The aims of this curriculum are to enable students:
- to develop knowledge and understanding of space, place and environment, in particular the spatial arrangement of places and the interaction between human and the environment;
- to think and to enquire in a geographical manner;
- to develop geographical skills and basic competencies for further studies and life situations; and
- to be informed and responsible citizens who are willing to act for the betterment of their home city, home nation and the world, and to contribute to the sustainable development of human societies and the natural environment.
- Living with Natural Hazards - Are we better equipped than the others?
- Map Reading Skills
The Compulsory Part︰seven geographical issues and problems
- C1 Opportunities and Risks – Is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?
- C2 Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge
- C3 Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?
- C4 Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?
- C5 Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea for food shortage?
- C6 Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
- C7 Climate Change – Long-term fluctuation or irreversible trend?
The Elective Part︰The four electives, out of which students study two
- E1 Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong
- E2 Weather and Climate
- E3 Transport Development, Planning and Management
- E4 Regional Study of Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta