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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, Literal Studies and an elective subject, or the equivalent qualifications.

 

Year 2 / Year 3 Pathways

(i) Applicants who have completed a recognized non-English-language-related Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or an equivalent qualification are eligible to enroll in Year Two study.

 

(ii) Applicants who have completed a recognized English-language-related Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or an equivalent qualification are eligible to enroll in Year Three study.

 

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

Chairperson:

Professor Kwok-kan Tam

 

Members:

Dr. Kelly Chan

Dr. Sunny Lam

Dr. Anna Tso

Dr. Kaby Kung

Dr. Garfield Lau

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 13, 2017