Honours College Certificate Programme (HC20)
(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2020/2021 and after)
This course has three interrelated components focused on the individual, community, and global society, and is designed to develop leadership abilities. The first component focuses on developing students’ individual self-awareness and personal development through an exploration of values, beliefs, and socio-cognitive skills. The second component focuses on developing students’ leadership skills in the local community. The third component focuses on preparing students to be global citizens, with an enhanced understanding of the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviours typical of different cultures and societies. Taken together, these three distinct course components will build students’ capacity to be global leaders.
The course brings together students of different majors to conduct small group research and discussion on current social issues of local and global communities, and everyday problems, under the supervision of members from the Residential Colleges, including resident fellows, non-resident fellows, and college affiliates. Students are motivated to develop their skills on critical thinking, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and teamwork.
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Students are required to apply knowledge from their disciplines of studies to broader global issues such as innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability, and complete scholarly projects under the supervision of faculty advisors in the respective field of study of the research topics, including multidisciplinary topics. The projects are expected to meet the scholarly standards of the disciplines and of the Honours College. Students are required to present their projects.
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Honours Programme (HC17)
(for students admitted to UM in Academic Year 2017/2018 and after)
This course focuses on the processes that will facilitate students’ self-awareness and exploration of values, beliefs, and socio-cognitive skills for active participation as responsible citizens and leaders in the local community and globally. Through collaborative teaching and learning and peer socialization processes, students will engage in a range of individual and group projects related to personal development and social skill development fostering effective self-evaluation, networking, group work, social responsibility and service leadership.
Leadership is the ability to positively influence people and motivate them to collaborate for the common good. The course Leadership Skills and Positive Influence aims to build the self-confidence of students, enhance their social and collaborative skills, and provide them with concrete opportunities to demonstrate care and concern for their immediate community. It shall afford various means for students to nurture effective leadership skills, gain meaningful social experiences, and form good attitudes that will enable them to make a positive difference in society.
We all live today in a global context, where we frequently engage and interact with people from diverse cultural, national, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Living and working successfully in this global context requires an ability to understand and appreciate cultural diversity. By drawing insights from the fields of Communication, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, this course will help students better understand the diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This knowledge will facilitate students’ ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from those cultural groups.
The course brings together students of different majors to conduct small group research and discussion on current issues of local and global communities, and everyday problems. Students are motivated to develop their skills on critical thinking, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and teamwork.