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CUSA1091 Artistic and Colourful Chemistry 色彩斑斕的化學世界
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(Last update on: 16 March 2023)



Key facts for Summer 2023:

Date:   17, 20, 25, 31* July 2023 (18 hours)
Time:   9:00am – 12:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue:   CUHK campus
Enrollment:   25
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting or studying S3-S6
Tuition Fee:   HKD 3,180.00
Lecturer:   Dr. Sam Chun Kit HAU
* This date is reserved for make-up classes in case there is any cancellation of classes due to unexpected circumstances.
# This course will be offered on CUHK campus in face-to-face mode. It may switch to online teaching in accordance with the pandemic development and the policy of the university.


This course combines the disciplines of science and culture, and aims to provide students with fundamental understanding on the nature of science and their influences on our culture and daily life.

This course aims to provide students, who have a knowledge of the principles of chemistry, an overview on the mechanism of perceiving colors, the production of various classes of dyes and pigments, including their corresponding applications. Graphics, demonstrations, and project presentations are the major elements of interactive learning environment in this course.




Organising units:
  • Department of Chemistry, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the origin and development of scientific discoveries and their influences on our culture, health, and daily life.
  2. Compare and describe both the positive and adverse impacts of science developments on human welfares.
  3. Categorize and evaluate their viewpoints on how scientific advancements intersect human culture, health, and daily life.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lectures
  2. Exercise and Assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  1.25
* Certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to students who attain at least 75% attendance and pass the assessment (if applicable)
Expected applicants:   Students who are promoting or studying S3-S6
Organising period:   Summer 2021; Summer 2022; Summer 2023
Application method:   SAYT Online application