challenges and opportunities relating to globalization
This is a personal statement intended for the application of a M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History, it should be about 1000 words. The applicant’s personal background includes an undergraduate degree in history and legal studies, he has a strong desire to learn history and connect it to society and law.
Here is a descriiption of the program he is applying to:
The M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History stresses the importance of a global perspective in the study of history, achieved through comparative and cross-cultural research methods. An understanding of such an approach is essential to the study of Integrated Humanities or Liberal (Arts) Studies.
Appreciate Hong Kong’s people and culture
Learn more about modern China, particularly in the context of China’s development as a rising world power
Understand the challenges and opportunities relating to globalization
View Chinese history through global lens, and likewise understand global events from a Chinese perspective
Apply historical knowledge to contemporary issues
Course selection flexibility: students are offered maximum freedom in their choice of courses
A bi-literate (Chinese and English) and tri-lingual (Cantonese, Putonghua and English) learning environment
Cultivation of creativity and originality: emphasis on cultivating student’s ability to conduct original research
Studying method and examinations place less emphasis on memorization
Fieldwork is an integral part in the study of History. Students have many opportunities for conducting field researches in Hong Kong, Mainland or overseas countries throughout the academic year
Academic Advisory System: Every student will be assigned an academic advisor providing general supervision on studying and adaptation to the University
A choice of evening and Saturday courses is available