What is Interdisciplinary Major in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy?
The interdisciplinary major in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy is open to outstanding students who wish to attain a foundational knowledge of traditional Chinese learning and its contemporary interpretation, adaptation or development from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. This includes the study of classic, method of studying, as well as the changing social and academic context of values and idea.
Students are required to complete a year-long Directed Research Project (6 credits). For the DR Project, each student will have one chief supervisor plus a second reader from a different discipline than the chief supervisor. Students can choose to complete their DR projects in either Chinese or English. Students who have completed the 120-credit curriculum incorporating the 48-credit interdisciplinary major will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy degree 中國文學、歷史與哲學(榮譽)文學士.
Students who complete the Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy major will be able to:
a. understand Chinese civilization and culture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives;
b. devise and complete an independent, interdisciplinary research project;
c. analyze written texts;
d. construct an argument and support it with appropriate evidence;
e. write eloquently in both Chinese and English.
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A student is eligible to apply for the interdisciplinary major in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy if he/she has attained cGPA of 3.0 or above at the end of the first year of study.
A student of the interdisciplinary major will be assigned an academic advisor from the host departments of the interdisciplinary major.
A student who is interested in applying interdisciplinary major should submit the application form to the Faculty Office.