Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Global Awareness » GEGA1000 / GEGA001 – Macao and Chinese Civilization
Suggested Year of Study:Year 1 to year 4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FAH

Department of History

Medium of Instruction:English or Chinese



Course Description

This GE course aims to let all UG students gain a solid knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary Greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan). This course examines the Sino-Western interactions and the introduction of Western ideas to China via Macao and missionary activities; traces the development of modern China from the first Opium War to the present; explores the issues and challenges China faced and is continuously facing in its transformation and rise; and help students to understand Macao from historical, political, social and cultural perspective. The course will be taught in both English and Chinese.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

  1. ILO-1 Students will be able to identify and/or describe foundational information regarding Greater China’s important historical changes in the past and recent years.
  2. ILO-2 Students will be able to describe the culture, values, civilization and historical experiences that led to China’s unity and disunity and their relationship to similar experiences in the autonomous regions of Greater China.
  3. ILO-3 Students will be able to describe and analyse the cultural, economic, social and political ways and elements that resulted in Greater China’s short and long terms transformations and evolution.
  4. ILO-4 Students will be able to articulate the unique roles played by Macao in East-West Interactions and China’s historical development.