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Courses (2018 - 2019 intake or before)

Required Courses (Total 8 courses, 24 credits)

Students must take all the following required courses.

Download Curriculum Table (48-credit Major Curriculum under the 3-3-4 System) (Original and Revised Curriculum are both applicable)

Programme Electives

Students can choose to take (1) 24 credits of courses from Programme Electives or (2) 12 credits from any Programme Electives and 12 credits from a specified Area of Concentration.

Students who choose option (2) are required to take at least 3 credits from Directed Research Project or Internship (or both). Students should declare their Area of Concentration by the end of their second year of study but no later than the end of Term 1 in their third year of study.


CUS1001 Why “Culture” and “Study” Matter – An Introduction to Cultural Studies (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS1011 Subcultures (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS1012 Boredom and Fear in Culture (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS2222 Kunqu Opera (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3001 Curating Digital Practice*(from 2019-20)
CUS3002 Curating Performance and Cultural Practice*(from 2019-20)
CUS3003 Media and Creative Industries*(from 2019-20)
CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality*(from 2019-20)
CUS3005 Media Networks and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3006 Social Drama and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3007 Social Media Literacy*(from 2019-20)
CUS3008 Special Topics in Creativity and Performance Cultures*(from 2019-20)
CUS3009 Special Topics in Digital Culture & Media Practices*(from 2019-20)
CUS3013 Techno-culture* 
CUS3014 Sexuality & Cultural Politics (titled as Sexuality Studies in 2018-19 or before)     
CUS3109 Cultural Formation in Hong Kong*(not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3112 Culture & Literary Imagination  (titled as Literature and Cultural Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3132 Gender & Sexuality in Comparative Perspective (titled as Cultural Transformation in Modern China in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3206 Global Culture and Citizenship 
CUS3213 Culture, Power and Government* 
CUS3214 Culture, Value and Belief* (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3215 Gender and Cultural Politics 
CUS3218 Topics in Cultural Theory* (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3219 Culture & Textual Politics (titled as The Cultural Politics of Reading in 2018-19 or before)     
CUS3304 Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Research* (titled as Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2018-19 or before)   
CUS3309 Film, Gender, & Sexuality (titled as Film and Cinema Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3310 Media, Culture and Society* 
CUS3314 Hong Kong Popular Culture 
CUS3316 Modern Chinese Thought* (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3317 Narrating Hong Kong 
CUS3322 City Cultures* 
CUS3324 Post-Colonial Studies (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3325 Workshop on Creativity & Cultural Production* 
CUS3326 Seminar in Current Cultural Issues* (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3329 Special Topics in Socio-Political Studies* (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3333 Culture, Pleasure and Feeling(not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3350 Power and Body in Performing Arts (titled as Power and Body in the Performing Arts in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3359 Introduction to Performance Cultures* (titled as Introduction to Performance Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3360 Performance Practices Workshop*
CUS3409 Education and Cultural Politics* (titled as Education and Cultural Studies in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3410 Cultural Policy and Community * 
CUS3411 Media Creativity * 
CUS4331 Cultures of Cinema* (titled as Topics in Cinema and Media Studies in 2018-19 or before)                

Areas of Concentration

A. Education and Liberal Studies

CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality*(from 2019-20)
CUS3006 Social Drama and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3007 Social Media Literacy*(from 2019-20)
CUS3013 Techno-culture 
CUS3109 Cultural Formation in Hong Kong (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3214 Culture, Value and Belief (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3218 Topics in Cultural Theory (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3310 Media, Culture and Society 
CUS3316 Modern Chinese Thought (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3326 Seminar in Current Cultural Issues (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3329 Special Topics in Socio-Political Studies (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3409 Education and Cultural Politics* (titled as Education and Cultural Studies in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3410 Cultural Policy and Community 
CUS3411 Media Creativity 
CUS4299 Internship~ 
CUS4320 Directed Research Project~

B. Community and Cultural Policy

CUS3003 Media and Creative Industries*(from 2019-20)
CUS3005 Media Networks and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3006 Social Drama and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3109 Cultural Formation in Hong Kong (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3213 Culture, Power and Government 
CUS3214 Culture, Value and Belief (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3218 Topics in Cultural Theory (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3304 Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Research* (titled as Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2018-19 or before)   
CUS3322 City Cultures 
CUS3326 Seminar in Current Cultural Issues (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3329 Special Topics in Socio-Political Studies (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3409 Education and Cultural Politics* (titled as Education and Cultural Studies in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3410 Cultural Policy and Community
CUS3411 Media Creativity 
CUS4299 Internship~ 
CUS4320 Directed Research Project~

C. Creativity and Media Studies

CUS3001 Curating Digital Practice*(from 2019-20)
CUS3002 Curating Performance and Cultural Practice*(from 2019-20)
CUS3003 Media and Creative Industries*(from 2019-20)
CUS3004 Media, Gender, and Sexuality*(from 2019-20)
CUS3005 Media Networks and Everyday Life*(from 2019-20)
CUS3007 Social Media Literacy*(from 2019-20)
CUS3013 Techno-culture 
CUS3218 Topics in Cultural Theory (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3304 Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Research* (titled as Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2018-19 or before)   
CUS3310 Media, Culture and Society 
CUS3325 Workshop on Creativity & Cultural Production 
CUS3326 Seminar in Current Cultural Issues (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3329 Special Topics in Socio-Political Studies (not offered from 2019-20)
CUS3359 Introduction to Performance Cultures* (titled as Introduction to Performance Studies in 2018-19 or before)
CUS3360 Performance Practices Workshop
CUS3409 Education and Cultural Politics* (titled as Education and Cultural Studies in 2018-19 or before) 
CUS3410 Cultural Policy and Community 
CUS3411 Media Creativity
CUS4299 Intemship~
CUS4320 Directed  Research Project~
CUS4331 Cultures of Cinema* (titled as Topics in Cinema and Media Studies in 2018-19 or before)     

Free Electives

Students may select courses in any discipline to obtain the total number of credits required for graduation, subject to timetable, course load and study scheme constraints.

Others - Cluster courses offered by the Department of Cultural Studies

CLA9007 Creative Thinking
CLA9008 Performance Arts in Modern Times
CLA9017 Cantonese Opera Performance Workshop (Siu Leung)(not offered from 2019-20)
CLA9018 Digital Tactics and Subcultures 
CLB9006 Media Literacy 
CLB9007 Why Classical Music Matters(not offered from 2019-20)
CLB9015 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly(not offered from 2019-20)
CLB9018 Thinking Like an Anthropologist
CLB9019 Childhood, Youth and Culture
CLD9001 Technology and Cultural Change
CLE9001 Cross-cultural Interchange and Urban Life
CLE9006 Morality and Commodity Cultures(not offered from 2019-20)
CLE9026 The Everyday Culture of the Web
CLE9028 Sexual Cultures in Asia
CLE9029 Culture and Ecology


(R) denotes required course(s).
* Co-listed under the three Areas of Concentration.
~ Students taking courses in an Area of Concentration should take at least 3 credits from Directed Research Project or Internship (or both may also be taken).