General Education Requirement (GER)/ Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE)

HC0201 Chinese Literature in Singapore 
Pre-requisite(s): A good pass in GCE 'O' Level Chinese or Higher Chinese, or equivalent | 3 AUs
 
Singapore's Chinese literature has undergone a historical period of one hundred year, and witnessed the historical, social, and cultural developments of modern Singapore. This course, conducted in Chinese, aims to provide you with a sketch of literary landscape of the Chinese literature in Singapore from 1919 to present day, and help you to learn the leading literary texts, relevant socio-cultural context, and the writing skills of Singapore's Chinese writers. 
HC5002 Introduction to Chinese Cinemas (in English)  
Pre-requisite(s): Nil | 3 AUs
 
 
This course follows roughly the history of Chinese cinemas from its early days in the 1930s Shanghai to contemporary transnational and independent productions, with a focus on the auteur films emerging from the 1990s and 2000s. It aims to introduce you not only to some of the most important films made in Chinese but also to the different cultural dynamics and traditions operating in the film industries in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. The course also pays particular attention to the development of film genres such as melodrama and action cinema, as well as the various approaches—ranging from realist to modernist—for cinema to engage social reality. The course is designed for all students interested in Chinese cinemas, no pre-requisites required.

HC5010 Animals in Chinese Culture (in English) 
Pre-requisite: Nil | 3 AUs
This course is also offered as Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE).

Drawing from a wide range of historical, literary and cultural texts that make “animal” a common subject matter, this course’s major aim is to offer students from all academic backgrounds and levels a broad and general overview of Chinese history, culture and society through the selected texts about animals in China.

The course will explore the constructions of Chinese culture and society via a range of discourses such as Chinese philosophy and aesthetics; semiotics and representations; adaptations; gender, cultural and political identities; food culture; conservation and tourism studies; environmental and medical histories; as well as animal welfare and environmental humanities. These multidisciplinary approaches will develop your appreciation and critical reflection of Chinese art and culture from various perspectives.

Through the changing relationships between humans and animals, the course also highlights transformations of social and cultural values in recent decades, as reflected in the growing awareness of animal welfare, and social movements against animal injustice in contemporary China. As a result, you will learn the significant roles of animals in our society, as well as the interconnectedness between human beings and animals.  
HC5016 Chinese Cinemas: Methods and Issues (in English)
Prerequisite: Nil | 3 AUs
 
This course offers an introduction to ways of reading and writing on Chinese cinemas. Looking at films produced by Chinese communities in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and other parts of the world, we will examine topics such as new wave cinemas, national, transnational, regional, or Sinophone cinemas, issues related to genre, gender representation, and history. Our discussion will focus on methods of close analysis, basic concepts of film form and style, relationship between cinematic texts and the historical horizon of production and reception, among others. 
 

HC0201 新加坡华文文学
选修条件:无 | 3 学分

新加坡华文文学的进程大致分为两个阶段:1919年至1964年为第一阶段;1965年至今为第二阶段。本课程概述新加坡的华文文学景观,并介绍及探讨各个阶段的主要文学体裁,如:诗歌、小说、散文、短篇、戏剧等。

HC5002 了解中华电影 (以英文授课)
选修此课的同学不能选修:无 | 3 学分

本课程将着重探讨港台与大陆华人族群所制作的电影。通过电影,学生将认识上述三个区域的文化,政治与社会背景,从而分析这些背景因素如何影响电影的创作与市场消费。本课程为学生抽选的电影不仅能反映中华电影对国际电影文化发展的影响与贡献,同时也反映了不同的思想意识。学生也将研究这些电影对华族与非华族社群所造成的情感冲击。通过接触不同类型的中华电影,学生将对创制这些电影的社会有更深一层的认识并了解存在该社会里的内在文化交流与跨文化交流。


HC5010 动物与中国文化 (以英文授课)3学分
选修条件:无 | 3 学分
学生可选读本课程为通识课程 (GER-PE) 或自由选修课程 (GER-UE)

本课程透过一系列文本引领同学探索中国歴史、文化与社会中“动物”的各种描述和呈现方式。

我们将透过中国哲学与美学;符号学;文本改编;性别、文化与身份政治;饮食文化;保育和旅游;环境史与医学史;以及动物权益和环境人文学等不同范畴去讨论多项动物议题,从中探讨中国古今的文化和社会建构。同时,亦以跨领域的分析和研究方式鼓励同学对中国艺术与文化进行多角度的欣赏和思考。

本课程强调动物在中国社会中的重要性,以及人与动物之间的紧密关系。从中国社会对动物权益关注的提升,我们将探讨人与动物之间的关系演变,从而思考现今社会和文化价值的转向。本课程适合各学系同学选修。​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HC5016 华语电影: 方法与议题 (以英文授课)
选修条件:无 | 3 学分

本课程会选取不同的主题及角度带领同学研习华语电影,例如新浪潮、国族电影、跨国电影、华语电影这些概念,或者关于性别的呈现、电影类型的转变、电影及历史的关系等等议题。我们的讨论会集中于文本细读的方法,电影形式及风格的分析,以及电影文本和其生产、流通、解读的历史场域之间的关系。​​​​​​​​​​