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GE2333 The Science of Cosmetics

Assessment Tasks
  • No Examination
  • With Quiz
  • No Individual report
  • With Group project
Offering semesters
2020/21 Sem B 2018/19 Sem B 2017/18 Sem B 2016/17 Sem B 2015/16 Sem B
Average workload
A+ (1)
A (2)
A- (2)
B+ (0)
B (4)
B- (3)
C+ (1)
C (0)
C- (0)
D (0)
Fail (0)
Dropped (0)

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2018/19 Sem B

A

4 lab reports
few simple quizzes in lesson
one group project (4~5 ppl per grp)
exam only have one pages mostly related to lab report
my whole group with or without science background also get good result

2018/19 Sem B

B-

Have to admit, did not expect my grade to be that low as I prepared for the exam and had coherent answers for all the questions. The course really is interesting and light in itself, but the exam expectations are far too high to get graded highly for questions that can come up from ANYWHERE in what you've studied throughout the semester.

It doesn't make sense for your comprehension of the course to almost solely reflect on the exam alone. Even a practical lab exam (identifying chemical, making own product, etc.) would be better. From what I heard almost, if not all GEs have final exams so choose what will interest you with a grain of salt. That being said, the teachers aren't to blame for this and Alex is still a wacky treat in a midst of monotone voices.

2018/19 Sem B

A-

利申: fm, major chem

輕鬆,高中chem level。lecture講下唔同質地嘅化妝品嘅化學結構,整soap嘅原理,同一般高中chem堂冇咩分別,但有時有啲堂好無聊,例如five senses。

做lab好玩好多,整下hand cream, lotion,又可以攞返屋企。lab report都唔難,但格式只係播條片就算,要自己摸索。字數方面佢suppose你交一張A4兩版就算,但我當時睇咗ge指南,所以有寫多俾佢。

group project最好諗啲特別啲嘅題目,professor話年年都有香水,防曬嗰啲。題目唔可以重複,諗到題目就儘快send俾professor,先到先得。除咗ppt仲要準備兩條問題連答案,present完之後有test,計分,題目喺每組準備嗰兩條問題裏面抽。

講起exam真係痴線,又話出short Q,下下都十分八分條,又要背曬啲實驗步驟,考試時間得一個鐘。最好背下實驗中某啲ingredients有咩作用,不過我都係考前一兩日先溫,認真啲做lab report就會記得答案。

同組同學唔係讀chem都有A-,可以參考下

2016/17 Sem B

C+

睇GE GUIDE話好輕鬆GRADE又唔太差 本身自己都係BCH 咪諗住呢個COURSE冇事
結果哈哈 中哂伏 係大伏 自問自己冇走過堂啲QUIZ做齊 PPT冇遲交 我係真係唔明點解個GRADE爛到咁 如果大家想HEA下又想試一次睇下呢個COURSE係咪真係咁爛GRADE 不仿泥緊REG下^^

2016/17 Sem B

B

早前已經聽過呢一科較為輕鬆,又可以學到點樣整化妝品,所以就報左呢一科。
其實工作量唔算多,只係需要每個禮拜做QUIZ(約六個),4個實驗+ 即場交既Lab Reports,同埋Group Presentation (最後兩個禮拜present)

利申:Major Chem

本身諗住坐b+ 望a,點知出黎得個b,我當堂嚇傻左,自問都識哂裡面d 野,而且乜都交齊,所以放成績後膽粗粗上去問Prof.,結果佢只係話其實今年考得唔錯既人好多,所以如果回答問題+Present 時冇d 好獨特既見解同埋outstanding 既performance 都幾難有a range,佢仲話讀chem 未必有優勢,因為做lab report + quiz 既時候,文科學生會傾向寫多d野去elaborate 個答案,而理科學生多數求其寫兩句以為中point 就算,所以文科同學有時都可能會好過理科人。

所以如果理科人揀呢科,可以試下寫多d 野去組織自己既答案搏個好grade。

2016/17 Sem B

B

自己本身讀緊cb 自問好俾心機上堂 每次即堂quiz都識得做 但可能proj做得差(組組present都有介紹chem嘅concept 例如介紹moisturizer裡面有咩chemical 係咩構造 用咩原理去保護皮膚等等 總之就好pro啦 但我哋組就冇咁深入 冇乜講過啲chem嘢)最後得B...sad 但真心輕鬆嘅

2016/17 Sem B

B

當初諫E個GE course 係有人推介話靚grade + 輕鬆, 佢係2015-2016 sem b 讀拎a-
所以就reg黎讀
我為左拎靚grade,所有計分tasks都好認真做到最好,結果得B,知道個grade呆左一呆
點解同ge指南果d comment講發唔一樣, 問左幾個fd都係b/b-
上黎留言見到有今個sem讀的2位都係b-, 知就咩事了
今年應該改左評分準則
利申:理科人,bch1100(chem) A, 本來aim a- , at least 都以為有b+

workload的確好少 成個sem總共12堂 :8堂lectures , 4堂labs
no exam , 100% coursework
40% lecture quiz (total 8 個) , 30% lab report ( total 4個) , 30% group presentation

