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 Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Language and Translation and Bachelor of Arts in 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 terms of pass status) in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits (in terms of pass status) 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 2

Business Communication

5

E

E --

PTH E150C 1

A Foundation Course in 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.

May 2007

 
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