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2024 Credit-bearing / Language Courses

Important Notes
1. All classes will be delivered face-to-face.
2. All teaching and assessments are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified in the course descriptions.

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Session 1 (29 May - 10 Jul 2024)

Only LU students are eligible to register.

 

(Prerequisites: In Term 1, 2019-20 or before, BUS1103 Financial Accounting, BUS1104 Managerial Accounting, ACT2200 Intermediate Accounting I and ACT2201 Intermediate Accounting II
From Term 2, 2019-20, BUS1103 Financial Accounting and BUS1104 Managerial Accounting)

 

This accounting/corporate governance practicum enables each student to gain practical experience in accounting and/or corporate governance through service-learning under supervision, working for approximately one month in a host organisation such as a social enterprise, non-governmental organisation (NGO) or not-for-profit corporation over one semester. The practicum will involve the undertaking of a project with the host organisation in the accounting and/or corporate governance field.

The practicum experience will be preceded by a briefing workshop, including input from Office of Service-Learning. The course will include a one-day experience-sharing workshop in the middle of the practicum period, and will conclude with another day-long plenary meeting.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: SIMMONS Richard Stanley

Study Day & Time: Wed, 14:00 - 16:29

Financial accounting is primarily concerned with the reporting of the operational performance and financial condition of a business organisation to external users for investment, credit and other relevant decisions. For comparability purposes, financial reports are prepared based on a set of generally accepted accounting principles and in a general-purpose format.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: SIMMONS Richard Stanley

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 09:30 - 11:59

(Restriction(s): Students are not allowed to take both this course and GLA2003 Global Business and Management (coded as GLA1002 in 2019-20), or GDS1004 Global Business and Sustainable Development.)

 

This course helps students to develop a broader understanding of the business world around them and of the importance of international business to their future business careers in Hong Kong or elsewhere. There are five major component parts in this course.

 

• Part one defines globalisation, describes its drivers, and debates its merits and drawbacks.

 

• Part two focuses on national differences in political economy, culture and ethics and the implications of these differences for ethical decision making.

 

• Part three presents a thorough review of international trade theories and describes the trade and investment environment in which international business occurs.

 

• Part four introduces the background to foreign exchange and describes the global monetary systems in which international business transactions are conducted.

 

• Part five examines alternative entry strategies that international business adopts and explains the key stages in importing, exporting and countertrade.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: IP Sze Ho

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 14:00 - 17:29

Organisational Behaviour is the study of what people do in an organisation and how their behaviour affects the organisation’s performance. This course helps students understand human behaviour and its impacts with an aim to provide them with the conceptual tools needed to work more effectively in the workplace. Topics to be explored include: work-related behaviour, values, personality, perceptions, job satisfaction, motivation, stress management, team dynamics, leadership, power and influence tactics, conflict management, and cross-cultural dimensions of organisational behaviour. Ethical issues such as discrimination and sexual harassment are discussed throughout the course.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: KOU Yu

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 09:30 - 12:59

This functional core course introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing to the students. The objectives of the course are to equip students with the foundation knowledge of marketing and to give students an integrated approach to develop a marketing plan. Working along the strategic marketing process, during which the process is divided into planning, implementation, and control phases, a basic marketing framework for developing a marketing strategy will be introduced to the students via such tools as The Connect (the use of e-Book and online assignments to track student performance over 3 time), in-class activities (case studies, in-class group discussions and presentations), and a written assignment (written works to develop suggestions for handling a given business scenario) to integrate what the students have learnt in the class. The course emphasises self-learning and gives students a holistic view of how marketing functions in an organisation as a management philosophy and as an activity.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: KEUNG Kwai Fun

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 09:30 - 11:59

(This course will be conducted in Chinese)

 

In the courses of CHI2107 Introduction to Literature (文學概論) and CHI2114 Modes of Chinese Writing (各類文體習作), students have learnt some basic literary criticism theories and written several pieces of practical writings such as book reviews or press releases, with the latter mainly focusing on equipping students with knowledge to deal with practical problems. However, skills or knowledge can never keep up with the changing of the times, but a ‘well human beings’ with internal strength will stand firmly in a rapidly changing society. But how to be a ‘well human being’? An inward journey may bring answers. Humans come to the world crying and later experience various emotions such as joy, anger, sorrow and ecstasy in different stages of their lives. What are emotions? What do they look like? How to distinguish one from another? Are they good or bad? What do they have to do with humans, literature and creative writings? The course leads students to explore the realm of emotions and raise their awareness of the relationship between emotions and writing. It will critically examine how Sinophone literature and World literature represent emotions related to Birth, Aged, Sickness or Death. The course further guides students into their own reflections and writings of emotions. Different genres of literary writings will be practiced through different coursework, which provides students with an opportunity to reflect the meaning of life and the nature of human beings. And as a result, it will enable students to show more respect to them.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: CHAN Hay Ching

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 14:00 - 17:29

What is love? Should we love our family more than strangers? What is romantic love and how is it related to sexuality? This course discusses several approaches to love and sexuality from different traditions and times. Among the main issues discussed, are: what is the essence of love, how can it be best understood, are some people more deserving of love than others, how will future developments of technology and society might affect our understanding of love?