每一堂lecture最後會有個quiz

Dr. Wong 的 lecture quiz 係 short questions 形式
(4-5)條 ,有溫佢份notes就一定識 , 但印象中有2份quiz的其中一題係佢口頭up,notes冇
Dr. Sun 就 mainly MC出 , 又唔算難 但如果冇預先溫定notes
會唔識諫d mc
印象中唔係全部4/5諫1題型
而係有1d 所謂choose all the correct answer題型

lab sessions 做 experiments 加 lab reports 一頁兩面,4-5題題目,
唔識可以上網搵 or 問 lab的assistants.
其實冇畫一標準答案,寫得多見你有誠意會比高d分你

最後30%係group projects ,係最尾2堂lectures present,
題目自定,要組佢approve
雖然有比guideline or 講埋有咩marking creteria
但感覺上你高唔高分
取決於佢bye唔bye你個topic 及相關內容係佢心目中夠唔夠interesting

總括黎講
如果想諫一科少野做的-----> e個ge course岩你
但如果你係為左grade而諫,而心目中係認為A-/以上先係靚grade
e個 ge course唔適合閣下

希望comment幫到各位
2015-2016 semb 的comment已經唔再適合作為參考

2016/17 Sem B

B-

文科人揀之前要諗清楚,班上基本上係讀science或者係有science底。
Workload 主要有 quiz, lab report 同 group project & presentation。
Quiz 大概有6-7個,每堂lecture完左之後會有10分鐘溫習ppt跟著quiz, ppt大概20張slides。雖然總括來說題目唔算好難,但每次會有1-2題係難少少,係lecture無直接講。所以文科人可能有d輸蝕,答唔出嚟。同埋最後兩個quiz既題目係來自每組既group project。
Lab report 要寫4次,係每次係lab做完實驗到即場寫,題目多數會前一兩日up左上canvas,可以提早預備。lab做既實驗好簡單,教你整下body lotion, lipstick, soap 同hand cream,都係將d唔同既油溝嚟溝去。lab report 題目大概有5題, 每次都會問state your observation in the experiment 同 compare the texture of raw materials and final product, 另外2-3題就因實驗唔同有唔同既問題。
Group project 自由分組,4-6人一組,大題目要係關於cosmetics and beauty, sub-topic 自定後要經dr wong approve。最後2堂present同每組出2題題目for quiz.
總括而言,workload唔算重,平時lecture 同lab 都會早放1小時,group project 唔算難做。Grade方面,冇讀過理科野既,難有保證。但如果話唔計較grade又想挽下實驗同學少少chem野既話,呢科都係一科幾輕鬆既科。

2016/17 Sem B

B-

呢科都算幾有趣,但文科人讀就要諗諗。
Workload都又唔算好重既,不過堂堂要Quiz(要即堂Close Book,即係佢教完就比十分鐘你溫,之後就Quiz,問題係全部short questions。)
咁我中學中三之後就無學過Science既野,第一堂上課Dr. Wong 就問有幾多個完全無學過Chem既,一睇加埋我得幾隻手舉起⋯⋯不過見個course幾有趣就無drop喇,唯有次次上堂前一日就上網預習,預早溫曬佢既Notes。(咁大個人都係第一次咁有心預習)
而另外係做Lab report,有得一早上網搵曬答案,Lab分組佢會同你分埋,所以無得同FD一組。
最後有個Presentation,Topic自己諗,諗好Send比Dr. Wong通過,四個人一組present 8-10分鐘,唔係好清楚佢想要咩因為無咩guideline。
講真Dr. Wong上堂教係教得幾好既,連我理科白癡預習埋加上佢教完都會明教緊咩野,不過派左grade就打左個突(Quiz除左一定有條超級難其他有溫都會識Lab report又有得上網搵答案,present正正常常),原本以為無B+都有個B喇,點知出黎得個B-,所以文科仔Reg之前一定要諗諗,因為我除左覺得係Quiz比理科人屈左機之外都諗唔到有咩原因拎呢個grade。
當然喇,如果你係一個想要個course上堂輕輕鬆鬆(次次都會早放一個鐘),又想有Lab玩下既話唔太理grade既文科人,呢個course就岩你喇。

2015/16 Sem B

A+

This is an interesting GE course. The lecturer introduced some basic chemistry knowledge through describing the principle and mechanism of cosmetic products. No examination is needed, which is very good.
Our performance is mainly assessed by
- the quiz after each lecture (only 4-5 short questions, can be done in less than 5 mins),
- 4 lab reports (on DIY cosmetic),
- 1 group presentation.
The most interesting part is the laboratory sessions, which allows you to prepare the cosmetic product by yourself.
I have no chemistry background, but can still understand the main content. The content is also not boring. Most of my friends got grades above B.

2015/16 Sem B

A

同上...

但想好啲grade 個project topic 可能要特別啲,因為成班分左好多 group,好容易同其他group 差唔多

2015/16 Sem B

A-

輕鬆好玩無tutorial。
教授會自動cancel tutorial
唯一的功課:group project 10 mins 題目自定。
其餘全部堂課(每次落堂後open book quiz,唔洗溫書,有Mc,有長答甘),Lab report(簡單跟翻lab menu就答ok)
lab就有4次整下簡單護膚品甘。

2015/16 Sem B

B

Very interesting course. you can make your own cosmetics products in the lab sessions like lipstick, handcream.
workload is low as there is only one group presentation at the end of the course.
however, there is a short quiz after every lesson. quiz is easy as i guess it is just for checking your attendance and attention to the lecture.
the final grade is not reli good tho