Programme Information

The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Programme which is designed to help students build a sound knowledge base in English literature and linguistics as well as develop strong language and cultural awareness essential for an increasingly globalised world and economy. The Programme covers a rich and diverse range of topics aiming to broaden students’ horizons intellectually and personally. The integration of Business Studies modules in the curriculum also makes it unique with both academic and practical relevance.

This is a four-year degree programme and there are two semesters of 15 weeks per year. Each module consists of three credits, with every credit comprising a minimum of 15 contact hours. Students are required to study at least 43 modules of 129 credits over 4 years.

There are four Study Areas – English Studies, Business Studies, Free Electives and Common Core Modules.

Programme Objectives
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
First Year Modules
Second Year Modules
Third Year Modules
Fourth Year Modules
Elective Modules
Overview
Programme Objectives

The Programme will enable students to:

  1. learn independently and to think critically;

  2. gain solid knowledge in the concepts, theories and applications of English studies (literature and linguistics), supplemented with fundamental knowledge in business studies;

  3. face challenges using critical thinking, creativity, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities acquired from their training in language, linguistics and literature;

  4. use knowledge of language and literature to develop an understanding of local and global issues, developments and cultures;

  5. communicate effectively in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) in biliterate and trilingual environments, including academic and business-related contexts;

  6. put knowledge and theories of linguistics, literature and language studies into practice, including business-related purposes and contexts;

  7. develop and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world and its diverse communities and cultures;

  8. work independently or in a team with effective social and interpersonal skills from the learning process.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

On completion of the Progamme, students should have acquired the following standards:

  1. knowledge of genres, themes and movements in English literary studies, as well as knowledge of form, function, meaning and usage in linguistic studies;

  2. knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts in which English literature has been written and shaped, and theories of modern linguistics have developed and evolved;

  3. skills of critical inquiry, appreciation, interpretation and evaluation, argument, and written expression;

  4. research skills to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise information, ideas and concepts from literary, non-
    literary texts and linguistic data;

  5. cultural and global awareness through literary and linguistics studies;

  6. capacity for adaptability and for appreciating diversity in the workplace;

  7. effective communicative skills in English and Chinese in biliterate and trilingual environments, including academic and business-related contexts;

  8. knowledge and skills to undertake further study within the discipline or to pursue a career in business-related settings.

First Year Modules

Common Core Modules

 
Second Year Modules

Common Core Modules

 

Free Elective Modules

  • 1 Free Elective Module
Third Year Modules

Business Elective Modules

  • 1 Business Elective Module

Common Core Modules

  • 1 GE Cluster Core Module
  • 1 GE Cluster Elective Module
 

English Elective Modules

  • 4 English Elective Modules
 

Free Elective Modules

  • 2 Free Elective Modules
Fourth Year Modules

Common Core Modules

  • 1 GE Cluster Elective Module

English Elective Modules

  • 6 English Elective Modules
 

Free Elective Modules

  • 2 Free Elective Modules
Elective Modules
Examples of Business Elective Modules
 
 
List of GE Cluster Elective Modules
 
 
Examples of English Electives
 
Overview

The table below illustrates the number of core and elective modules in each Study Area.


Study Area No. of Core
modules (Credits)     
No. of Elective
modules (Credits)    
Total no. of modules
studied (Credits)         
Percentage       
English studies                                       10 (30) 10 (30) 20 (60) 46.5%
Business studies 2 (6) 1 (3) 3 (9) 7.0%
Free Electives 0 (0) 5 (15) 5 (15) 11.6%
Common Core Curriculum 13 (39) 2 (6) 15 (45) 34.9%
i. General Education 5 (15) 2 (6)    
ii. Languages        
• English 3 (9)      
• Chinese 3 (9)      
iii. IT Skills and
Quantitative Methods
2 (6)      
Total: 25 (75) 18 (54) 43 (129) 100%

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QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 18/000835/L5

Primary Area of Study / Training: A08 Languages and Related Studies

Other Area of Study / Training: A03 Business and Management

BA-ENG Programme Pamphlet

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eng@hsu.edu.hk

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