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Undergraduate Programmes - Session C (Starting on July 12, 2021)

Subject Programme Title
Gender Studies Gender in Visual and Material Culture (GEND2004) 
Global Creative Industries Art Worlds: Aesthetic, Money, and Markets (GCIN2009)
Global Creative Industries Cultural Policy: A complex marriage of business, politics and culture (GCIN2003)
English Enhancement Academic Writing and Critical Reading (ARTS1013)
Programme Code & Title: Gender in Visual and Material Culture (GEND2004)
Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Class Time & Date: 14:30 - 17:30; Monday - Friday
Instructor: Dr Anna Bautista - Lecturer
Credits: 6
Course Description:

The practice of Gender Studies, and indeed the experience of gender, frequently crosses disciplinary boundaries. This course will give students access to approaches derived from a number of disciplines, including art history, cultural studies, and material culture, which will enable them to develop and extend their understanding of how objects, images and other kinds of representations are implicated in and predicated on discourses of gender. The course will explore topics including popular culture, advertising, fashion, design, fine art and photography, and print and new media, covering a broad territory of times and places. Students will develop a critical understanding of some of the key debates that have structured feminist theories of representation, and their relationship to the general field of visual culture. Emphasis will be placed on engagement with resources and research methods specific to visual topics with the aim of providing students with tools and skills that they can utilize throughout their undergraduate careers.

Pre-requisite:

NIL

Course Outline: Download Here
Mode of Teaching: Hybrid
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Programme Code & Title: Art Worlds: Aesthetic, Money, and Markets (GCIN2009)
Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Class Time & Date: 09:30 - 12:30; Monday - Friday
Instructor: Dr. Wendy Wei
Credits: 6
Course Description:

The course looks at how art worlds function in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and focuses in particular on the socio-cultural relations linking beauty and aesthetics with business, organizations, people, and money. It is taught primarily by lectures and class work, and is attentive to art worlds in China, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, comparing what we find there with standard readings on art worlds in Europe and the United States. It thus looks at how local/regional variations can be found in the organization and practices of different art worlds, and tries to explain why they exist. The course is intended as an elective for students who wish to major or minor in Creative Industries, and/or who have already taken the Introduction to Creative Industries (GCIN 1001), as well as for students in the Department of Art history at HKU. In the long-term, the course serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in art by familiarising them with the special dynamics of art worlds, alerting them especially to the challenges of managing creative people, artworks, and their accompanying ideologies.

Pre-requisite: NIL
Course Outline: Download Here
Mode of Teaching: Online
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Programme Code & Title: Cultural Policy: A complex marriage of business, politics and culture (GCIN2003)
Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Class Time & Date: 09:30 - 12:30; Monday - Friday
Instructor:

Dr. Dixon Wong Heung Wah - Associate Professor

Credits: 6
Course Description:

This course is required of all students intending to major or minor in Global Creative Industries. This course will examine the relationship between cultural policy and the development of the global creative industries. We will analyze why and how the state intervenes in the production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and ideas. We will trace the development of cultural policies in different countries through a comparative approach. We will also explore the impact and limitation of national cultural policy in the global arena. Our goal is to help students identify and explain the complex interaction among business, politics and culture behind the operation of the global creative industries. Students will be encouraged to select a country or an area of focus for deeper examination in writing their own essay.

Pre-requisite: NIL
Course Outline: Download Here
Mode of Teaching: Online
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Programme Code & Title: Academic Writing and Critical Reading (ARTS1013)
Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Class Time & Date: 14:30 - 17:30; Monday - Friday
Instructors:

Ms. Airlie Heung - Assistant Lecturer
Ms. Ashley Nation - Assistant Lecturer

Credits: 6
Course Description: This is an advanced academic writing skills course that aims to enhance students’ writing abilities in academic contexts. Students are exposed to a number of scholarly texts on selected topics, and analyze these texts through critical reading and discussions in class. Students are then required to respond to these readings to write well-structured and stylistically appropriate academic papers. Students will receive focused advice and constructive feedback from both their peers and teachers on how to improve their writing skills.
Pre-requisite: NIL
Course Outline: Download Here
Mode of Teaching: Online
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Find out more programmes at Session A and Session B.

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