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HIST1000B History for Today

January-April 2017 (2016-17 Semester Two)


Lecturer:  Prof. Wing-kin Puk

Tel:            (852)39437062

Office:      Room 123, Fung King Hey Building



Tutor:       Ms. Guo Yejia(郭燁佳)



Lecture:   Fri. 8:30am-11:15am

Venue:     YIA LT6

Medium of instruction: English


Course Description

The study of history is at once a science, an art and a craftsmanship. Why? In what sense? This course answers this question with concrete case studies. Different types of historical archives will be selected, and ways with which these archives are interpreted will be demonstrated. Major themes of historical study will also be introduced.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will:

*   Have enhanced awareness and curiosity of professional historical knowledge and its relevance to today’s major issues or personal concerns;

*   Have enhanced judgment to distinguish narratives from facts;

*   Have enhanced ability to practice the craftsmanship, science and art of historical research;

*   Have enhanced reading, writing, and oral expression skills.


Two Important Websites

*   CUHK Blackboard in which all course materials are available:

*   CUHK History Department Course Website