Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » GEGC212 – Special Topics in Macao, China and other Societies
Suggested Year of Study:2 to 4theme-3
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:CTLE

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Course Description

The content of the course will vary dependent upon the special topics offering. The course will address the intended Area 9 learning outcomes by focusing on the political, economic and social aspects of Macao, China and other societies. The course will use a multi-disciplinary approach to focus on important social issues and problems facing today’s multi-cultural societies in greater China and beyond. The course will examine how factors such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and cultural/historical experiences influence the ways people perceive, understand, relate to and are affected by the physical and social environments in which they live. The course fulfills the General Education Area 9 requirement.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Articulate a global vision that includes Macao, China and other societies;
  2. Describe how factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, and cultural/historical experiences impact the way people in different societies perceive the living environment;
  3. Describe the challenges brought about by globalization and the social changes;
  4. Articulate the importance of sustaining the environment and cultural heritages.