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Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities

Korean Studies

Programme Code: AD 107 3416 6338 2305 5315 aalh-korean@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 208

Applicants who wish to apply for this theme should submit a separate application. (Application Code: CC 80 - 208)

The programme features 6 study themes. Upon completion of the first year curriculum, students will specialize in one of the four themes in the second year of their study (except Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes), and, at the same time, select a combination of courses offered by the other themes.

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Programme Aims & Features

Korean Studies

This theme aims to provide students with a broad-based arts education as well as a strong foundation in Korean. Students are able to acquire basic Korean language skills, develop communicative competence in everyday situations and gain valuable insight into Korean culture and contemporary Korean society.

Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 78%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 65%
           
Many of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:
 
The University of Hong Kong
BA 
BA & BEd Language Education - Chinese (Double Degree) 
BA & BEd in Language Education - English (Double Degree) 
BSc Information Management
BNurs

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese Language and Literature
BA Cultural Management
BA Cultural Studies
BA English
BA History
BA Japanese Studies
BA Linguistics
BA Philosophy
BA Translation
BSSc Gender Studies
BSSc Global Studies

City University of Hong Kong
BA
BA Chinese
BA Chinese & History
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA English Studies
BA Linguistics & Language Applications
BA Linguistics & Language Technology
BA Media & Communication
BA Translation & Interpretation
BBA Global Business Systems Management
BSocSc
BSocSc Asian & International Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Chinese & Bilingual Studies
BA (Hons) English Studies for the Professions
BA (Hons) Language & Speech Sciences
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
Broad Discipline of Hotel & Tourism Management
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication

Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Chinese Language & Literature
BA (Hons) Creative & Professional Writing
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature
BA (Hons) English Language & Literature and BEd (Hon) English Language Teaching (Double Degree)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Humanities
BA (Hons) Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Translation
BSSc
BSSc (Hons) European Studies - German Stream
BSSc (Hons) Geography

The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Language Studies - Chinese Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies - English Major
BA (Hons) Language Studies & BEd (Hons) English Language (co-terminal double degree)
BA (Hons) Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
BEd (Hons) Chinese History
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - English Language
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) - History Major
BSSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
        
Lingnan University
BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Philosophy
BA (Hons) Visual Studies

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

Swansea University, The UK
BA in English Language
BA in English Language and Teaching English as a Foreign Language
BA in English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting
BA in Media and Communication
BA in Politics

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered locally by HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the following universities:

Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
BA Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
                 
Middlesex University London, UK
BA (Hons) Journalism and Media
BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Publishing and Digital Culture
                 
 
 
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
 
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice
              
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Japanese Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Korean Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Communication Studies Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Language Studies Pathway 

 

Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in the civil service and other public institutions and services, and the private sector. You will find openings in fields such as journalism, translation, media, education, public relations and copywriting.

  

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

 Excluding Japanese Studies and Korean Studies themes.

 
 
Generic Skills
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Quantitative Analysis I or Mathematics with Applications • Introduction to Multimedia / Information Technology and Applications
  • Discovering and Expressing the Self
  • English for Arts and Humanities
SPECIALISM

Core

Year 2

Bilingual Studies

  • Reading and Writing in Chinese
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Modern Chinese Language
  • Comparative Study of Chinese and English

 

Chinese Language, Literature and Culture

  • Reading and Writing in Chinese
  • Classical Chinese Language
  • Grammar and Rhetoric in Modern Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Chinese Literary Criticism
  • Studies of Classical Texts

 

English Studies

  • Reading and Writing in Chinese
  • Introduction to Literature in English
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Introductory Stylistics

 

Humanities​​

  • Reading and Writing in Chinese
  • Introduction to Aesthetics
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • From A Barren Rock to Asia’s World City: A History of
  • Modern Hong Kong
  • Civilisations, Ideologies and Politics: The Making of
  • Modern Europe since 1850s

 

Japanese Studies

  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Popular Culture in Japan (Year 1 course)

 

Korean Studies

  • Korean I
  • Korean II
  • Contemporary Korean Society
  • Introduction to Korean (Year 1 course)
  • Understanding Korean Culture (Year 1 course)

 

Specialism Electives

(Choose TWO from the following)

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature
General Education

(Choose ONE course from each category)

Year 1

Reasoning and Science

  • Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Ideas that Shaped the Modern World

 

Global Issues and Development

  • Politics, Peoples and Culture: The Making of a Globalising World since 1945

 

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • From Revolution to Modernisation: A History of Modern China
  • Rethinking Popular Culture


Humanities and Arts

  • Arts Appreciation
  • The Process of Theatre Making
  • Applied Ethics
The Specialism Electives courses do not apply to Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.
Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.