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: MATTHIAS Andreas

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 09:30 - 12:59

Only LU students are eligible to join CLD9099C. LU Students, who want to join CLD9099C, are required to attend the interview and are recommended by the interview panel before joining the course. SU reserved all the rights for the final decision-making.

 

This course serves as an introductory field exploration on geology and the wild nature. No prerequisite is required. Basic geology and field work information will be distributed at the beginning of the course. The course features an immersive one-week field work experience in HK/Mainland/Overseas, offering an introduction to the basic/typical geology of the region. Potential topics, depending on the sites of the field work, may encompass minerals and rocks, soils, plate tectonics, natural hazards, geological structures, ore deposits, landscapes, environment, humanity and culture issues, etc. 
In-class lectures, workshops, and group discussions may be employed as appropriate. Guest lecturers from Mainland/Overseas may be invited. Students from Mainland/Overseas may join the field work. The course registration process entails an interview.
The site of the field work varies from time to time. Students are advised to consult Science Unit scienceunit@ln.edu.hk to learn about the site of the field work before registering this course. For summer 2024, the field work will be conducted in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, PRC. Together with the course instructor and students from Lingnan University, professors and students from Nanjing University (https://www.nju.edu.cn/) will join the field work as well.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: GENG Hongyan

This course aims to analyse the rise of consumer society that reflects the saturation of the modern ideals of progress, well-being and individualism as well as the emerging values, lifestyle and self-responsibility of individuals within a free market.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: KEUNG Kwai Fun

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 14:00 - 17:29

(Restriction(s): Students who have taken either BUS2105 Microeconomics for Business or ECO2104 Introduction to Microeconomics are not allowed to take this course.)

 

This course emphasizes the economic way of thinking. It introduces students to the basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics and shows them how economists study consumer behaviour, firm behaviour, and the performance of the whole economy. It also demonstrates how these principles can be used to analyse public policies and understand society.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: LEUNG Hin Shing

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 09:30 - 12:59

(Prerequisite(s): (a) ECO2101 Introduction to Economics, or (b) Level 3 or above in HKDSE Economics, or (c) BUS2105 Microeconomics for Business)

 

This course provides a higher-level study in microeconomics. It introduces students to modern microeconomic theory. We will begin by studying the theories of the consumer and the producer. Next we will combine both in the study of individual markets, including perfect competition and monopoly. The course will end with the analysis of some of the circumstances in which competitive markets fail to produce efficient allocations. Although the mathematical sophistication required to take this course is minimal, this is a highly analytical and rigorous course. Students will be expected to understand every step in every argument.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: LIU Wei

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 14:00 - 16:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and FRE1101 French (Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and its culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to indirectly discover the new culture and actively practice using the language. Furthermore, the course encourages students to learn French more independently by completing a Portfolio.  The course has been developed with students’ instrumental motivation in mind and is aiming to give them a foundation – if they choose – to prepare for an internationally recognised French examination (i.e. Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française –DELF- or the Test de Connaissance du Français -TCF), examined elsewhere.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: KWAN Wing Yee Peggy

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 14:00 - 16:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and JAP1101 Japanese (Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language. Furthermore, the course aims at developing students’ responsibility for their own learning and encourages them to learn Japanese more independently by completing an independent language learning Portfolio.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: FAN Ho Yin

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 14:00 - 17:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and KOR1101 Korean Beginner Level)

 

From 2022-23
As an introductory level course, this course is designed to help students to build a foundation of Korean language ability, starting from how to read and write Korean sound symbols (the alphabet) to how to communicate in Korean in daily contexts. The course offers various opportunities for students to train their oral skills with peers and a subject teacher, and to practice listening and reading comprehension on a regular basis. Also, not only simple grammar drills but also short writing tasks would be given for the students’ skills enhancement. After completion of this course, students will be able to read, write, and speak basic Korean sentences, and reply shortly after listening to the contents in daily contexts. Plus, students are able to understand some cultural features merged in language, such as polite informal and polite formal ending forms.

