The General Education Foundation Programme of CUHK invites students to read classics and reflect on perennial issues regarding the social institution, universal values, cultural plurality, and science and ethics, the design of which resonates with the Four Areas of University General Education. The two courses of the programme, “In Dialogue with Humanity” and “In Dialogue with Nature”, aim to explore human knowledge and human condition. Students are required to read selected classics and discuss related issues with teachers and classmates. Since 2010, all secondary six entrants are required to take the courses. Click here to learn more about the General Education Foundation Programme.
One of the objectives of the programme is to help students develop an “intellectual inquisitiveness when addressing issues related to their life and society”. This requires students to acquire extensive practices and experience in life. “Experiencing Classics” aims to foster deeper reflection and engagement with the classics by taking students out of the classroom into the reality of life and society, where they can apply the wisdom of the classics to what they experience here and now, “Farming with Classics” is one such endeavor.