Minor in Chinese for Professional Purposes

For students admitted to the Minor with Catalogue Term Semester A 2019/20 and thereafter.

Exclusive Majors

Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor:
Major in Chinese and History (Chinese Stream)

Aims of Minor

The aim of this minor program is to meet the professional language needs of students in various disciplines. In particular, it aims to enhance the productive language skills of Chinese and develop the understanding of contemporary Chinese society in terms of reading modern and contemporary Chinese literature. The minor program aims to increase the overall professional language ability for graduates who may serve Chinese as their main working language.

With the changing economies of Hong Kong and Greater China, it is expected there will be greater opportunities for CityU students to pursue careers in the region of Greater China. To add to the advantage of a more Westernized curriculum and a more cosmopolitan perspective, Hong Kong students will need more formal training in the use of Chinese for professional purposes in various fields. Meanwhile, a fuller and deeper understanding of contemporary Chinese culture is the base of effective communication. Thus, a more advanced ability in comprehending the context for language through learning modern as well as contemporary Chinese literature is also a significant training for the minor program.

Co-ordinator Tel Email
呂家慧博士 3442-7297 chialu@cityu.edu.hk

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. enhance their skills in written communication in a range of professional contexts;
  2. increase their sensitivity towards the use of simplified Chinese characters in reading and writing;
  3. develop a fuller understanding of contemporary Chinese society - the context for language

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

必修科目 (6 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH3151Chinese Expository Writing
中文說明文寫作
3
CAH3165Creative Chinese
創意中文
3

選修科目 (9 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH2104Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國現當代作家選讀
3
CAH2130Modern Chinese
現代漢語
3
CAH2140Modern Chinese Literature
中國現代文學
3
CAH3152Creative Writing in Chinese
中文創意寫作
3
CAH3167Chinese for Mass Media
傳媒中文
3
CAH3168Chinese Editing and Publishing
中文編輯與出版
3
CAH3185Hong Kong Literature
香港文學
3
CAH3187Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國當代文學
3
CAH3801Chinese Writing for Academic Purpose
中文學術寫作
3

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk


Last updated: 24 July 2020