UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History (4-year)
Programme Description
It is hoped that students, after completing the programme, will be able:
1. To investigate the development of human society from a historical perspective;
2. To demonstrate power of critical thinking and analytical ability in understanding historical events;
3. To show in-depth knowledge of the heritage of China and other great civilizations;
4. To pursue graduate studies in history or a related discipline; and
5. To enter various fields outside history, such as the civil service, business, publishing, and teaching.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILO)
Students, who have completed the four-year programme successfully, will be able to:
Knowledge
1. acquire a sound understanding of major historical factors and movements that shape the growth of the human community.
2. demonstrate an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of at least one of the following areas: (1) Chinese History, (2) World History, or (3) East-West Studies.
Skills
1. apply advanced historical methods and innovative explanation models to conduct independent research for the pursuit of original and creative inquiries.
2. trace the historical roots of contemporary issues and analyze the worldwide impact of individual historical events.
3. communicate effectively historical knowledge in competent language and IT skills.
Attitude
1. appreciate the nature, values, uses and limitations of history as an academic discipline and the significance of historical knowledge.
2. develop a critical and broadminded attitude toward traditions and cultural heritage of different civilizations to facilitate students’ search for the value and meanings of citizenship with an international outlook and a sense of civility.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
Major Required Courses
Core Major Elective Courses
Major Elective Courses
Honours Project
General Education Courses
Elective Courses
27 units
9 units
18 units
6 units
38 units
30 units
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128 units
 
 
Requirements  
Major Required Courses 27 units
HIST 1105 China in the Imperial Age
HIST 1205 World History: Civilizations in Contact
HIST 1405 History, Heritage & Human Communities
HIST 2105 Introduction to Modern Chinese History
HIST 2106 History of Hong Kong since 1900
HIST 2205 Modern Asia (1800-1945)
HIST 2305 China & the West since 1500
HIST 2405 Historiographical Traditions: East & West     
HIST 3405 Historical Theory & Practice
3 units
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Core Major Elective Courses 9 units
At least one of the followings:     
HIST 3105 Contemporary China
HIST 3106 Current Issues in Hong Kong & China
HIST 3127 The Historical Role of China in the World

3 units
3 units
3 units
At least one of the followings:     
HIST 3207 History of the United States since 1877
HIST 3216 History of Japan since 1912       
HIST 3225 Europe since the First World War

3 units
3 units
3 units
At least one of the followings:
HIST 3305 China and Asia since 1900
HIST 3306 International Relations after 1945
HIST 3316 Western Diplomacy in Modern Asia

3 units
3 units
3 units
Major Elective Courses 18 units
HIST 3105 Contemporary China
HIST 3106 Current Issues in Hong Kong & China
HIST 3107 Early Imperial China
HIST 3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History
HIST 3116 Foreign Relations of Modern China
HIST 3117 History of Hong Kong to 1900
HIST 3125 Late Imperial China
HIST 3126 Mid Imperial China
HIST 3127 The Historical Role of China in the World
HIST 3135 The Socialist & Communist Traditions
HIST 3205 Great Trends in Modern European History
HIST 3206 History of Southeast Asia
HIST 3207 History of the United States since 1877
HIST 3215 History of the United States to 1877
HIST 3216 History of Japan since 1912
HIST 3217 Nineteenth Century European History
HIST 3225 Europe since the First World War
HIST 3226 History of Korea
HIST 3227 Modern History of Singapore
HIST 3305 China and Asia since 1900
HIST 3306 International Relations after 1945
HIST 3307 International Relations to 1945
HIST 3315 Modern Japan & the West
HIST 3316 Western Diplomacy in Modern Asia
HIST 3317 The Chinese Diaspora
HIST 3325 History of Chinese Food Culture in Global Perspective
HIST 3406 Information Technologies and Quantitative Methods for Historical Studies
HIST 4105 History of Chinese Women since 1912
HIST 4106 Contemporary Chinese Political Thought
HIST 4107 History of Taiwan
HIST 4115 History of the Catholic Church in China
HIST 4116 Intellectual Trends in Modern China
HIST 4117 Missionaries in Modern China
HIST 4125 Revolution & Nationalism in Republican China (1912-1949)
HIST 4126 Selected Themes in the History of Chinese Women
HIST 4127 Social & Economic Development of Modern China
HIST 4135 Topic Studies in Chinese History
HIST 4136 Childhood in Imperial China
HIST 4137 Legal History of Traditional China
HIST 4145 Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society
HIST 4205 Origins of Western Imperialism
HIST 4206 Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia
HIST 4207 Topic Studies in Asian History
HIST 4215 Topic Studies in Western History
HIST 4216 United States Diplomacy since 1898
HIST 4217 Western Intellectual Thought
HIST 4305 Sino-American Relations
HIST 4306 Sino-Russian Relations
HIST 4307 Topic Studies in Sino/Asian-Western Relations
HIST 4315 Introduction to Museum Studies
HIST 4316 Global History of the Seas, 1400-1950
HIST 4317 Global History of Tourism
HIST 4325 History of Africa since Independence
HIST 4326 Science and Society: A Historical Perspective
HIST 4327 Topic Studies in Comparative History
HIST 4335 Topic Studies in Global History
HIST 4405 Oral History & Its Local Applications
HIST 4406 Topic Studies in Cultural History  
HIST 4407 Topic Studies in Social History
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Honours Project 6 units
General Education Courses 38 units
Elective Courses 30 units
Total 128 units
Related Links:
Faculty of Social Sciences: http://sosc.hkbu.edu.hk/
Department of History: http://histweb.hkbu.edu.hk/
Internship Programmes: http://sosc1.hkbu.edu.hk/internship/
Schedule of Courses by Semester