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Message from the Head of Department

From Professor WONG Kin Yuen

 

The English Department at Shue Yan is unique in its programme design.  In its integration of the four streams--namely literary studies, linguistics, translation and cultural studies--the department offers courses right at the interface of these areas or fields, thus emphasizing an Interdisciplinary approach. 

 

The general aim of such a design is for both teachers and students to be creative in their acquisition of knowledge(s) between, say, science and humanities, social sciences and philosophy, language and literature, print culture and media culture, literature and the visual arts, ecology and cinema. Consequently, students will discover the range and relevance of a wide variety of cultural texts, from Japanese manga and anime to shopping malls, video games, TV drama series and films.

 

For some time now, the English Department has also offered a taught master programme which follows the lead of its undergraduate programme in its pursuit of interdisciplinarity and in its objective of enabling students to confront multifarious cultural challenges more creatively. In the contemporary world, multiculturalism is the norm and interconnectedness pervades many academic programmes. This MA programme responds to this cross-disciplinary scene, particularly for those students who aspire towards advanced degrees, such as an MPhil and PhD. 

 

Graduates from our programme are employed in an array of professions, ranging from administrative personnel to jobs in the creative industries. A significant number of them also pursue a higher degree in local and overseas postgraduate programmes.

Aims and Objectives

  • To strengthen productive skills in written and spoken English;
  • To provide broad educational exposure which encourages bilingual competence and multicultural sensitivity and development;
  • To stimulate intellectual growth through providing an educationally generalist programme;
  • To encourage student exploration of cultural heritages through critical analyses of English language and literatures in English;
  • To initiate students to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge in the hybrid, web-like and complex 21st century.

Streaming of English Programme Courses

Skills

Compulsory

ENG101
English Skills I

ENG102
English Skills II

ENG181
Oral English I

ENG182
Oral English II

ENG260
Academic Writing

Elective

ENG282
Persuasive Writing

Literature

Compulsory

ENG120
Introduction to Literature

ENG233
Language of Poetry

ENG320
Critical Analysis of Drama

ENG409
Interdisciplinary Approach to English Studies

Elective

ENG183
Modern Asian Fiction

ENG184
Women’s Writing & Feminist Readings

ENG185
Greek and Roman Mythology in Western Literature

ENG210
Textual Analysis of 20th Century Fiction

ENG274
Modernist Fiction

ENG284
Modern Drama

ENG283
Literature and Film

ENG330
Gender, Language and Translation

ENG386
Renaissance Literature and the English Society,1516-1667  

ENG285
Shakespeare

ENG388
American Literature

ENG479
Science Fiction in Literature and Films

ENG460
Contemporary Literature

ENG484
Romantics and Romantic Sceptics

ENG485
Victorian Literature and Society

ENG480
Special Topic in Literature

Cultural
Studies

Compulsory

ENG153
Introduction to Cultural Studies

ENG234
City Culture and H.K. Urbanscape

ENG305
Technoscience Culture

ENG406
Literature, Culture and Ecological Ethics 

ENG409
Interdisciplinary Approach to English Studies

Elective

ENG335
Popular Culture

ENG389
Travel and Culture

ENG489
Visual Culture Studies

ENG330
Gender, Language and Translation

ENG184
Women’s Writing & Feminist Readings

ENG283
Literature and Film

ENG479
Science Fiction in Literature and Films

Linguistics

Compulsory

ENG160
Introduction to Linguistics

ENG250
Sociolinguistics

ENG350
Psycholinguistics

ENG450
Phonological Studies in World Englishes

ENG409
Interdisciplinary Approach to English Studies

Elective

ENG270
Discourse Analysis

ENG281
Pedagogical Grammar

ENG364
Second Language Acquisition

ENG381
The Sound System of English

ENG480
Issues in Pragmatics

ENG330
Gender, Language and Translation

ENG410
Linguistics Approaches to Translation

 

Translation

Compulsory

ENG140
Introduction to Translation

ENG240
Literary Translation

ENG340
Interpreting I

ENG440
Translation and Globalization

ENG409
Interdisciplinary Approach to English Studies

Elective

ENG387
Media Translation

ENG366
Interpreting II

ENG487
Contemporary Translation Theory and Its Applications

ENG330
Gender, Language and Translation

ENG410
Linguistics Approaches to Translation

 

 

Full Exemption from the Language Proficiency Requirement

Starting from 1 April 2009, graduates from our Honours Degree Programme will be exempted from the Language Proficiency Requirement
(English language).

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