Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (REL) as Home Major and English Language and Literature (ENG) as Second Major

Students taking REL as their Home Major are required to take all required courses (27 units) and seven electives (21 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).


REL as Home Major  
Required Courses 27 units
  RELI1005 Quest For Truth and Meaning  3 units
  RELI2006 Introduction to Christianity and Civilizations 3 units
  RELI2007 Problems of Philosophy  3 units
  RELI2015 Approaches to the Study of Religion  3 units
  RELI2027 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy and Religion  3 units
  RELI2035 Introduction to Ethics  3 units
  RELI2036 Social Scientific Study of Religion  3 units
  RELI4898 Honours Project 3 units
  RELI4899 Honours Project 3 units
Major Elective Courses 21 units
Students must choose one course of each from the four study areas (12 units) and then take any three courses (9 units) from the four study areas:
  Study Area A: Philosophical Studies
  RELI3006 Major Streams in Chinese Philosophy 3 units
  RELI3007 Philosophy, Meaning and Knowledge  3 units
  RELI3027 Existentialism and Nihilism  3 units
  RELI3056 Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and Personal Identity  3 units
  RELI3065 History of Modern Western Philosophy 3 units
  RELI3087 Metaphysics: Quest for Reality  3 units
  RELI3095 Logic and Philosophy of Logic  3 units
  RELI3096 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy  3 units
  RELI4005 Philosophy of Religion  3 units
  RELI4016 Selected Topics/Readings in Philosophical Studies  3 units
  RELI4047 Mind in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy 3 units
  Study Area B: Christian Studies and Comparative Religion
  RELI3005 Daoist Religion  3 units
  RELI3017 A Survey of Jewish and Christian Scriptures  3 units
  RELI3026 Christianity, Humanism and the Contemporary World  3 units
  RELI3037 Christian Spirituality 3 units
  RELI3047 Islam 3 units
  RELI3127 History of Christian Thought 3 units
  RELI3135 Buddhism  3 units
  RELI3136 Religious Rituals and Practices in Hong Kong  3 units
  RELI4025 Christianity and Chinese Culture  3 units
  RELI4027 Selected Topics/Readings in Christian Studies or Comparative Religion  3 units
  RELI4035 Comparative Religious Themes  3 units
  Study Area C: Interdisciplinary Study of Religion
  RELI3075 Religion and Animal  3 units
  RELI3077 Religion and Social Movements  3 units
  RELI3086 Religion, Violence and Peace  3 units
  RELI3097 Psychology and Religion  3 units
  RELI3105 Anthropology and Religion  3 units
  RELI3106 Religion and Modern Chinese Societies 3 units
  RELI4015 Mysticism and Religious Experience  3 units
  RELI4036 Religion and Ideology  3 units
  RELI4037 Sociology of Religion and Modern Society  3 units
  RELI4046 Selected Topics/Readings in Religious Studies  3 units
  RELI4065 Dialogue between Religion and Modern Science 3 units
  Study Area D: Ethics and Society
  RELI3016 Philosophy, Morality and Society  3 units
  RELI3045 Contemporary Ethical Problems: Hong Kong and Beyond  3 units
  RELI3107 Chinese Moral and Political Philosophy  3 units
  RELI3115 Theological Ethics 3 units
  RELI3116 Islamic Values and Contemporary Society  3 units
  RELI3117 Service Leadership and Meaning of Life and Death  3 units
  RELI3125 Social Justice, Liberalism and Economic Equality  3 units
  RELI3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies 3 units
  RELI4066 Ethics of Human Rights: Theories and Controversies 3 units
  RELI4067 Environmental Ethics  3 units
  RELI4075 Selected Topics/Readings in Ethics  3 units


ENG as Second Major  
Required Courses 30 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
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
  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
  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
  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

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