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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

JS4032

English 英文

ENGLISH

Short Description

The English Major is a four-year program that covers all the basic aspects of English language and literature, as well as offering an opportunity to pursue a particular area of study in depth. The first year consists of three components: communicative skills, linguistics, and literature. This will provide the groundwork for more specialized studies in the remaining three years, in which you may choose between courses in linguistics and/or literature. Our Applied English Linguistics courses explore the dimensions of English language through a variety of topics including phonetics, grammar, rhetoric, society and culture. These courses will not only offer you a theoretical perspective on the language, but also improve your own practical uses of English. Our English Literary Studies courses follow the development of English literature from the Renaissance to the present, and show how literary histories are connected across geographical borders. These courses range from those which cover more canonical literature such as Shakespeare, Romanticism, Modernism, to those which cover contemporary media such as film and graphic novels, to courses such as Creative Writing and Drama in Performance in which you can show off your own artistic flair. Additionally, in your fourth year you will work on an independent research project of your own choice which will be supervised by a professor in the department.

Some of our more popular courses include: Literature and Human Rights; Marvel, Graphic Novel, and The Superhero; Heroes and Monsters: From Gilgamesh to Game of Thrones; Language and the Internet.

Our professors put a high value on meeting regularly with students, providing instructive feedback, and resolving any concerns students might have. Our lectures engage with up-to-the-minute developments in literary analysis and applied linguistics, and our tutorials are conducted in a spirit of open, interactive, and respectful dialogue.

For more information about individual courses, the composition of the English Major, or employment opportunities after graduation please visit our website.

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Programme Website

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNOTES 3
NOTES:
(1) The two subjects may include:
  (i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
  (ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.
(2) Literature in English is preferred.

REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2019 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2019-20 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: english-dept@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39437006

Tel: 39437007

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 335 296 423 474 372 1900
2017 432 294 385 490 395 1996
2016 914 386 495 533 424 2752
2015 265 274 404 597 465 2005
2014 489 357 474 644 580 2544
2013 360 298 370 548 547 2123
2012 388 301 477 688 615 2469

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 50 2 0 0 0 52
2017 57 0 0 0 0 57
2016 59 0 0 0 0 59
2015 55 1 0 0 0 56
2014 55 0 0 0 0 55
2013 56 1 0 0 0 57
2012 55 3 0 0 0 58
Footnote(s)

(1)  As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

(2) For latest information on interviews for 2019 entry, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk