English Language and Literature (ENG) as Home Major and Chinese Language and Literature (CHI) as Second Major

Students taking ENG as their Home Major are required to take all required courses (36 units) and four electives (12 units). Details are given below. In their Second Major programme, they are required to take 10 required courses (30 units) and four electives (12 units).


ENG as Home Major  
Required Courses 36 units
  ENGL1005 English, Creativity, and Cultures 3 units
  ENGL2005 Introduction to the Study of Language 3 units
  ENGL2006 Language, Culture and Society  3 units
  ENGL2015 Literature and Culture 3 units
  ENGL2007 Literary and Comparative Studies 3 units
  ENGL2016 Sounds of English around the World 3 units
  ENGL2017 Stepping Stones in English Grammar  3 units
  ENGL2025 The Art of Storytelling  3 units
  ENGL2026 Argumentation and Persuasion  3 units
  ENGL2027 Academic and Professional Writing   3 units
  ENGL3005 Research Skills in English Language and Literature   3 units
  ENGL4898 Honours Project 3 units
  ENGL4899 Honours Project 3 units
Major Elective Courses 12 units
Students must choose four courses from the following groups, at least two courses of which must be at 3000 or 4000 level:
  Group A: Language and Communication Studies
  ENGL2095 Foundations of Language Studies 3 units
  ENGL3007 Discourse Studies 3 units
  ENGL3026 Special Topic in Language 3 units
  ENGL3027 Special Topic in Linguistic Theory 3 units
  ENGL3107 Acquiring and Learning a Language 3 units
  ENGL3115 Studying Hong Kong Through the Lens of Language 3 units
  ENGL3205 Components of a Word 3 units
  ENGL3206 Critical Discourse Analysis 3 units
  ENGL3207 Language and Intercultural Communication 3 units
  ENGL3305 Studying Meaning 3 units
  ENGL3306 Understanding Phonological Patterns 3 units
  ENGL3307 Architecture of Grammar 3 units
  ENGL4006 Advanced Topic in Language 3 units
  ENGL4007 Advanced Topic in Linguistic Theory 3 units
  ENGL4017 Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender 3 units
  ENGL4025 Analysing Multimodal Communication 3 units
  ENGL4026 Exploring Intercultural Communication through Films and Literature 3 units
  ENGL4027 Exploring Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 3 units
  ENGL4035 Functional Grammar 3 units
  ENGL4036 Language, Communication and Advertising 3 units
  ENGL4037 Language and the Workplace 3 units
  ENGL4045 Language in Education 3 units
  ENGL4047 Perspectives on Universal Themes 3 units
  ENGL4055 Stories of English 3 units
  ENGL4056 Theoretical Linguist Meets World 3 units
  ENGL4057 Unravelling Syntax 3 units
  ENGL4115 Tone in Human Languages 3 units
  ENGL4116 Language and Power 3 units
  Third Language (Putonghua is not counted) 3 units
  Group B: Literary and Comparative Studies
  ENGL2035 The Short Story 3 units
  ENGL2036 Pre-Modern Drama  3 units
  ENGL2076 Poetry  3 units
  ENGL2077 Critical Approaches to Literature  3 units
  ENGL2086 Poetry and Poetics  3 units
  ENGL3015 Creative Writing  3 units
  ENGL3025 Faces of Comparative Literature 3 units
  ENGL3036 Chinese-Western Literary Relations  3 units
  ENGL3037 Creative Writing Workshop 3 units
  ENGL3045 Great Novels in English  3 units
  ENGL3046 Literature and the Nobel Prize  3 units
  ENGL3055 Literature and Film  3 units
  ENGL3066 Modern and Contemporary Drama  3 units
  ENGL3096 The Child and Literature  3 units
  ENGL3105 Twentieth-Century Literature  3 units
  ENGL3106 Modern and Contemporary Poetry  3 units
  ENGL3116 Hong Kong Literature 3 units
  ENGL3405 Shakespeare as Dramatist 3 units
  ENGL4016 American Popular Fiction after 1950  3 units
  ENGL4046 Hong Kong Stories in English  3 units
  ENGL4065 Dystopian Fiction  3 units
  ENGL4066 World Literatures  3 units
  ENGL4067 Comics and Graphic Novels  3 units
  ENGL4075 Special Topic in Comparative Literature  3 units
  ENGL4076 21st Century Fiction  3 units
  ENGL4077 Detective Fiction  3 units
  ENGL4085 Special Topic in Literature  3 units
  ENGL4086 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries  3 units
  ENGL4087 Special Topic in Critical Theory  3 units
  ENGL4095 Gender and Literature 3 units
  ENGL4096 Diaspora Writing in English 3 units
  ENGL4097 Gothic Literature 3 units
  ENGL4105 Comparative Drama 3 units
  ENGL4106 Literary Journalism 3 units
  ENGL4107 Postcolonial Fiction 3 units
  ENGL4117 The Human History of Amorous Deeds 3 units
  ENGL4125 Literature and Religion 3 units


