Programme Structure

BA in English for Professional Communication*

*The College is in the process of converting the programme title to “BA (Hons) in English Studies”.                                                           

Programme Structure  Course title Credit value  
College Required ENG181 & ENG182 Freshman English 6 12
  University Chinese 3
  Computer Literacy 3
General Education 4 courses (3 courses + seminars) 12 12
Core Courses ENG148 Introduction to Communication 3 54
ENG171 Introduction to Literature I 3
  ENG172 Introduction to Literature II 3
  ENG173 Introduction to Linguistics I 3
  ENG174 Introduction to Linguistics II 3
  ENG170 Functional Grammar 3
  ENG297 Cross-disciplinary and Intercultural Communication 3
  ENG291 Business English I 3
  ENG292 Business English II 3
  ENG293 Technical English I 3
ENG295 Media English I 3
  ENG296 Media English II 3
  ENG300 Research Methodology 3
  ENG468 Final Year Project 6
  ENG382 Marketing Communications 3
  ENG298 Introduction to Translation: Concepts and Practice 3
  The Acquisition of English (NEW) 3

*Courses marked ‘NEW’ are new English-language courses.

Programme Electives

(Min 10 courses)

Course Title Credit value  


ENG251 Cultural Theory and Criticism 3
ENG352 Shakespeare 3
Major Themes in Poetry (NEW) 3
Novel Since 18th Century (NEW) 3
Modern/Contemporary Drama (NEW) 3
Film and Literature (NEW) 3
ENG144 Phonetics and Phonology 3
ENG278 World Englishes 3
ENG285 Discourse Analysis 3
ENG289 Conversation Analysis: Face Work, Politeness and Rapport Management 3
ENG368 Sociolinguistics 3
ENG390A Theory and Practice of Translation (re-activated) 3
ENG393 Business and Technical Translation (re-activated) 3
Literary Translation (English/Chinese) (NEW) 3


  Free Electives (3 Credits @Course)
  Business and Technical Communication Media Communication
(i) English For Specific Purpose (ESP) ENG294 Technical English II ENG371 Media Communication for Performing Arts and Entertainments 3
  ENG380 Technical Communication Basics ENG372 Presentation and Instructional Media Fundamentals 3
  ENG381 Technical Communication about Production ENG375 Fundamentals of Publishing Operations I 3
  ENG384 Fundamentals of Business Operations I ENG376 Fundamentals of Publishing Operations II 3
  ENG385 Fundamentals of Business Operations II ENG377 Media Communication for World Affairs 3
  ENG485 Fundamentals of Business Operations III ENG474 Fundamentals of Publishing Operations III 3
  ENG486 Organizational Communication, Negotiation and Resolution of Conflicts ENG475 Fundamentals of Publishing Operations IV 3
(ii) Electives ENG132 Critical Thinking ENG470 Media Communication for Environmental Protection 3
  ENG135 Philosophy I ENG471 Media Communication for Science and Technology 3
  ENG239 Philosophy II ENG482 Leadership Communication 3
  ENG244 Problem-solving and Decision-making ENG378 Media Communication for Medicine and Health Care 3
ENG258 20th Century American Novel ENG357 Introduction to Figurative Language 3
ENG259 The Chomskian Revolution in Linguistics ENG287 Global History from 1500 3
ENG145 Art and Reality ENG288 Impact of Science and Technology since 1500 3
  ENG351 Gender Studies ENG391 Theory and Practice of Interpreting I 3
Free Electives* 5 courses 15 15
Credits for graduation 123 123