This programme aims to:
- Develop students’ mastery of the Chinese language at a high level of competence for academic and practical purposes;
- Equip students with solid intellectual, academic and practical knowledge of the Chinese language for independent study, research, and lifelong learning;
- Nurture students to become prudent and versatile global citizens who appreciate and respect cultural diversity; and
- Cultivate students’ high personal integrity and ethical standards, strong values and attitudes of individual and social responsibility, and the critical and creative thinking skills to meet the challenges of the future.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in the Chinese language for academic and professional purposes;
- Critically analyse, evaluate, and synthesize the concepts and theories in core areas of Chinese language, literature and communication for a range of academic and professional contexts;
- Apply the knowledge of Chinese language, literature and communication to perform academic and professional functions;
- Demonstrate the ability to use fluent Cantonese and Putonghua for effective communication;
- Apply innovative thinking, analytical, evaluative, problem-solving, IT and multimedia skills to conduct relevant academic research or perform job duties; and
- Develop a sense of ethical standard, virtuous and responsible citizenship and respect for diversity in their daily life.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Language, Literature and Communication is a four-year programme. Students are required to take a total of 19 modules.
Year 1 – 2:
Introduction to Classical Chinese Literature
Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Putonghua for Professional Communication
Literary Theories and Criticism
Chinese Media Writing
Chinese Writing for Business and Public Administration
Exploring Hong Kong Literature
Readings in Hong Kong Literature
Readings in Chinese Classics
Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature
Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
Etymology and Phonology
Special Topics in Hong Kong Language Usage
Chinese Publishing and Multimedia Editing Skills
Creative Literary Writing Project
- Students will acquire not only the broad based knowledge on both traditional and modern Chinese language and literature, but also the applied knowledge on communication skills with career-oriented contents;
- Core courses in Hong Kong literature, linguistics and creative writing encourage students to appreciate their hometown and unique identity within the Chinese community;
- Mastery in multimedia production ensures that our graduates will stay ahead of the curve in the digital age;
- Students will acquire in depth knowledge and academic skills to further their studies at relevant higher degrees upon graduation.
- Other than the major in Chinese, students may choose to do a minor in Chinese History and Culture on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.
Graduates of the programme will be well-prepared for jobs that demand excellent Chinese writing and presentation skills, such as teaching assistants, editors, playwrights and managers. Coupled with their knowledge in IT and multimedia production, graduates will have a competitive edge in the digital domain where all marketing and sales are delivered and processed on our electronic devices.
The UOW College Hong Kong considers internship as effective learning tools for students. Participating enterprises/organizations include: media and commercial sector, publication companies, teaching sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, etc.