CHI as Second Major  
Required Courses 30 units
  CHIL2005 History of Classical Chinese Literature (Pre-Qin to the Five Dynasties)  3 units
  CHIL2006 Introduction to Literature* 3 units
  CHIL2007 Modern Chinese Grammar 3 units
  CHIL2015 Study Skills and Research Methodology* 3 units
  CHIL2016 Chinese Etymology* 3 units
  CHIL2017 Classical Chinese 3 units
  CHIL2025 History of Classical Chinese Literature (Song to Qing Dynasties) 3 units
  CHIL2026 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature (1917–present) 3 units
  CHIL3005 Chinese Phonology* 3 units
  CHIL4005 Literary Criticism* 3 units
Major Elective Courses 12 units
Students must choose two courses from Group A and two course from Group B or C or D, at least two courses of which must be at 3000 or 4000 level:
  Group A
  CHIL2045 Classical Chinese  Masterpieces in English (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4006 Chinese Bibliography 3 units
  CHIL4007 Chinese Classics—Intensive Reading and Reflection 3 units
  CHIL4015 Chinese Classics and Culture 3 units
  CHIL4016 Chinese Thought and Literature 3 units
  CHIL4017 Integrated Study of Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHIL4025 Lun Yu 3 units
  CHIL4026 Modern Views on Traditional Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHIL4027 Selected Readings from Classical Confucian Works 3 units
  CHIL4035 Selected Readings from Traditional Chinese Thinkers (Zi) 3 units
  CHIL4036 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4037 Zhuang Zi 3 units
  CHIL4107 Masterpieces in Chinese Historiography (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4207 Western Sinology 3 units
  Group B
  CHIL4045 Chinese Language and Culture 3 units
  CHIL4046 Chinese Rhetoric 3 units
  CHIL4047 Chinese Semantics 3 units
  CHIL4055 Practical Chinese Grammar 3 units
  CHIL4056 Selected Masterpieces in Chinese Linguistics 3 units
  CHIL4057 Special Topics in Chinese Language 3 units
  CHIL4305 Fundamentals of Chinese Dialectology 3 units
  Group C
  CHIL1005 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry 3 units
  CHIL1006 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Prose 3 units
  CHIL2046 Classical Chinese Masterpieces in English (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL3006 Chinese Biographic Literature (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL3007 Classical Chinese Fiction 3 units
  CHIL3015 Selected Chinese Lyrics and Songs 3 units
  CHIL3016 Selected Readings in Chinese Historical Writings 3 units
  CHIL4065 Chu Ci 3 units
  CHIL4066 Classical Chinese Drama 3 units
  CHIL4067 Shi Jing 3 units
  CHIL4075 Special Topics in Chinese Critical Theory (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4076 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Fiction and Drama 3 units
  CHIL4077 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHIL4085 Special Topics in the History of Chinese Literature (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4086 Studies in Selected Chinese Poets and/or Lyricists 3 units
  CHIL4087 Wenxin Diaolong 3 units
  CHIL4097 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4206 Masterpieces in Chinese Historiography (Classical Literature) 3 units
  Group D
  CHIL3017 Creative Writing in Chinese 3 units
  CHIL3025 Cross-cultural Dialogue: Hong Kong Literature and the World 3 units
  CHIL3026 Modern Chinese Fiction Writing 3 units
  CHIL3027 Modern Chinese Prose Writing 3 units
  CHIL3057 Chinese Biographic Literature (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4095 Single Chinese Author Forum (Modern and Contemporary Writer) 3 units
  CHIL4096 Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHIL4105 Special Topics in Chinese Critical Theory (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4106 Special Topics in the History of Chinese Literature (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4205 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Modern Literature) 3 units
  * Courses may be substituted by the Level 3 or Level 4 CHIL Major Elective Courses.

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