Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS)

Concentration Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

Upon completion of the Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies, students should be able to:

  1. identify and analyze issues and topics in literary and cultural studies through various approaches including the interdisciplinary approach;
  2. formulate critical questions and investigate topics through research and writing;
  3. engage analytically with cutting edge literary and cultural studies concepts and theories;
  4. evaluate intellectual arguments in complex situation, thereby demonstrate sensitivity to context;
  5. articulate the interconnectedness of knowledge

Students have to complete any five of the following courses in the upper division to declare a concentration:

Concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies

ENG335 Popular Culture 
ENG385 Shakespeare 
ENG386 Renaissance Literature and the English Society, 1516 - 1667 
ENG388 American Literature 
ENG389 Travel and Culture 
ENG460 Contemporary Literature 
ENG484 Romantics and Romantic Sceptics 
ENG485 Victorian Literature and Society 
ENG479 Science Fiction in Literature and Films 
ENG480 Special Topic in Literature 
ENG489 Visual Culture Studies 

 

Concentration in Linguistics and Translation Studies (LTS)

Concentration Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

Upon completion of the Concentration in Linguistics and Translation Studies, students should be able to:

  1. identity and analyze issues and topics in linguistics and translation studies through various approaches including the interdisciplinary approach;
  2. formulate critical questions and investigate topics through research and writing;
  3. conduct research independently using appropriate research methods;
  4. engage analytically with cutting edge translation and linguistics concepts and theories;
  5. articulate the interconnectedness of knowledge

Students have to complete any five of the following courses in the upper division to declare a concentration:

Concentration in Linguistics and Translation Studies

ENG330 Gender, Language and Translation 
ENG364 Second Language Acquisition 
ENG366 Interpreting II 
ENG381 The Sound System of English
ENG387 Media Translation 
ENG410 Linguistic Approaches to Translation 
ENG486 Issues in Pragmatics 
ENG487 Contemporary Translation Theory and Its Applications 

Education Concentration in English (ECE)

Concentration Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

Upon completion of the Education Concentration in English, students should be able to:

1.    analyze  issues related to the teaching of English at school level;
2.    design pedagogical applications of English subject content suitable for school level learners, and
3.    demonstrate awareness of the needs of school level learners in acquiring competence in English.

Education Concentration in English

Students have to complete the Departmental Core Course, the Work Placement Course and choose one or two of the Departmental Electives and one or two of the Inter-departmental Electives in order to complete the concentration:
 
Departmental Core course (3 credits):
ENG364 Second Language Acquisition 

Work Placement course (3 credits):

ENG360 Work Placement (Education) 

Departmental Electives 3-6 credits (choose at least one course):

ENG325 Task-based Language Teaching1
ENG361 Pedagogical Grammar 
ENG381 The Sound System of English 
ENG460 Contemporary Literature
ENG486 Issues in Pragmatics 

Inter-Departmental Electives 3-6 credits (choose at least one course)

PSY307 Educational Psychology2
HIST467 History of Education in Hong Kong 香港教育史
IDP401 Digital Technologies in Teaching3
SOC313 Sociology of Education 
 
Notes:
1ENG325 Task-based Language Teaching will take effect from 2024/25.
 
2Students will have to fulfil a prerequisite course – PSY120 Lifespan Developmental Psychology – before they can attempt
PSY307 Educational Psychology.
 
3 IDP is the course code for Interdisciplinary courses. For students taking IDP401 to fulfil the Education Concentration, the course
would be considered an Inter- Departmental Elective. For all other students, IDP401, as well as PSY307, HIST467 and
SOC313 would be considered as Free Elective courses.
 
Stephy Kan
 
I take education as my concentration because I am interested in inspiring and interacting with students.
The department offers other courses to reinforce our foundation in teaching, and also provides work placement for students.  After this work placement, I found my interest in the education field. Thus, I intend to apply for teaching positions after I graduate.

 

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Clement Su

The education concentration offered by HKSYU is an incredible program that greatly benefited me as a student who is venturing into the educational sector. The main reason why I chose to take part in this concentration was the opportunity to learn from the internship, which offered great insight into the inner workings of schools in Hong Kong. Several courses offered by the university also contributed to my success and confidence in becoming an educator.

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