GCSOL Introduction

Universities around the world today are committed to providing an education that combines research-embedded teaching with capacity building instruction emphasizing connectivity, creativity, and English-language communication.


The Global China Studies On-Line (GCSOL) Curriculum reflects the best efforts of the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science to do this through online education, blended classroom teaching, and active learning.


This interdisciplinary curriculum showcases SHSS’ world-class research strength in creative arts, humanities, language education, and social science, as well as our development of a new pedagogy using on-line resources to develop students’ communication skills, teamwork, and creativity.


The classes are taught exclusively in English and designed for a multi-lingual student body whose first language is generally not English.