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 or
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 UnitsLevel
CAH3151Chinese Expository Writing
中文說明文寫作
3B3
CAH3165Chinese for Advertising
廣告中文
3B3

選修科目 (9 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsLevel
CAH2104Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國現當代作家選讀
3B2
CAH2130Modern Chinese
現代漢語
3B2
CAH2140Modern Chinese Literature
中國現代文學
3B2
CAH2904Putonghua for Interpersonal Communication
普通話交際傳意應用
3B2
CAH2905Putonghua for Office Administration
普通話辦公室口語傳意
3B2
CAH2905Putonghua for Office Administration
普通話辦公室口語傳意
3B2
CAH2961Chinese Communication Skills for Business
商業中文傳意
3B2
CAH3112Chinese Oral Communication
中文口語傳意
3B3
CAH3152Creative Writing in Chinese
中文創意寫作
3B3
CAH3160Chinese for Government and Public Administration
政府及公共行政中文
3B3
CAH3167Chinese for Mass Media
傳媒中文
3B3
CAH3168Chinese Editing and Publishing
中文編輯與出版
3B3
CAH3187Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國當代文學
3B3
CAH3801Chinese Writing for Academic Purpose
中文學術寫作
3B3
CAH4964Advanced Business Putonghua
高級商業普通話
3B4

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk


Last updated: 20 February 2019