking the course will be required to design and actually give hands-on treatment such as Tui Na to the patients they had interacted with last semester.
COMP4117 Information Systems: Design and Integration
Dr Martin Choy, Dr Jean Lai, and Mr Kenny Cheng
This course on software project development simulates a real-life working environment in which students will meet with different NGOs, identify their problems, propose solutions and help develop various systems with a humanistic touch for them.
ENGL2025 The Art of Storytelling
Dr Emily Chow-Quesada
With the service-learning initiative, students will be given the opportunity to interact with African communities in Hong Kong via Africa Center Hong Kong. They will research on an African writer/literary text and create posters which will be disseminated to selected secondary schools and other communities so as to foster intercultural and inter-generational exchanges.
GEOG4016 Sustainable Energy and Technological Innovation in China
Dr Daphne Mah
This course is complementary to GEOG4065 which is also offered in AY2021-22 Semester 2. Students will conduct desktop research on university initiatives on sustainable energy development and help organise an online cross-city deliberative workshop. They will also collaborate with intellectually disadvantaged students to develop an online solar map. Should circumstances allow, a service trip to Guangzhou will be arranged in summer to supplement the course.
GEOG4026 Geography of Economic Development
Prof Yang Chun
This is a course on economic geography that explores the contemporary insights provided by geographers researching various dimensions of economic development. The service-learning projects, initiated and designed by the students themselves, will involve corporate social responsibilities (CSR) of commercial enterprises, government officials in charge of policies and regulations, labour and labour unions, NGOs, as well as social enterprises.
GEOG4065 Energy Policy and Analysis
This course is complementary to GEOG4016 which is also offered in AY2021-22 Semester 2. Students will conduct desktop research on university initiatives on sustainable energy development and help organise an online cross-city deliberative workshop. They will also collaborate with intellectually disadvantaged students to develop an online solar map. Should circumstances allow, a service trip to Seoul will be arranged in summer to supplement the course.
GERM2009 European Language in Context II (German)
Ms Kathrin Bode
Students will interview Jewish people in Hong Kong and Germany (via ZOOM for the latter), and engage in historical research on the Jewish minority in Hong Kong. They will present their work in poster format by the end of the semester with a view to promoting tolerance in society.
GFVM1036 Happiness: East and West
Dr Lee Siu Fan
Students will prepare and deliver workshops for parents and children in underprivileged families to help smoothen their communication and reflect on issues of happiness. In collaboration with People Service Center and Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work, this course is part of CISL’s virtual service-learning initiative.
HIST3106 Current Issues in Hong Kong and China
Dr Kwok Kam Chau
With a focus on agricultural diversity and the New Territories development, the course collaborates with Gift From Land this semester. Students will interact with local farmers and design their own service projects that can contribute to the wellbeing of the farmers.
HUMN3047 The Present State of the Arts
Dr Carloalberto Treccani
By working together to create a photographic series, students will share intimate moments of their personal lives and reflect on the role of photography as a social tool. The publication, which will be distributed to different partners and secondary schools by the end of the project, is expected to convey a sense of hope amongst youngsters and the community.
ORGC3046 Writing for Professional Communication
Dr Michelle Huang
Throughout the service-learning project, students will conduct interviews with fathers in local families and ask about their life experience as well as parent-child relations. Students will then write feature articles for their interviewees and the articles will be part of a brochure that aims to promote parenting tips and positive fatherhood.
PHYS2026 Renewable Energy Sources & Technologies II
Dr Chan Mau Hing
In addition to teaching secondary school students about the theories and working principles of renewable energy technology, students taking this course will also act as mentors to lead STEM projects, e.g. energy harvesting from physical exercises, in the secondary school that the course partners with this semester.
POLS2015 Government and Politics of Hong Kong
Dr Kenneth Chan
For the service-learning component, students will be introduced to the theories and practices of Participatory Budgeting in Hong Kong this semester. With the help of different independent think tanks and NGOs, they will engage with the community and understand more about the relevance and importance of public survey methods in gauging citizens’ views and needs in relation to the budget 2022/23.
PRAD3056 Campaign Planning and Management
Dr Vivienne Leung
Throughout this course, students will be given the opportunity to apply management skills in strategic communication campaigns and programmes. For the service-learning project this semester, they will meet with young-olds in Hong Kong and organise workshops that suit their needs so as to empower them to live a healthy, happy and meaningful retirement life.
SOCI3056 Community Engagement for Social Sustainability
Dr Day Wong
The course integrates academic study with service-learning so as to enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of social sustainability. Throughout the semester, students will work with different collaborating organisations and conduct a variety of projects on environmental protection, gender equality, education, health and wellbeing etc. to promote sustainable development in society.
TRAN4047 Translation Workshop
Dr Janice Pan
As part of CISL’s virtual service-learning initiative, students will be divided into groups to provide research and translation for different target groups, e.g. those suffered from Parkinson’s disease or in need of language therapy, this semester. Towards the end of the course, these young translators will produce and publish TransFeed, a bilingual magazine, which incorporates their reflections on the authentic translation services provided to the community.
TRAN4056 Community Interpreting
Dr Janice Pan
As a companion to TRAN4047 which provides written translation to the community, this course aims to serve the community through interpreting services. Practitioners from educational, healthcare and/or legal sectors will be invited to give seminars on their work, and students will provide live interpreting services to these seminars to enhance fairness of information sharing.
VART3397 Studio: Object Design
Prof Leung Mee Ping
For the Wearable (Object Design) session of this cluster course, students will engage in dialogues with the elderly through the community partner and create empathy-themed works that reflect the physical and mental difficulties encountered by the elderly people in daily life. Towards the end of the project, an exhibition will be held to showcase students’ artwork and their reflection.
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.