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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English, Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese) / (Specialization in English), Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English and Bachelor of Arts with Honour

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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 Chinese and English (BACE)
    For students enrolled with the University before 2018 Spring term who have indicated that they would like to graduate with the original award title without specifying the specialization.
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English, 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 Chinese and English, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 10 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * i) successfully complete 40 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC, and 30 credits from the English courses labelled EC in Table 1;
        OR  
        ii) successfully complete 40 credits from the English courses labelled EC, and 30 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC in Table 1; and
     
    *
    Of the 80 credits gained from paragraphs 2b) and 2c), students must complete at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits 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 gained at Foundation level.
    Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese) (BACEC)
    3. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese), 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.
    4. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 10 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * successfully complete 40 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC, and 30 credits from the English courses labelled EC in Table 1;
     
    *
    Of the 80 credits gained from paragraphs 4b) and 4c), students must complete at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits 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 gained at Foundation level.
    Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in English) (BACEE)
    5. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in English), 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.
    6. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (Specialization in English), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 10 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * successfully complete 40 credits from the English courses labelled EC, and 30 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC in Table 1; and
     
    *
    Of the 80 credits gained from paragraphs 6b) and 6c), students must complete at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits 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 gained at Foundation level.
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (BAHCE)
    For students enrolled with the University before 2018 Spring term who have indicated that they would like to graduate with the original award title without specifying the specialization.
    7. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English, 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 50 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    8. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 20 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * i) successfully complete 60 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC, and 40 credits from the English courses labelled EC in Table 1;
        OR  
        ii) successfully complete 60 credits from the English courses labelled EC, and 40 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC in Table 1;
     
    *
    Of the 120 credits gained from paragraphs 8b) and 8c), students must complete at least 50 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese) (BAHCEC)
    9. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese), 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 50 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    10. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 20 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * successfully complete 60 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC, and 40 credits from the English courses labelled EC in Table 1; and
     
    *
    Of the 120 credits gained from paragraphs 10b) and 10c), students must complete at least 50 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in English) (BAHCEE)
    11. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in English), 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 50 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    12. For the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in English), the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 20 credits from four compulsory courses labelled CCF and ECF in Table 1 (CHIN A171C, CHIN A172C, ENGL A131 and ENGL A132); and
      b) * successfully complete 20 credits from the Translation courses labelled TC in Table 1; and
      c) * successfully complete 60 credits from the English courses labelled EC, and 40 credits from the Chinese courses labelled CC in Table 1; and
     
    *
    Of the 120 credits gained from paragraphs 12b) and 12c), students must complete at least 50 credits in courses at Higher level.
      d) successfully complete 20 credits from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 credits are gained at Foundation level.

    13.

    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.
    14. 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.
    15. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English or Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in Chinese) or Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English (Specialization in English), 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

    BACE /
    BAHCE

    Honours Classification Group

    Foundation level

    CHIN A171C

    Practice in Contemporary Language

    5

    CCF

    --

    CHIN A172C

    Introduction to Chinese Language

    5

    CCF

    --
    CHIN E130C Effective Use of Chinese (I)
    10
    CC
    --
    ENGL A101 University English Writing Skills
    5
    EC
    --
    ENGL A122 Presentation Skills
    5
    EC
    --
    ENGL A131 Introduction to English Fiction
    5
    ECF
    --
    ENGL A132 Introduction to English Drama and Poetry
    5
    ECF
    --

    PTH E150C

    Foundation Putonghua

    5

    CC

    --

    Middle level

    CHIN A272C

    Modern Chinese Grammar

    10

    CC
    b

    CHIN A273C

    Classical Chinese Shi and Ci Poetry

    10

    CC
    b
    CHIN A274C Modern Chinese Literature
    10
    CC
    b

    CHIN E230C

    Effective Use of Chinese (II)

    5

    CC
    b
    ENGL A200 Analysing English Grammar
    10
    EC
    b
    ENGL A202 The Structure of Modern English
    10
    EC
    b
    ENGL A231 English Literature in the Modern World
    5
    EC
    b
    ENGL A232 Socio-cultural Issues in English Literature
    10
    EC
    b

    PTH A200C

    Putonghua II

    10

    CC

    b

    TRAN A251C

    Introduction to Translation

    10

    TC

    b

    TRAN A252C

    Language Studies for Translation

    10

    TC

    b

    Higher level

    CHIN A360C

    News Writing, Editing and Advertising

    10

    CC
    a or b
    CHIN A362C Contemporary Chinese Literature 10
    CC
    a or b

    CHIN A366C

    Readings and Writings in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Essay

    10

    CC
    a or b

    CHIN A371C

    Classical Chinese Fiction

    10

    CC
    a or b
    CHIN A372C Chinese Literary Criticism 10 CC a or b
    CHIN A373B Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Literature 10
    CC
    a or b
    ENGL A336 Major Authors in English Literature 10 EC a or b
    ENGL A337 Critical Approaches to Literature 10 EC a or b
    LANG A330

    Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

    10

    EC a or b
    LANG A331

    Language and Society in Hong Kong

    10

    EC a or b
    LANG A332 Stylistics and Discourse Analysis

    10

    EC a or b
    TRAN A335 Culture and Translation 10 TC a or b

    TRAN A351C

    Applied Translation 1 (Law and Business)

    10

    TC a or b

    TRAN A352C

    Applied Translation 2 (Public Administration and Media)

    10

    TC a or b

    Notes:

    1. With effect from 1 January 2018, indication of specialization of either Chinese or English will be included in the award titles for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Chinese and English and Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English, if appropriate.
       
    2. Graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (specialization in English) shall only be allowed to articulate to the same specialization in English for the honours degree award. Likewise, graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and English (specialization in Chinese) shall only be allowed to articulate to the same specialization in Chinese for the honours degree award.
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