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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Language and Translation and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language and Translation

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    Bachelor of Arts in Language and Translation (BALT)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Language and Translation, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Language and Translation, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) obtain at least 100 credits from courses in Table 1 including at least 20 credits at Higher level, of which
        i) at least 40 credits are from courses labelled T in Table 1; and
        ii) at least 40 credits are from courses labelled E in Table 1; and
      b) successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 credits are at Foundation level.

     

    Bachelor of Arts in with Honours in Language and Translation (BAHLT)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language and Translation, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language and Translation, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete at least 60 credits from courses labelled T in Table 1, of which at least 30 credits are from Higher level, including 10 credits from compulsory course TRAN A453C; and

     

    b) successfully complete at least 60 credits from courses labelled E in Table 1, of which at least 30 credits are from Higher level; and
      c) obtain further credits from the courses listed in Table 1, as necessary, to complete 140 credits; and
      d) successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.

    3.

    Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.

    4.

    Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.

    5.

    For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Language and Translation, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)

     

    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    BALT

    BAHLT

    Honours Classification Group

    Foundation level

    ENGL A100 1,2

    English for University Study

    5

    E

    E --

    ENGL A101 1

    University English Writing Skills

    5

    E

    E --

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    -

    - --

    CHIN A172C

    Introduction to Chinese Language

    5

    -

    - --

    BUS B100 1,2,3

    Business Communication

    5

    E

    E --
    BUS B103 1,3 English and Communications for Business I
    5

    E

    E --

    PTH E150C 1

    Foundation Putonghua

    5

    -

    - --

    ENGL A122 1

    Presentation Skills

    5

    E

    E --

    CHIN L124C 2

    Chinese Business Communication

    5

    -

    - --

    Middle level

    ENGL A200

    Analysing English Grammar

    10

    E

    E b

    ENGL A202

    The Structure of Modern English

    10

    E

    E b

    PTH A200C

    Putonghua II

    10

    -

    - b

    TRAN A251C

    Introduction to Translation

    10

    T

    T b

    TRAN A252C

    Language Studies for Translation

    10

    T

    T b

    TRAN A253C

    Study of Translation Texts

    5

    T

    T b

    TRAN A254C

    Fundamentals of Interpreting

    5

    T

    T b

    CHIN A272C

    Modern Chinese Grammar

    10

    -

    - b

    LANG E271 2

    Language and Communication in Society

    10

    E

    E b

    Higher level

    LANG A330

    Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

    10

    E

    E a or b

    LANG A331

    Language and Society in Hong Kong

    10

    E

    E a or b
    LANG A332 Stylistics and Discourse Analysis

    10

    E

    E a or b
    TRAN A335 Culture and Translation 10 E E a or b

    TRAN A351C

    Applied Translation 1 (Law and Business)

    10

    T

    T a or b

    TRAN A352C

    Applied Translation 2 (Public Administration and Media)

    10

    T

    T a or b
    TRAN A354C Advanced Interpreting 10 T T a or b
    TRAN A453C Translation Project 10 - T a or b

    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. Courses no longer available.
       
    3. Students who have successfully completed BUS B100 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B103.

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