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    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and Comparative Literature

     

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    Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English and Comparative Literature (BAHECLJ)

    英文及比較文學榮譽文學士

     JUPAS Code: JS9017

    Introduction

    Programme Feature

    EDB Recognition

    Admission Requirements

    General Structure

    Career Prospects

    Further Studies

    Programme Team

    Enquiries

    Media Coverage

     

    Introduction

    This full-time programme is designed to give students broad and comprehensive training in the cultural formation of the English language and its literature in the modern and globalized era.

     

    Programme Feature

    This is a 4-year programme offered by the School of Arts and Social Sciences in the face-to-face teaching mode. The programme includes a wide range of courses on the various genres of literary texts and art forms in English from different historical and cultural backgrounds.

     

    The programme intends to equip students in Hong Kong with the ability of critical thinking. It will introduce analytical frameworks through the study of literature, culture, film and mass media. The programme is organized in such a way that it will enhance students’ critical ability and cultural awareness, thus preparing them for complex jobs involving sophistication in cultural critique.

     

    EDB Recognition

    EDB has decided to include this programme in the SCOLAR list of recognized English language major degree programmes and the list of "Programmes Accepted for Grants under the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers." This programme is also accepted as an English language major degree for meeting the Language Proficiency Requirement.

     

    Admission Requirements

     Year 1 Entry

    Students should apply through JUPAS and should normally have attained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination results of Level 3 or above in Chinese and English, as well as Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and an elective subject, or the equivalent qualifications.

     

    General Structure

     

    Year 1 Autumn Term (20 credits)

    Year 1 Spring Term (20 credits)

    Course

    Credit

    Course

    Credit

    ENGL A102F

    Classic American Films

    5

    ENGL A108F

    English and Popular Song Lyrics

    5

    ENGL A131F

    Introduction to English Fiction

    5

    ENGL A132F

    Introduction to English Drama and Poetry

    5

    ENGL A205F

    Folktales and Children’s Literature in English

    5

    ENGL A206F

    Asian Writings in English

    5

    Electives in purpose-designed GE courses

    5

    Electives in “outside discipline” courses

    5

     

    Year 2 Autumn Term (20 credits)

    Year 2 Spring Term (20 credits)

    Course

    Credit

    Course

    Credit

    ENGL A204F

    Modern British and American Drama

    5

    ENGL A203F

    Hitchcock Films

    5

    ENGL A232F

    Socio-cultural Issues in English Literature I

    5

    ENGL A233F

    Socio-cultural Issues in English Literature II

    5

    ENGL A235F

    World Englishes and Globalization

    5

    ENGL A234F

    Practical Literary Criticism

    5

    Electives in “outside discipline”  courses

    5

    Electives in purpose-designed GE courses

    5

     

    Year 3 Autumn Term (20 credits)

    Year 3 Spring Term (20 credits)

    Course

    Credit

    Course

    Credit

    ENGL A236F

    English-language Media and Pop Culture

    5

    ENGL A231F

    English Literature in the Modern World

    5

    ENGL A320F

    Special Topic(s) in British and American Short Stories

    5

    ENGL A321F

    Shakespeare

    5

    ENGL A324F

    Topic(s) in Chinese-Western Comparative Literature

    5

    ENGL A325F

    Topic(s) in Chinese-Western Literary Theory and Poetics

    5

    Electives in purpose-designed GE courses

    5

    Electives in “outside discipline” courses

    5

     

    Year 4 Autumn Term (20 credits)

    Year 4 Spring Term (20 credits)

    Course

    Credit

    Course

    Credit

    ENGL A322F

    Chinese Literature in English Translation

    5

    ENGL A323F

    European Literature in English Translation

    5

    ENGL A336F

    Major Authors in English Literature I

    5

    ENGL A338F

    Major Authors in English Literature II

    5

    ENGL A337F

    Critical Approaches to Literature I

    5

    ENGL A339F

    Critical Approaches to Literature II

    5

    Electives in “outside discipline” courses

    5

    Electives in purpose-designed GE courses

    5

    Outside Discipline Elective Courses (20 credits)

    Courses other than those with the course code of “ENGL” provided by the OUHK, such as        

    CCA A201BF

    World Cinema

    5

    CAMD A203BF

    Advertising and Publication Design

    5

    AMVE A205BF

    World Art

    5

    CAMD A300F

    New Media Culture

    5

    CAMD A306F

    Museum Studies

    5

    CAMD A309BF

    Cultural Identities and Advertising

    5

    TRAN A369F

    Cultural Issues and Translation

    5

    TRAN A379F

    Literature and Translation

    5

     

    Career Prospects

    The programme is organized in such a way that it will enhance students' critical ability and cultural awareness, thus preparing them for complex jobs involving sophistication in cultural critique.

     

    Career opportunities are available in the following fields:

    (i)  civil service

    (ii) administration

    (iii) teaching

    (iv) academic research

    (v) journalism and publishing

    (vii) translation 

     

    Further Studies

    Opportunities for postgraduate studies in language, literature, or related fields such as theatre studies and communication, are available in Hong Kong and abroad.

     

    Programme Team

    Programme Leader:

    Dr. Garfield Lau

     

    Members:

    Dr. Kaby Kung

    Dr. Charlie Ng

    Dr. Anna Tso

    Mr. Chase Ma

    Miss Rebecca Hopkins

     

    Enquiries

    Tel: 2768 6703

    Fax: 2391 3184

    Email: as@ouhk.edu.hk

     

    Media Coverage

    eTVonline.hk 4 November 2015  
    http://utalks.etvonline.hk/article132.php  
       
    Sing Tao Daily  24 November 2014 Metro Daily  24 March 2015
     

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    Modified Date: Jul 03, 2018

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