The BA (Lang Studies) programme aims to graduate students who have the following attributes:
Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the language of their major;
Demonstrate a level of proficiency in the other target language which will be sufficient for workplace communication;
Are able to identify communication issues and resolve relevant problems in context;
are critical thinkers with high moral and ethical standards, plus a readiness to question established truths, and the confidence and courage to challenge received wisdom; and
Are equipped with analytical ability to learn from varied social and global contexts whilst having a propensity to turn life’s challenges into opportunities for intellectual development and personal growth.
The programme also aims to cultivate in the students a heightened cross-cultural awareness. It prepares students for such dynamic careers as media and publications, culture and entertainment, advertising and public relations, business, education, and civil service.
The BA (Lang Studies) programme has a number of special features:
Through a carefully integrated curriculum, students majoring in Chinese or English will acquire a solid foundation in their major discipline within the context of the three broad subject domains: Language, Literature, and Culture & Communication.
All students can choose from a range of elective courses offered by different departments;
Chinese Majors and English Majors may make use of the 24-cp available in the Elective domain to take elective courses and Minor offered by the University;
A Final Year Project allows students to design and implement a piece of academic research of their own choice in areas of language, literature, and culture and communication;
A 22-cp General Education requirement incorporates four parts: Foundation, Experiential Learning, Breadth and University ePortfolio;
Students can take a series of Language Enhancement courses in the areas of English, Chinese and Putonghua;
Each student is entitled to an EdUHK subsidy of HK$10,000 for the pursuit of overseas experiential learning;
Language Exit Requirements in English (IELTS or equivalent) and Putonghua (PSC) are implemented with an aim to produce graduates of high language proficiency and to enhance their employability;
Individual Academic Advisors provide advice on academic studies and career planning.
Chinese Major/English Major Courses and Credit Points
Major (Chinese/English), 54 credit points
Major Interdisciplinary, 3 credit points
Internship, 3 credit points
Final Year Project, 6 credit points
Honours Project / Capstone Project
Electives (including optional Double Minors), 24 credit points
Language Enhancement, 9 credit points
Mandatory credit-bearing language courses
Mandatory and optional non-credit bearing language courses
General Education, 22 credit points
Total: 121 credit points
BA(Lang Studies) students will study 57 cps of course work in the following areas plus 3 cps of mandatory internship.
Culture & Communication
List of Major courses
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Translation
中國古代文學 (一) (先秦-隋唐)
中國古代文學 (二) (宋-清)
Culture & Communication