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Course Offerings and Time-table in 2022-23

HKU Calendar for the Academic Year 2022-23 (For Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Students)

The course information will be updated in late July. You may check the previous information of 2021-22 here.

 

Time-tables

Semester 1
  • Time-table (tbc)
Semester 2
  • Time-table (tbc)

 

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
ENGL1022   Poetry past and present (Dr. Simon Ng) Lit.
ENGL1042   World Englishes (Dr. Daniel Weston) L&C
ENGL1056   Introduction to language and communication (Dr. Hanwool Choe) L&C
List B: Critical reading, analysis and writing
Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL1014   Imaginary geographies: The art of writing place (Dr. Moonyoung Hong) Lit.
ENGL1028   Awakenings: Exploring women’s writing (Dr. Kristen Murray) Lit.
ENGL1036   Meaning and metaphor (Professor Kendall Johnson) Lit.
ENGL1041   Modernity and literary modernism (Dr. Chloe Leung) Lit.
ENGL1043   An introduction to 20th-century English poetry (Dr. Peter Kennedy) Lit.
ENGL1054   Writing disaster: Literature, trauma, memory (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL1055   Language myths and realities (Dr. Sinead Kwok) L&C
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
ENGL2010   The novel (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL2039   Gender, sexuality and discourse (Dr. Brian King) L&C
ENGL2115   Theories of language acquisition (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
ENGL2119   English in Hong Kong: Making it your own (Dr. Sinead Kwok) L&C
ENGL2126   Law, meaning, and interpretation (Professor Christopher Hutton) L&C
ENGL2144   Forms of contemporary literature (Dr. Catherine Fox) Lit.
ENGL2146   Cognitive semantics (Dr. Ryan Lai) L&C
ENGL2147   Joyce’s voices (Dr. Peter Kennedy) Lit.
ENGL2150   The city and modernity (Dr. Simon Ng) Lit.
ENGL2165   Legal fictions: United States citizenship and the right to write in America (Professor Kendall Johnson) Lit.
ENGL2166   English phonetics (Dr. Ricky Chan) L&C
ENGL2176   Writing Asian diasporas (Dr. Claire Gullander-Drolet) Lit.
ENGL2181/ LCOM2003*   Language and politeness (Dr. Mandy Yu) L&C
ENGL2187/ LCOM2011*   The language of news media (Dr. Mandy Yu) L&C
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) (Professor Don Kulick)

L&C
LCOM3005   Internship in language & communication (capstone experience) (Dr. Amanda Cheung)

L&C or Lit., depending on internship nature

*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.

Common Core Courses
Course Code   Course Name
CCHU9032   Language, institution and power (Dr. David Edmonds)
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
ENGL1015   Introduction to English linguistics (Dr. Dirk Noël) L&C
ENGL1024   World literature (Dr. Moonyoung Hong) Lit.
ENGL1059   Introduction to pragmatics (Dr. David Edmonds) L&C
List B: Critical reading, analysis and writing
Course Code   Course Name stream
ENGL1027   Analyzing discourse (Dr. Brian King) L&C
ENGL1032   Late Victorian texts and contexts (Dr. Nan Zhang) Lit.
ENGL1040   Rewriting and writing back (Dr. Haewon Hwang) Lit.
ENGL1045   Community in sociolinguistics (Dr. Brian King) L&C
ENGL1048   Crime stories (Dr. Nan Zhang) Lit.
ENGL1050   An introduction to research methods in sociolinguistics (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
ENGL1061   Introduction to psycholinguistics (Dr. Ricky Chan) L&C
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
ENGL2002   Language in society (Dr. Daniel Weston) L&C
ENGL2004   English syntax (Dr. Dirk Noël) L&C
ENGL2007   Literary linguistics (Dr. Philip Chan) L&C or Lit.
ENGL2079   Shakespeare (Dr. Nicholas Luke) Lit.
ENGL2085   Creative writing (Professor Page Richards) Lit.
ENGL2103   Language and digital media (Dr. Hanwool Choe) L&C
ENGL2112   History of English (Dr. Adrian Pablé) L&C
ENGL2120   Science fiction (Dr. Otto Heim) Lit.
ENGL2129   English as a language of science (Dr. Sinead Kwok) L&C
ENGL2131   The critic as artist (Dr. Nicholas Luke) Lit.
ENGL2134   World literature and theory (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) Lit.
ENGL2142   Milton (Dr. Brandon Chua) Lit.
ENGL2156   Eighteenth-century British literature (Dr. Brandon Chua) Lit.
ENGL2169   Writing and violence (Dr. Otto Heim) Lit.
ENGL2179/ LCOM2001*   Theories of language and communication (Dr. Adrian Pablé) L&C
ENGL3040   Internship in English studies (capstone experience) (Dr. Anjuli Gunaratne) L&C or Lit., depending on internship nature
ENGL3041  

Senior colloquium in English studies (capstone experience) (Dr. Nicholas Luke)

Lit.

LCOM3001   Cultural dimensions of language & communication (capstone experience) (Dr. Amanda Cheung) L&C
LCOM3005   Internship in language & communication (capstone experience) (Dr. Amanda Cheung) 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.

Common Core Courses
Course Code   Course Name
CCGL9038   Global Englishes (Dr. Ricky Chan)
CCHU9084   The law in everyday life (Dr. Anya Adair)

 


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.