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Associate of Arts in Languages and Humanities

Humanities

Programme Code: AD 105 3416 6338 2305 5315 aalh@hkuspace.hku.hk

 Application Code 報名編號 : CC 80 - 206

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Programme Aims & Features

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*.

Bilingual Studies

This theme aims to provide a solid foundation in bilingual studies (Chinese-English). Through a number of specialized courses, students will not only improve their language skills but will also learn about the practical use of both languages, including translation, linguistics, Chinese lexicology and syntax.

Chinese Language, Literature & Culture

As interaction with Mainland China has become increasingly frequent, Hong Kong faces an unprecedented demand for people well conversant with the linguistic, literary and cultural traditions of China to work in different sectors. This theme offers specialist training in classical and modern Chinese language, literature and culture, so as to equip students with the much-needed proficiency in Chinese to cope with the requirements of further studies and work.

English Studies

This theme provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their English language skills and develop their lifelong learning capabilities through a combination of theoretical and practical studies. Students will also further develop their proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Humanities

This theme aims to nurture students’ critical, creative and cognitive abilities through the study of aesthetics, comparative literature, philosophy, and the making of a globalising world. It provides a solid foundation for developing students’ analytical and communication skills.

*Except Japanese Studies Theme and Korean Studies Theme.

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.
Wo Tsz Yin
Wo Tsz Yin
  • 2015 Graduate of Associate of Arts (Languages and Humanities)
  • Currently studying BA in Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Studying Humanities in HKU SPACE CC is interesting and challenging. You will get to encounter some big issues in the domain of philosophy, literature and arts. It is a journey of exploration into human nature the meaning of life.

劉翠玲
劉翠玲
  • 2015 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)(人文學科)畢業生
  • 現就讀香港中文大學社會科學(性別研究)學士課程三年級

於我而言,人文學科是指南針。在欣賞昔日人類遺下的精神財富的同時,你或會認清人生的路向。而在探索過程中所得的驚與喜,正正是人文學科的魅力之處。

李卓穎
李卓穎
  • 2013-2015 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)(人文學科)畢業生
  • 現就讀香港中文大學(哲學)學士課程三年級

「人文」是關乎人的價值,以及找尋人生的意義,故此「人文學科」的研究範圍銜接是關乎人類創造活動及找尋人生意義。「人文學科」能夠幫助研習者建構一個更全面的世界觀,從而了解個人與世界有何關連。

李嘉輝
李嘉輝
  • 文學副學士(語言及人文學科)-人文學科
  • 香港中文大學哲學系三年級

相信大部分港大附屬學院的同學都有一個共同目標:升讀大學。作為本校的畢業生,我認為在這裡的學習是絕對有助同學達成以上目標。 不論同學打算向哪一個方向發展,學院眾多的學系或主修都能給予同學各種機會,而課程的設計以及講師的水平令同學在短時間內融入與中學截然不同的學習環境。以我的主修人文學科 (Humanities) 為例,很多人也許覺得此科出路不多,這其實是一種誤解。人文學科包含了文、史、哲三大學術範疇,對於有志在非聯招報讀這三個科系的同學自然是首選。但即使同學打算同時報讀其他學科,如文化科系、創意媒體,甚至是商科,它也會帶給你意想不到的「收穫」。因為數個核心科目在傳授紮實的理論及知識的同時亦著重訓練同學的邏輯及批判性思考。這種獨立思考的能力令同學在非聯招收生中最重要的面試環節有一定的優勢。我在畢業時便獲數個迥然不同的學系所錄取,有中大的哲學系、浸大的宗哲系,也有屬於商科的城大市場營銷學系。 我衷心感激港大附屬學院在過去兩年間對我的幫助,令我找到自己的出路。