1.AIMS & OBJECTIVES


This course aims to: (1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.


2.Course Intended Learning outcomes (cilos) with matching to PILOs


Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Programme Title: General Education

PILO

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

PILO 1

Communicate effectively as speakers and writers in both English and Chinese;

PILO 2

Access and manage complex information and problems using technologically appropriate means;

PILO 3

Apply appropriate mathematical reasoning to address problems in everyday life;

PILO 4

Acquire an active and healthy lifestyle;

PILO 5

Use historical and cultural perspectives to gain insight into contemporary issues;

PILO 6

Apply various value systems to decision-making in personal, professional, and social/political situations;

PILO 7

Make connections among a variety of disciplines to gain insight into contemporary personal, professional, and community situations.


CILOs-PILOs Mapping Matrix

Course Code & Title: GCCH1013: Chinese Thought through the Ages

CILO

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

PILOs to be addressed

CILO1

Use Chinese to write essays in a logical and coherent manner and to speak about social or cultural issues with confidence;

1

CILO2

Identify key themes in the major schools of thought;

5

CILO3

Explain important thought in Chinese history and society;

5

CILO4

Critically analyse how different schools of thought could offer solutions to socio-cultural problems in contemporary society.

5