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Science provides an understanding of all natural phenomena, while technology utilizes them for human benefit. In today’s world, students should be aware of the meaning and methods of science and technology, and how they shape the world around us. Courses in this area aim to acquaint students with scientific thought, observation, and experimentation so as to appreciate the impact of science and technology on the planet and human life. These courses will also help promote students’ interest, competence, and commitment to continued learning about contemporary science and technology. Upon completion of these courses, students are expected to understand the sequential nature of science and technology, to recognize and appreciate scientific or technological developments, to develop scientific thinking and methods for solving problems in our daily life, and to understand and communicate how technology facilitates the process of discovery in science and related disciplines.

Offering UnitGeneral Education CoursesNo. of CreditsSuggested Year of StudyEquivalent to the GE Area(s) in 2011/2012 Model *
FBA-AIM

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FST

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ICMS

GEST1001 / GEST001 – Quantitative Reasoning for Business 131Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
FHSGEST1002 / GEST002 – Quantitative Reasoning for Social Sciences 231-4Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
FST-MATGEST1003 / GEST003 – Quantitative Reasoning for Health Sciences 331Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
FST-MATGEST1004 / GEST004 – Quantitative Reasoning for Science and Technology 4

(equivalent to MATB110 – Calculus I)

31Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
FBA-AIMGEST1005 / GEST005 – Internet, Business and Society31Area 5 – Information Technology and Knowledge Society
FBA-AIMGEST1006 / GEST006 – Logic and Reasoning for Business31-2Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
FEDGEST2000 / GEST007 – Active Lifestyles, Wellness and Sports Science32-4Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
FHSGEST2001 / GEST008 – Biology in Our Daily Life

(equivalent to ICMS212/FHSG212 – Wonders in Life Science and Health: Biomedical Science)

32-3Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
FHSGEST1007 / GEST009 – Fun in Health Science31-2Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
FSS-DPSYGEST3000 / GEST010 – Evolution and Human Behaviour33-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
FSS-DPSYGEST2002 / GEST011 – Psychology and Health32-3Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
FST-CEEGEST1008 / GEST012 – Exploring the Earth

(equivalent to FSTG111 – Exploring the Earth)

31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
FST-CISGEST1009 / GEST013 – Multimedia Technology in Modern Society31-4Area 5 – Information Technology and Knowledge Society
FST-CSGGEST1010 / GEST014 – Chemistry and Modern Society

(equivalent to CHEM111 – Chemistry and Modern Society)

31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
FST-CSGGEST1011 / GEST015 – Environmental Science

(equivalent to FSTG213 – Wonders in Life Science and Health: Environmental Biology)

31-4Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
FST-ECEGEST1012 / GEST016 – Electricity and Life

(equivalent to ELEC111 – Electricity and Life)

31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
IAPMEGEST1014 / GEST017 – Mysteries of the Universe31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
IAPMEGEST1015 / GEST018 – Physics and Modern Society

(equivalent to PHYS111 – Physical Science – To Know the Natural Laws Around Us)

31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World
FST-MATGEST1013 / GEST019 – Mathematics in Modern Society31-4Area 4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
ICMSGEST2003 / GEST020 – Exploring Chinese Medicine32Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
ICMSGEST1017 / GEST021 – Modern Drug Discovery: Drugs and Health31-4Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
ICMSGEST1018 / GEST022 – Nutrition and Food Safety31Area 7 – Life Science, Health and the Human Condition
IAPMEGEST1016 / GEST023 – Mystery of Chemistry31-4Area 6 – Physical Science and the World

* Please refer to the 2011/2012 GE Model.

1 Compulsory GE course for FBA students.

2 Compulsory GE course for FAH, FED and FSS students.

3 Compulsory GE course for FHS students.

4 Compulsory GE course for FST students.