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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

BA (Honours) in Contemporary English Studies (For 2022-23 Intake)


The BA Contemporary English Studies (BACES) programme aims to provide an all-round English education within Lingnan’s liberal arts environment, characterised by close attention to teaching and small class sizes. By engaging with a range of perspectives on language and literature in today’s interconnected world, students are equipped to be critical, creative, adaptable, and intercultural. Students are encouraged to participate in the university’s Student Exchange Programme in a country where English is the medium of instruction. A well-established Writer-in-Residence programme provides opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning.

All Lingnan students follow a common programme of general education and language courses along with their major studies. The BACES programme consists of both required and elective courses in two strands: Contemporary Literary Studies and Contemporary Language Studies.



PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Note on Course Codes:
CCC=Common Core (Required)
LCC/LUE=Language Enhancement (Required)
ENG: English Major Courses
ELE: English Language Enhancement Courses (e.g. ENG3009 taught by ENG dept)
R=Required Courses

FIRST YEAR

Course Code Course Title Number of Credits
CCC8011

Critical Thinking: Analysis and Argumentation (R) *

3
CCC8012

The Making of Hong Kong (R) *

3
LCC1010

Chinese Communication I (R)

3
LUE1001

University English I (R) #

3
LUE1002

University English II (R) #

3

ELE Elective(s)## and/or Free Electives@

(3 courses for Group A students; 4 courses for Group B students)

9-12

2 Cluster Courses (Core Curriculum; refer to CCGEO website)

6


30
# Under the revamped English Language Enhancement (ELE) programme, students will be grouped under two streams. Group A students are those who obtained level 3 in HKDSE English or equivalent while Group B students are those who obtained level 4 or above in HKDSE English or equivalent. Students are encouraged to take their first required ELE course, viz. LUE1001 for Group A and LUE1002 for Group B, in First Term of Year 1. However, they are given the flexibility to take the respective courses in Second Term of Year 1. For Group A students who take LUE1001 in Second Term of Year 1, they should take LUE1002 in the First Term of Year 2. For details, please refer to https://www.ln.edu.hk/reg/undergraduate-programmes/english-language-enhancement-ele-curriculum.
## Group A students have to take 1 ELE elective while Group B students have to take 2 ELE electives. ELE electives could be taken from the term in which LUE1002 is taken. For more details, please click https://www.ln.edu.hk/reg/undergraduate-programmes/english-language-enhancement-ele-curriculum.

* Students are assigned to take CCC8011 and CCC8012 in the first year, and CCC8013 and CCC8014 in the second year (or the third year for those designated as Year 3 students upon admission). Unless with the approval of the Director of Core Curriculum and General Education, students are not allowed to drop these assigned courses in the designated year.
@ Students are required to take 27 credits of free electives.

SECOND YEAR

Course Code Course Title Number of Credits
ENG2101

Introduction to Language (R)

3
ENG2102

Practical Phonetics (R)

3
ENG2106

Literary Analysis I (R)

3
ENG2107

Literary Analysis II (R)

3
CCC8013

The Process of Science (R) *

3
CCC8014

China In World History (R) *

3
LCC2010

Chinese Communication II (R)

3

1 ELE Elective ## or 1 Free Elective@

3

1 Cluster courses (Core Curriculum; refer to CCGEO website)

3


27

SECOND TO FOURTH YEARS


Course Code Course Title Number of Credits
LUE4001

Professional Communication in English for Arts and Humanities (R)

3

1 Cluster Course (Core Curriculum; refer to CCGEO website)

3


6

THIRD YEAR

Course Code Course Title Number of Credits
ENG3202

Language, Society and the Media (R)

3
ENG3203

Discourse Analysis (R)

3
ENG3204

Contemporary Literature in English I: Prose Fiction (R)

3
ENG3205

Contemporary Literature in English II: Drama & Poetry (R)

3
ENG3006 Final Year Project Preparation (R) 3

1 Cluster course (Core Curriculum; refer to CCGEO website)

3


18

THIRD TO FOURTH YEARS

Course Code Course Title Number of Credits

6 Discipline Electives

18

ELE Elective(s)## and/or Free Electives@ (Total: 6 courses)

18


36

FOURTH YEAR

Course Code Course Title Number of Credits
ENG4302

Final Year Project (R)

3


3



Total numbers of credits for graduation 120

Discipline Elective Courses for Years 3 to 4

Students are required to choose 6 discipline elective courses, with at least two from each of the two strands below.

Remarks:
Not all elective courses are offered every year.


Free Electives

Student may select courses in any disciplines to obtain the total number of credits required for graduation, subject to timetable, course load and study scheme constraints.



Student Exchange Programme

Students are encouraged to participate in the university’s Student Exchange Programme in a country where English is the medium of instruction.

Students on exchange are allowed to transfer credits for only one discipline elective/required course. This policy does not apply to directly admitted senior students.



English Language Requirements

Students are also required to satisfy Lingnan University's English language requirements (please check the Registry webpage for the latest version).

OVERALL PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Category No. of Courses No. of Credits
ENG Major Curriculum
Required ENG courses (R) 10 30
Discipline Electives 6 18
Sub-total 16 48
University-required Courses
Common Core 4 12
Cluster Courses 5 15
Chinese Language 2 6
English Language (LUE and ELE) 4 12
Free Electives 9 27
Sub-total 24 72
Total 40 120

Application for Admission

Prospective students should visit our Registry website for more details.