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Course List

Areas of Concentrations

Our Programme is interdisciplinary drawing on the established education and research strengths in CUHK, particularly those in the Faculty of Social Science.

Global Media

Cultures
And Societies

World Politics

Sustainability
And Environment

Global Economy

Major Required Courses

Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD1001

Introduction to Global Studies I

3

GLSD1003

Introduction to Global Studies II

3

GLSD2001

Research Methods for Global Studies

3

GLSD3601

Internship

3

GLSD4001

Global Studies Capstone Thesis I

3

GLSD4002

Global Studies Capstone Thesis II

3

GLSD4003

Global Studies Capstone Project I

3

GLSD4004

Global Studies Capstone Project II

3

Concentrations

Global Media
Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD2101

Global Communication

3

GLSD2701

Field Studies

3

GLSD3101

Internet, Multimedia & Info Society

3

COMM3941

New Media Business

3

COMM4191

Cultural Studies and Popular Culture

3

GLBS3502

ICT and the Global Order: Internet, Smartphone and E-Governance

3

Cultures and Societies
Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD2201

Globalization, Cultures, and Societies

3

GLSD2701

Field Studies

3

GLSD3201

Cultural Psychology and Globalization

3

GDRS2002

Sexuality and Culture

3

GDRS3005

Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

3

GDRS3012

Chinese Culture from a Gender Perspective

3

GDRS4011

Gendered Migration in Transnational Asia and Beyond

3

GLBS3105

Understanding Global Cities and Urban Space

3

GLBS3301

Understanding Global Issues from Movies

3

GLBS3501

Global Civil Society and Operation of Non-Governmental Organizations

3

GLBS4301

Islamic and Christian Culture in the Global Order: Religion, Society and Economy

3

PSYC3610

Culture and Psychology

3

URSP2400

Studies of Cities in Comparative Perspective

3

World Politics
Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD2301

Global Politics

3

GLSD2701

Field Studies

3

GLSD3301

International Relations and International Law

3

GLBS3106

The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade and Soft Power

3

GLBS3302

Sports and World Politics

3

GLBS3401

Hong Kong’s External Relations and Chinese Foreign Policies

3

GLBS3402

Korea and the World: Politics, Economy and Culture

3

GLBS3403

European Union and the World

3

GLBS3404

Japan and Global Political Economy

3

GLBS3405

International Relations in Southeast Asia

3

GLBS4401

Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace

3

GLBS4402

New Security Challenges: Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Human Trafficking

3

GPAD2185

International Organizations

3

GPAD3365

Ethics and International Affairs

3

GPAD4070

International Human Rights

3

GPAD4225

Theories of International Relations

3

SOWK3340

Introduction to Social Policy

3

Sustainability and Environment
Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD2401

Sustainable Development Across the Globe

3

GLSD2701

Field Studies

3

GLSD3401

Global Environmental Challenges

3

ARCH3424

Building Technology III: Environmental Technology

3

ARCH4721

Land and City

3

GRMD2401

Sustainable Development

3

GRMD2404

Energy and Society

3

GRMD3202

Environmental Management

3

GRMD3203

Urban Environmental Problems

3

GRMD3224

Tourism Planning and Management

3

GRMD3404

Natural Hazards and Human Responses

3

URSP2100

Urban Sustainability

3

URSP3300

Sustainable Urban Transport

3

Global Economy
Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLSD2501

World Economic Order

3

GLSD2701

Field Studies

3

GLSD3501

Global Business Organizations

3

ECON3320

Asia-Pacific Economies

3

ECON3350

China, Hong Kong and the World Economy

3

ECON3370

Business Environment of China

3

GLBS4102

Developmental Study: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare of the World

