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Undergraduate Courses

Courses Offered in 2022-2023 | Timetable

 

 

First Year Courses
Second to Fourth Year Survey Courses
Second to Fourth Year Seminar Courses
Capstone Experience Courses
Common Core Courses run by Us
Courses Offered by Other Departments

 

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Asian history courses are indicated with the icons Asian and Western history ones the icons Western.

 

Year 1 Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST1016

The Modern World Asian Western

Insisa
HIST1017

Modern Hong Kong Asian Western

Yung
Semester 2
HIST1021

Introduction to Modern Legal History Asian Western

McClure

 

 

 

Year 2-4 Courses

 

In their second to fourth years students may take all their courses in history, or they may combine some history courses with courses from the departments and programmes in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Different modes of learning are reflected in the structuring of the History curriculum into 'Survey' and 'Seminar' courses.

 

 

Survey Courses

Survey courses are intended to introduce the history of a geographical area or a specific period. These courses usually involve two lectures per week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2015

The United States before 1900 Western

Ford
HIST2103

Russian States and society in the 20th century Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST2130

The civilizing mission and modern European imperialism Asian Western

Yung
HIST2161

Making race Asian Western

Rivera
HIST2184

China and Japan since the 19th century Asian

Insisa
HIST2190

Animals in History Asian Western

Ludovice
Semester 2
HIST2176

Doing business in modern China, 1800 to the present Asian Western

Moazzin
HIST2181

A sea of stuff: Commerce and colonialism in the Indian Ocean, 1500-2000 Asian Western

Shankar
HIST2185

A history of propaganda in East AsiaAsian Western

Insisa
HIST2189

Terrorism: A Global History from Anarchists to ISIS Asian Western

Insisa
HIST2193

A history of energy and humankind: From deep history to the present Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST2194

Food and Empire in Colonial Asia Asian Western

Ludovice

 

 

Seminar Courses

Seminar courses involve more advanced study of special topics in history and a higher level of training in the use of primary documents or historiography. These courses will normally offer no more than one lecture per week, but will also include at least one hour of seminar, tutorial or workshop classes each week.

 

Semester 1
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
HIST3076

Tourism and history Asian Western

Carroll
Semester 2
HIST2118

Chinese and Americans: A cultural and international history Asian Western

Xu
HIST2195

The United States and China: An International and Transnational History, since 1945 Asian Western

Millwood
HIST2197

The Chinese Revolution, 1921-1949: A documentary approach Asian

Dikotter
HIST3029

Transnational history: a new perspective on the past Asian Western

Shankar
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff

 

 

 

Capstone Experience Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST4015

The theory and practice of history

Ludovice
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
Semester 2
HIST4023

History Research Project

History Staff
HIST4024

Writing Hong Kong history (capstone experience)

Carroll
HIST4035

History applied: Internship in historical studies (capstone experience)

TBC
Whole Year
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective

History Staff

 

 

 

Common Core Courses

 

Semester 1
CCCH9045

'Superpower': Engaging with the Global Implications of China's Rise
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9047

Will the 'Real' China Please Stand Up?: Interpreting Chinese Civilization
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9054

Mothering China: From the Womb to the Nation (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Tsang
CCGL9055

Genocide: The Nightmare from History (Global Issues)

Sacks
CCGL9066

Music and Global Politics: From Beethoven to Beyoncé and Beyond (Global Issues)

Sacks
CCHU9071

Man Up: Masculinities in the Making (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9083

Spiritual, Not religious: Technologies of the Soul (Humanities)

Sacks
CCST9081

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Humans (Science, Technology and Big Data)

Rivera
Semester 2
CCCH9032

Sports and Chinese Society (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Xu
CCCH9046

Propaganda State: Culture and Politics in the People's Republic of China
(China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCCH9048

Memory Holes and Martyrs: Creating China's Past (China: Cultural, State and Society)

Johansson
CCGL9070

The Birth of the City and the Shaping of Societies (Global Issues)

Chen
CCHU9043

Rethinking Women: The Big Debates (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9088

We are Family: Myths, Realities and the Future of an Idea (Humanities)

Tsang

 

 

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