[All students will be required to plan and organize a compulsory experiential learning activity for service users at a mental health agency/setting during Reading Week.
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In an age where cross-cultural interactions and global traffics are frequent, Hong Kong cinema cannot be regarded merely as a local cinema.
It is an interesting site where complex global processes can be traced.
Flows of capital, film personnel, technologies, ideas and creativity are vibrantly circulating inside and outside the cultural industry of filmmaking, resulting in phenomena such as transnational co-productions and cross-cultural cooperations.
These dynamic processes are inflected in characterization, plot development, and space-time configurations on Hong Kong screens.
In order to make informed decisions in this information age, everyone needs to have an efficient way to sift through and evaluate the myriads of information that is available through the Internet. How do all these problems relate to the Internet that we use on a daily basis?
The ultimate objective of this course is to help students develop a “computational” state of mind for everyday events. We will also discuss intensively the societal impacts of computing technologies on our daily life.
Emphasis will be placed on students’ capacity to respond critically to the selected texts in oral and written presentations, in the form of class or online discussions, short essays and term paper.
Class size will be kept small to maximize discussions and to facilitate intensive guidance on academic writing.