The aims of this curriculum are to enable students to:
- Discover where they stand in the contemporary world through understanding the origins and development of modern events;
- Develop the skills of critical thinking, making sound judgments and effective communication through exploring historical issues;
- Approach past and current events in an impartial and empathetic manner, using a variety of perspectives;
- Understand the characteristics and values of their own culture;
- Appreciate the shared humanity and common problems of the world’s many people.
Students are expected to acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of:
- Basic historical concepts;
- Diverse standpoints and perspectives inherent in different ways of representing and interpreting the past;
- The major historical developments and trends that have shaped the contemporary world.
Students are expected to master skills which will enable them to:
- Distinguish facts from opinions; detect biased viewpoints, ambiguous assumptions and unsubstantiated arguments; and develop proper historical perspectives;
- Present logical and coherent arguments through proper selection and organisation of historical data;
- Apply historical knowledge and skills in everyday life.
Students are expected to cultivate positive values and attitudes that will enable them to:
- Appreciate the difficulties and challenges that humankind faced in the past, and to understand the attitudes and values that influence human behaviour;
- Tolerate and respect different opinions, and recognise the fact that although different communities have different experiences and beliefs, there are values and ideals that are commonly shared by all humankind;
- Become responsible citizens with a sense of national identity and a global perspective.
|Theme B: Conflicts and Cooperation in 20th Century World
|Theme A: Modernisation and Transformation in 20th Century Asia
Highlights of Academic Activities
|Types of Activities