Minor in Cultural Heritage Studies

Minor in Cultural Heritage Studies

Anthropology now has a new minor programme that Anthropology majors can take. This programme focuses on the preservation and management of cultural heritage in Hong Kong and adjacent regions. After taking this programme, students will be able to develop their careers in museums, education (particularly liberal studies), tourism, as well as other areas related to culture. The programme is co-organized by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of History. To minor in the programme, students shall complete 18 units of courses as designated by the two departments:

(1) Required Courses (6 units)

HIST1000 History for Today or;
HIST2001 Historiography (Introductory)


ANTH2730 Preserving Cultural Heritage or;
ANTH2760 China’s Cultural Heritage

Note: One of these four courses, not counted towards the fulfillment of the requirement of Minor Programme in Cultural Heritage Studies, may be taken as an elective course counted towards the fulfillment of 12 units of elective courses listed below.

(2) Elective Courses (12 units)

Any 4 courses from the following, with at least 1 course from each group, and at least 2 courses at 3000 or above level

Anthropology courses:

ANTH1410 Culture of Hong Kong
ANTH2370 Intangible Heritage in Hong Kong
ANTH2520 Globalization and Culture
ANTH2720 Archaeology of Hong Kong
ANTH3350 Food and Culture
ANTH3370 Tourism and Culture
ANTH3790 Archaeological Field Study
ANTH4210 Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations and Identities
ANTH4720 Museums and Anthropology

History courses:

HIST2500 History of Hong Kong
HIST3406 History of Food and Food Cultures
HIST4500 Topic Studies in Hong Kong History
HIST4502 Traditional Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong: Perspectives of History and Anthropology
HIST4600 Topic Studies in Comparative History
HIST4700 Topic Studies in Public History

Students can refer to the application procedure at Registration and Examinations Section (RES). Applications should be submitted via CUSIS during the period as specified by the RES.

If you have any questions, please call the History Department at 3943 7117. If you have any questions, please call the department at 3943 7670, or e-mail us at anthropology@cuhk.edu.hk.

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