 

In 2021-22 or before

The course will introduce language and cultural features of Korea through interactive and communicative learning methods with task-based teaching which will help maximize students’ interest and achievement in learning.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: LIM Suyeon

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 09:30 - 12:59

Only LU students are eligible to join SLP1101. LU Students, who want to join SLP1101, are required to attend the interview and are recommended by the interview panel before joining the course. OSL reserved all the rights for the final decision-making.

 

(Requirement: For the session involving overseas fieldwork, students need to pass the interview organised by Office of Service-Learning.)


This course is a combination of lectures and tutorials on Service-Learning (S-L) projects. It is designed to provide an introductory overview of S-L, multidisciplinary perspectives on the concerned community, and Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative problem-solving method. Under the guidance of the course instructors and/or community supervisor(s), students will conduct self-initiated S-L project designed by themselves. Through active and conscious engagement, students will better understand the society through a specific local or overseas community as a window, explore the issues people in that community encounter, think critically about the alternative solutions, and address the challenges of the community entrepreneurially. The course will also lead students to value reflection and acquire the way(s) of doing it effectively. 
In this course, students will work closely with peers from different disciplines and cohorts on their S-L projects, under the guidance of a teaching team comprising scholars and professional tutors with various backgrounds. They are expected to learn independently and collaboratively, making best use of the diverse composition of the class and the supervision from the instructors and/or community partners(s)
 

Credit: 3

Instructor: AROKIARAJ Aloysius Wilfred Raj / LEE Man Ying Nicole

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 09:30 - 11:59

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and SPA1101 Spanish (Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language. Furthermore, the course encourages students to learn Spanish more independently by completing an e-portfolio. The course has been developed with students’ instrumental motivation in mind and is aiming to give them a foundation to prepare for an internationally recognised Spanish examination (i.e. Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera–DELE).

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: NAVAS LLANOS Emilio Antonio

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 09:30 - 11:59

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Prerequisite for 2013-14 or before: Successful completion of SPA1102 (or to have gained ‘MERIT’ in SPA1101) or upon approval of the course coordinator and the instructor of an equivalent course) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and SPA1201 Spanish (Post-Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language. Furthermore, the course 2 encourages students to learn Spanish more independently by completing an e-portfolio. The course has been developed with students’ instrumental motivation in mind and is aiming to give them a foundation to prepare for an internationally recognised Spanish examination (i.e. Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera–DELE).

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: NAVAS LLANOS Emilio Antonio

Study Day & Time: Mon, Wed & Fri, 14:00 - 16:29

(Prerequisite: TRA2001 Introduction to Computer-aided Translation)

 

From Term 2, 2023-24 This is a course more than just translation. This course covers language skills, including translation, transcreation and copywriting, as well as other relevant knowledge in project management, such as web design, social media, marketing, video curation, budget and risk management. In Term 1, 2023-24 or before This course familiarizes students with typical professional practices in the translation industry, including localization, translation project management, and revision and post-editing. The course introduces students to the general concepts of project 7 management, and discusses workflows and processes involved in a translation project through the use of translation and localization software.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: CHAN Chi Yu

Study Day & Time: Tue & Thu, 09:30 - 12:59

Session 2 (11 July - 31 July 2024)

The course introduces students to the nature, measurements, and limitations of major social and economic indicators that have been used internationally to measure and compare socio-economic conditions across societies. After learning commonly used indicators worldwide, students will apply them to assess the social and economic development of Hong Kong.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: TBA

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

This course gives a brief introduction to the Origin of Life and provides an understanding of the physical conditions that enable planet Earth to create and sustain life. A practical approach will be adopted to arouse the curiosity and interest of the students in the subject in order to stimulate critical scientific thinking. The course addresses the basic chemistry and biochemistry of vital components for the living cell. The course explains the role and functions of the various organs and organelles in plants and animals. It engages students in open discussion on the socio-cultural-religious impact of the theories of evolution, reproduction and bio-engineering. This course selects certain important topics which have a great impact locally and with possible global consequences. The course instills literacy in bio-science by broadening the scope of the students’ knowledge in biology and will enable students to address issues on life competently and with confidence.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: TSANG Hin Fat

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (Dobzhansky, 1973)


Biology is the study of living things and includes a diverse range of topics such as genetics, physiology, and ecology—evolution is the theory that connects all subjects in 4 biology. The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of evolutionary theory and use it to understand current issues (i.e. disease, climate change, and human behavior). The course will begin with lessons on the nature of science, followed by the history of evolutionary thought, key concepts of evolution, implications of evolution, and application to current issues.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: CHUI Yik Suen

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

Climate change, extinction, air pollution, deforestation, pollution, invasive species, energy, and water supply are all environmental issues facing us today and in the future. If citizens and leaders are going to make wise decisions about these and other issues related to the environment, sustainable development, and global citizenship, then it will be necessary for them to have a strong understanding of the science behind the issues.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: SO Ying Kin

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

(Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and ENG2020 Varieties of English.)

