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Course Offerings and Time-table in 2021-22

HKU Calendar for the Academic Year 2021-22 (For Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Students)

Important Dates of 2021-22 for UG Students (including the semester dates, course selection schedule and others)

 

Time-tables

Semester 1
Semester 2

 

First Semester Course Offerings

Introductory Courses

Prerequisite:
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

List A: Historical and theoretical foundations
COURSE CODE   Course Name stream
ENGL1025   Understanding narratives (Dr. Brandon Chua) Lit.
ENGL1056/ LCOM1001*   Introduction to language and communication (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
ENGL1059/ LCOM1004*   Introduction to pragmatics (Dr. Olga Zayts) L&C

*Note: Students admitted in 2020-21 or before may choose the LCOM course codes. Students admitted in 2021-22 and thereafter may only choose the ENGL course codes.

List B: Critical reading, analysis and writing
Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL1027   Analysing discourse (Dr. Brian King) L&C
ENGL1028   Awakenings: Exploring women's writing (Dr. Kristen Murray) Lit.
ENGL1031   English grammar(s) (Dr. May Wong) L&C
ENGL1036   Meaning and metaphor (Dr. Philip Chan) L&C or Lit.
ENGL1038   Practice of criticism (Dr. Simon Ng) Lit.
ENGL1041   Modernity and literary modernism (Dr. Nan Zhang) Lit.
ENGL1049   Early English sonnets (Dr. Nicholas Luke) Lit.
Advanced Courses

Prerequisite:
Passed 3 introductory courses (with at least one from both List A and List B).
*For students in BA&LLB, successful completion of LALS2001 Introduction to law and literary studies will also fulfill 6 credits of introductory ENGL course (List B) for admission to advanced ENGL courses for English non-majors.

Additional prerequisite for a capstone course:
Final-year students normally should have completed 30 credits of introductory courses and 24 credits of advanced courses in the major (including transferred credits).

Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL2050   English corpus linguistics (Dr. Brian King) L&C
ENGL2074   Postcolonial readings (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL2085   Creative writing (Dr. Collier Nogues) Lit.
ENGL2112   An introduction to the history of English (Dr. Adrian Pablé) L&C or Lit.
ENGL2115   Language acquisition (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
ENGL2120   Science fiction (Dr. Otto Heim) Lit.
ENGL2122   Global Victorians (Dr. Jessica Valdez) Lit.
ENGL2128   Modernism (Dr. Nan Zhang) Lit.
ENGL2140   Ideologies of language past and present (Dr. Adrian Pablé) L&C or Lit.
ENGL2158   Language processing and learning (Dr. Ricky Chan) L&C
ENGL2166   English phonetics (Dr. Ricky Chan) L&C
ENGL2168   The law of signs: Interpretative controversies in legal semiotics (Professor Christopher Hutton) L&C
ENGL3040   Internship in English studies (capstone experience) (Dr. Nicholas Luke) L&C or Lit., depending on internship nature
ENGL3041  

Senior colloquium in English studies (capstone experience)

(Class A in Literature: Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne)

(Class B in Linguistics: Dr. Olga Zayts)

Class A: Lit.
Class B: L&C
LCOM2005   Language, communication and globalization (Dr. Jennifer Eagleton) L&C
LCOM2007   Visual communication (Dr. May Wong)

L&C

(at HKU level: communication-related course, see https://cics.hku.hk/ for details) 

LCOM3005   Internship in language & communication (capstone experience) (Dr. Brian King) L&C
Common Core Courses
Course Code   Course Name
CCHU9085   When animals talk back (Professor Don Kulick)

 

Second Semester Course Offerings

Introductory Courses

Prerequisite:
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

List A: Historical and theoretical foundations
Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL1013   Exploring the modern: Reading early 20th century British writing (Dr. Nan Zhang) Lit.
ENGL1022   Poetry past and present (Dr. Otto Heim) Lit.
ENGL1058/ LCOM1003*   Theorizing communication (Dr. Adrian Pablé) L&C

*Note: Students admitted in 2020-21 or before may choose the LCOM course codes. Students admitted in 2021-22 and thereafter may only choose the ENGL course codes.

