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Courses Offered in 2016-2017 | The Timetable (coming soon)

 

 

First Year Courses
Second to Fourth Year Survey Courses
Second to Fourth Year Seminar Courses
Capstone Experience Courses
Common Core Courses run by Us
Courses Offered by Other Departments

 

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Asian history courses are indicated with the icons Asian and Western history ones the icons Western.

 

Year 1 Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST1016

The Modern World Asian Western

Pomfret
Semester 2
HIST1019

Powering Modern Society: Energy, Environment and Politics Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony

 

 

 

Year 2-4 Courses

 

In their second to fourth years students may take all their courses in history, or they may combine some history courses with courses from the departments and programmes in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Social Sciences. Different modes of learning are reflected in the structuring of the History curriculum into 'Survey' and 'Seminar' courses.

 

 

Survey Courses

Survey courses are intended to introduce the history of a geographical area or a specific period. These courses usually involve two lectures per week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2013

Twentieth-century Europe, Part I: The European Civil War, 1914- 1945 Western

Schneider
HIST2069

History of American Popular Culture Western

Ford
HIST2083 Gender, Sexuality and Empire Asian Western

Chiu
HIST2091

The British Empire Asian Western

Carroll
HIST2103

Russian State and Society in the 20th Century Western

Sanchez-Sibony
HIST2125

Hitler's Germany Western

Becker
Semester 2
HIST2014

Twentieth-Century Europe, Part II: Europe Divided and Undivided, 1945-1991 Western

Schneider
HIST2015

The United States before 1900 Western

McAndrews
HIST2016

The United States since 1900 Western

McAndrews
HIST2034

A History of Education in Hong Kong Asian

Chiu
HIST2114

China and the Wider World since 1600 Asian

Xu
HIST2152

Late Socialism and the 1989 Revolutions Asian Western

Sanchez-Sibony

 

 

Seminar Courses

Seminar courses involve more advanced study of special topics in history and a higher level of training in the use of primary documents or historiography. These courses will normally offer no more than one lecture per week, but will also include at least one hour of seminar, tutorial or workshop classes each week.

 

Semester 1
HIST2081

Gender and History Asian Western

Ford
HIST2134

The Third Reich through Documents (1933-1945) Western

Becker
HIST3065

Workshop in Historical Research Asian Western

Cunich
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff
Semester 2
HIST2118

Chinese and Americans: A Cultural and International History Asian Western

Xu
HIST3025

Hitler and the National Socialist Ideology Western

Becker
HIST3075

Directed Reading Asian Western

History Staff

 

 

 

Capstone Experience Courses

 

Semester 1
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits) Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4028

History Without Borders: Special Field Project Asian Western
(NOTE: For 4th year students only, and by invitation)

Pomfret
Semester 2
HIST4015

The Theory and Practice of History Asian Western

Cunich
HIST4017

Dissertation Elective (12 credits) Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4023

History Research Project Asian Western

History Staff
HIST4024

Writing Hong Kong History Asian

Carroll
HIST4028

History Without Borders: Special Field Project Asian Western
(NOTE: For 4th year students only, and by invitation)

Pomfret
HIST4031

East Asia fieldtrip Asian Western

Cunich

 

 

 

Common Core Courses

 

Semester 1
CCGL9003

Contagions: Global Histories of Disease (Global Issues)

Peckham
CCHU9003

Making History: Engaging with the Powerful Past (Humanities)

Pomfret
Semester 2
CCHU9002

Battles for Bodies: The Birth of the Surveillance Society (Humanities)

Tsang
CCHU9043

Rethinking Women: The Big Debates (Humanities)

Tsang

 

 

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