 

What do we mean by ‘using’ language? Is it like playing chess, in which each piece has a fixed value and there are agreed-upon rules? Or is it more like a dance, which people perform together but never in exactly the same way? This course aims to engage with these questions by introducing a new understanding of language as languaging, and of creativity not as the mental product of creative geniuses but as something that is present in ordinary people’s everyday language activities. From this perspective, language is not simply a readymade tool to be used but demands our creative efforts to make it happen. In this course, we will look at seemingly mundane instances of ‘making language happen’ across a broad range of contexts from conversational narrative to professional communication. The course will emphasise the importance of context and creativity when individual language-makers engage with specific audiences. We will also critically analyse ‘creative’ texts produced by various parties (e.g. advertisements) and discuss their social and moral ramifications. Overall, through cultivating students’ awareness of creativity in everyday life and heightening their sensitivity to contexts, this course seeks to enhance their contextualization skills and enable them to communicate, both creatively and appropriately, in English.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: HIRADHAR Preet Pankaj

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

This course explores the changing relations between China and the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Following the chronological line, the class will focus on the ways in which China and America were involved with each other on political, economic, and cultural levels. Special emphasis will be placed on the significance of mutual perception in shaping mutual behavior and policy. Attention will also be given to how Hong Kong has played an important role in shaping the contemporary Sino-American relationship.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: HAMILTON Peter Evan

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

As one of most dynamic regions in the world, East Asia stands at the forefront of the academic and policy debates on economic development, global value chains, and emerging economies. The region also plays an indispensable part in shaping the future of trade liberalization, technological innovation and politico-economic regionalism. Of equal importance is the long history of East Asia as an interactive region in both economic and political terms. The historical legacy of the ancient silk roads, the hierarchical regional order, and the transnational flow of money in East Asia offer another unique and yet generalizable set of cases in the field of international political economy.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: TBA

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and JAP1101 Japanese (Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language. Furthermore, the course aims at developing students’ responsibility for their own learning and encourages them to learn Japanese more independently by completing an independent language learning Portfolio. The course has been developed with students’ instrumental motivation in mind and is aiming to give them a foundation to prepare for an internationally recognised Japanese examination (i.e. Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: FAN Ho Yin

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and KOR1201 Korean Post-Beginner Level) (Prerequisite: KOR1102 Korean I or equivalent.)

 

As the second level course of the introductory series, Korean II aims to build up students’ Korean language proficiency to a pre-intermediate / intermediate level through a theme based and integrated approach. With a greater variety of topics which students will come across in daily life, students are able to acquire not only a variety of related grammar, expressions, and vocabulary but also how to use these features in authentic language use 2 through interactive oral practice, regular basis listening and reading comprehension practice and writing tasks with corrections in tutorials and as assignments. Also, cultural features relevant to each theme would be explained for students’ understanding. After completing this course, students are able to use honorific ending forms and simple polite informal ending forms appropriately in different conversational contexts and to communicate in Korean pragmatically.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: LIM Suyeon

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

(Recommended: Cumulative GPA of 2.2) (Restriction: Students are not allowed to take both this course and SPA1101 Spanish (Beginner Level))

 

The course focuses on introducing students to a third language and culture with a view to preparing them to enter the global workplace. The emphasis is on providing students with an enjoyable, stimulating and interactive learning experience by creating opportunities for them to discover the new culture and practice using the language. Furthermore, the course encourages students to learn Spanish more independently by completing an e-portfolio. The course has been developed with students’ instrumental motivation in mind and is aiming to give them a foundation to prepare for an internationally recognised Spanish examination (i.e. Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera–DELE).

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: NAVAS LLANOS Emilio Antonio

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29

This course takes a comprehensive look at Korea's lively creative industries, both cultural and artistic. It examines its rapid growth, influenced by strategic shifts and a diverse professional landscape. Students will analyse the transformation of creative ideas into viable products and services, emphasising entrepreneurship in the industry. The incorporation of readings, discussions and team projects will further enhance students' understanding of various aspects of creative and artistic entrepreneurship. Also, the course assesses the role of digitalisation and globalisation in shaping the Korean media and entertainment sectors. It reflects on critical production and consumption facets of the Korean creative industries' successful journey. The course fosters an understanding of Korea's evolving creative industries by encouraging active engagement, critical thinking, and innovative dialogue. Students will develop a practical understanding and a comparative perspective on contemporary Korean culture through active classroom interaction and critical evaluation exercises.

 

Credit: 3

Instructor: LEE Dongjoon

Study Day & Time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, 09:30 - 12:29