List B: Critical reading, analysis and writing
Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL1014   Imaginary geographies: The art of writing place (Dr. Elizabeth Ho) Lit.
ENGL1026   Adaptation: From text to screen (Dr. Gaye Gould) Lit.
ENGL1027   Analysing discourse (Dr. May Wong) L&C
ENGL1042   World Englishes (Dr. Daniel Weston) L&C
ENGL1043   An introduction to 20th-century English poetry (Dr. Peter Kennedy) Lit.
ENGL1047   The English lexicon (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
ENGL1052   Introduction to theatre studies (Dr. Simon Ng) Lit.
Advanced Courses

Prerequisite:
Passed 3 introductory courses (with at least one from both List A and List B).
*For students in BA&LLB, successful completion of LALS2001 Introduction to law and literary studies will also fulfill 6 credits of introductory ENGL course (List B) for admission to advanced ENGL courses for English non-majors.

Additional prerequisite for a capstone course:
Final-year students normally should have completed 30 credits of introductory courses and 24 credits of advanced courses in the major (including transferred credits).

Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL2004   English syntax (Dr. Dirk Noël) L&C
ENGL2007   Literary linguistics (Dr. Philip Chan) L&C or Lit.
ENGL2085   Creative writing (Dr. Page Richards) Lit.
ENGL2104   Language in the USA (Dr. Gaye Gould) L&C
ENGL2139   American modern (Dr. Jennifer McMahon) Lit.
ENGL2144   Forms of contemporary literature (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL2159   Twenty-first century English poetry (Dr. Peter Kennedy) Lit.
ENGL2165   Legal fictions: United States citizenship and the right to write in America (Professor Kendall Johnson) Lit.
ENGL2169   Writing and violence (Dr. Otto Heim) Lit.
ENGL2170   Cringy: The aesthetics of discomfort (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL2174   Shakespeare and the law (Dr. Nicholas Luke) Lit.
ENGL2176   Writing Asian diasporas (Dr. Elizabeth Ho) Lit.
ENGL2177   Reading and rereading Jane Austen (Dr. Brandon Chua) Lit.
ENGL3040   Internship in English studies (capstone experience) (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C or Lit., depending on internship nature
ENGL3041  

Senior colloquium in English studies (capstone experience)

(Class A in Literature: Dr. Nicholas Luke)

(Class B in Linguistics: Dr. Adrian Pablé)

Class A: Lit.

Class B: L&C

LCOM2003   Language and politeness (Dr. Mandy Yu) L&C
LCOM2008   Health communication, 'healthy' communication (Dr. Jennifer Eagleton) L&C
LCOM2011   The language of news media (Dr. Mandy Yu) L&C
LCOM3001   Cultural dimensions of language & communication (capstone experience) (Professor Christopher Hutton) L&C
LCOM3005   Internship in language & communication (capstone experience) (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
Common Core Courses
Course Code   Course Name
CCHU9016   British Empire in text and image (Dr. Gaye Gould)
CCHU9033   Countries of the mind: Texts that shape the world (Professor Julia Kuehn)

 


Specialization streams

Applicable to UG English Studies major students admitted in 2021-22 and thereafter:

Major students who have successfully passed at least seven courses (three introductory courses and four advanced courses) with a literature OR language and communication focus, respectively, will be given a School of English certification, upon request, which attests to this specialization in the “Literature Stream” or “Language and Communication Stream.” If applicable, a dual recognition in both the “Literature Stream” and “Language and Communication Stream” is possible.

Please note that the declaration and certification of specialization stream(s) is optional and students can graduate with a major in English Studies without declaring any specialization stream(s).

Notes:

  1. Courses affiliated to specialization streams are listed on the School’s website.
  2. Neither the transcript nor the graduation certificate will show the specialization stream(s). If applicable, students may approach the School for certification of their specialization stream(s).

Specialization streams:

  • Stream: Literature (Lit.); or
  • Stream: Language and Communication (L&C); or
  • Stream: L&C or Lit.