Introductory Courses

First-year introductory courses emphasize the learning of introductory concepts and text analysis skills as a general introduction to the discipline.


Required Courses

Second-year courses emphasize the learning of critical perspectives, foundational concepts, and text analysis skills as a concentrated introduction to the discipline.

Students admitted in 2017 or after are recommended to take either CLIT2001 or CLIT2094.



These courses emphasize the learning of cultural theories, critical thinking, and refined analysis skills performed on a range of literary and cultural texts in comparative contexts.


Capstone LEarning Courses

These are capstone courses with the focus on theoretical and topical issues in comparative contexts. Teaching combines lectures and seminars with heavy emphasis on reading, discussion, and writing. The topical courses require students to have a final year Comparative Literature departmental major status or lecturer’s approval.


Internship course

This course aims at placing final year comparative Literature majors in working environments where they will be able to apply their cultural knowledge and their skills in writing and analysis. The course may be taken one-time only for credit.


Common core courses (2019-20)

First Semester

CCGL9001 : Hong Kong cinema through a global lens
6 credits

CCGL9002 : Hong Kong culture in the context of globalization
6 credits

Second Semester

CCGL9002 : Hong Kong culture in the context of globalization (Section 2)
6 credits