BA (Honours) in Language Studies - Chinese Major/English Major

General

Program Description

Programme Aims

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;
  • 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.

Programme Features

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 30-cp available in the Elective domain to take elective courses, Second Major 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.
  • A compulsory, 3- to 4-week Intensive Language Summer Camp (non-credit-bearing) introduces students to professional communication skills in English and Putonghua through practical workshops, outdoor activities, and on-site visits of various kinds of local organisations and corporate bodies.
  • 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.

Programme Structure*

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Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.

*Guided by the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the University Strategy Plan 2016-25, the programme structure is under active review to further enhance the quality of learning and teaching. Details will be announced in due course.

Chinese Major

Programme Code: JS8600

The Chinese Major track of the BA(Lang Studies) programme aims to graduate students who are critical thinkers equipped with analytical skills to learn from varied social and situated contexts, and who have developed a global world view based upon a heightened level of cross-cultural awareness and intercultural sensitivity. Our Chinese Majors will also be reflective learners and as such should become acutely aware of the need for life-long learning in a globally dynamic multicultural environment. Through a carefully integrated curriculum, students majoring in Chinese will acquire a solid foundation in their major with a global perspective.

English Major

Programme Code: JS8612

The English Major track of the BA(Lang Studies) programme aims to graduate students who are critical thinkers equipped with analytical skills to learn from varied social and situated contexts, and who have developed a global world view based upon a heightened level of cross-cultural awareness and intercultural sensitivity. Our English majors will also be reflective learners and as such should become acutely aware of the need for life-long learning in a globally dynamic multicultural environment. Through a carefully integrated curriculum, students majoring in English will acquire a solid foundation in their major with a global perspective.

Last updated Sep 2019

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