3

GLBS4104

Global Development: Markets, States, Societies and IOs

3

GLBS4502

Education and Development in a Global Perspective

3

GRMD2321

Economic Geography

3

GRMD4402

World Development

3

SOWK4550

Seminar V: Poverty and Social Exclusion

3

URSP2200

Urban Economic Studies

3

Faculty Package

Course Code
Course Title
Units

ARCH1001

Introduction to Architecture

3

ARCH1002

Understanding Cities

3

COMM1110

Media and Everyday Life

3

COMM1120

Development of Mass Communication

3

DSPS1001

Introduction to Policy Sciences

3

ECON1210

Economics and Society

3

ECON1220

Contemporary Economic Thinking

3

ECON2011

Basic Microeconomics

3

GPAD1020

Fundamentals of Government

3

GPAD1076

Thinking Politically

3

GPAD1077

Critical Debates in Hong Kong

3

GRMD1302

People, Space and Place

3

GRMD1401

A World of Diversity

3

GRMD1402

Global Change and Environmental Sustainability

3

PSYC1000

General Psychology

3

PSYC1630

Communication for Healthy Relationship

3

SOCI1001

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI1201

Hong Kong Society: Identities and Boundaries

3

SOWK1001

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

3

SOWK1113

Self-Development in the Changing Society

3

SOWK1114

From Understanding to Empowering the Socially Disadvantaged

3

URSP1001

Introduction to Urban Studies

3

URSP1002

Urban Studies in a Nutshell

3

Required Courses

Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLBS2002

Methodology of Social Science Research

3

GLBS2003

Field Studies and Methodology of Social Science Research

1

GLBS2201

Geopolitics and the World in Media

3

GLBS3001

Use of English in Global Studies

2

GLBS3002

English Speech and Presentation for the Global Market

2

GLBS3101

Theories and Practices of International Relations

3

GLBS3102

Global Governance and Principles of International Law

3

GLBS3104

World Economies: Theories, practices and new development

3

GLBS3105

Understanding Global Cities and Urban Space

3

GLBS3106

The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade and Soft Power

3

GLBS4102

Developmental Study: Poverty, Inequality and Welfare of the World

3

GLBS4104

Global Development: Markets, States, Societies and IOs

3

GLBS4151

Graduation Project and Experiential Learning I

3

GLBS4152

Graduation Project and Experiential Learning II

3

Elective Courses ( I )*

Course Code
Course Title
Units

GLBS3003

English Speaking in Global Studies

1

GLBS3301

Understanding Global Issues from Movies

3

GLBS3302

Sports and World Politics

3

GLBS3303

Music in the Global Society

3

GLBS3401

Hong Kong’s External Relations and Chinese Foreign Policies

3

GLBS3402

Korea and the World: Politics, Economy and Culture

3

GLBS3403

European Union and the World

3

GLBS3404

Japan and Global Political Economy

3

GLBS3405

International Relations in Southeast Asia

3

GLBS3406

Colonial Governance in Hong Kong and the British Empire

3

GLBS3501

Global Civil Society and Operation of Non-Governmental Organizations

3

GLBS3502

ICT and the Global Order: Internet, Smartphone and E-Governance

3

GLBS4301

Islamic and Christian Culture in the Global Order: Religion, Society and Economy

3

GLBS4302

Advanced Methodology of Social Science Research

3

GLBS4401

Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace

3

GLBS4402

New Security Challenges: Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Human Trafficking

3

GLBS4403

Political Economy of Africa

3

GLBS4501

Analyzing Global Cities and Urban Space

3

GLBS4502

Education and Development in a Global Perspective

3

GLBS4601

Global Capital Flows: Multinational Corporations, Global Property Market and FDI

3

GLBS4602

The Rise of China in the Global Context II: Internationalization of the Chinese economy

3

GLBS4701

Selected Topics in Global Studies I

3

GLBS4702

Selected Topics in Global Studies II

3

GLBS4703

Independent Study

1

*P.S. Students are required to take a minimum of 9 units of elective courses in GLBS

Elective Courses ( II )*

Course Code
Course Title
Units

CURE3017

Globalization and Cultural Production

3

CURE3032

The Politics and Culture of Nationalisms

3

ECON3320

Asia-Pacific Economies

3

GPAD2185

International Organizations

3

GPAD2375

Asian International Relations

3

GPAD3365

Ethics and International Affairs

3

GPAD3451

International Political Economy

3

GPAD4070

International Human Rights

3

GRMD2402

Natural Resource Management

3

GRMD4401

Energy Resources

3

HIST3331

History of Modern Southeast Asia

3

HIST3372

History of Modern Britain

3

HIST4980

Sino-US Relations since 1949

3

MGNT2510

Introduction to International Business

3

MGNT3580

Global Enterprise Management

3

MGNT4570

Global Entrepreneurship

3

MKTG3050

Global Marketing Management

3

SOCI3224

Democracy and Society

3

SOCI3230

Globalization and China

3