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Minor in English

Programme aims

  • To help you become a confident and proficient English user and to increases your career opportunities
  • To develop your ability to communicate professionally across media and contexts
  • To understand the complex relationship between language and social issues
  • To enhance your global outlook and multicultural awareness

Requirement for claiming the Minor Award

To claim a Minor in English, students must complete 18 credits from the subjects listed below, with at least 9 credits being from level 3 or level 4 courses.

Exclusive programme(s) & programme codes

BA (Hons) Major in English Studies for the Professions (71418)

Quota

19

Subject Syllabuses


Compulsory subjects

Subject Code

Subject Title

Subject Offering Department/ Faculty

Level

Credit Value

ENGL2005

English Lexis and Semantics

ENGL

2

3

ENGL3003

English Discourse in the Professions

ENGL

3

3

ENGL3031*

Language and Intercultural Communication for the Professions

ENGL

3

3

 
Elective subjects (three thematic areas)

English for professional communication

Subject Code

Subject Title

Subject Offering Department/ Faculty

Level

Credit Value

ENGL3012 Creative Writing in New Media ENGL 3 3
ENGL4002 English as a Global Lingua Franca ENGL 4 3
ENGL1005 Freshman Seminar for Language Professionals** ENGL 1 3
ENGL3029^ The Language of Advertising ENGL 3 3
ENGL2B02 New Media, New Meanings ENGL 2 3
 
Language, culture, and society

Subject Code

Subject Title

Subject Offering Department/ Faculty

Level

Credit Value

ENGL4017 Critical Language and Cultural Studies ENGL 4 3
ELC1A02 Multiethnic Identities and Lives ELC 1 3
GEC1A05 Self-representation in New Media GEC 1 3
CC2C08 Mutual Impressions of China and the West CC 2 3
ENGL2016# Language in Social Contexts ENGL 2 3
ENGL4018 Language and Gender ENGL 4 3
 
Aspects of English

Subject Code

Subject Title

Subject Offering Department/ Faculty

Level

Credit Value

ENGL2004 Analysis of English Pronunciation ENGL 2 3
ENGL2006 Analysis of English Grammar ENGL 2 3
CBS1A01P Fun with Language CBS 1 3
GEC1D36 Logic as a Foundational Science GEC 1 3
ENGL2C07 Loanwords: A kaleidoscope of cultures and languages in contact ENGL 1 3
ENGL3014 Literature in English: An Introduction ENGL 3 3

* This subject replaces the original core subject ENGL4008 Intercultural Communicative Competence, effective as of the 2018-19 academic year.  Students who have already taken and passed ENGL4008 can still fulfill the minor requirement.

** This subject is introduced to replace the original elective subject FH1000 Freshman Seminar in Language, Culture and Communication.

# This subject is introduced to replace the original elective subject ENGL2001 English for Professional Communication.

^ This subject is introduced to replace the original elective subject ENGL3009 Language and Images in Advertising.

Remarks: ENGL4008 Intercultural Communicative Competence, ENGL2001 English for Professional Communication, ENGL3005 Languages in Contemporary Societies, ENGL3009 Language and Images in Advertising and ENGL3007 English for the Media are deleted from the minor list with effect from the academic year 2018-19. FH1000 Freshman Seminar in Language, Culture and Communication and ENGL3019 Fundamentals of Media Communication are deleted from the minor list with effect from the academic year 2019-20. Students who have already taken and passed these subjects can still fulfill the minor requirement.

Enquiries

Dr William Feng

Programme leader of the Minor in English

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