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Undergraduate Programme

Undergraduate Programme

Our Undergraduate Programme


Courses are open to students who have fulfilled the University's entrance requirements, though priority will usually be given to students with a Grade C or above in the Use of English examination, or who otherwise show special aptitude.

In order to major in Comparative Literature, see Study Programme.

Learning Outcomes

All the courses provide students with significant interdisciplinary study skills in the Humanities and rigorous training in thinking about the nature of the relationship between culture and society. Through this, students will be trained to develop their analytical and communication skills, and to nurture their sense of responsibility to the world we all live in.

Students majoring in Comparative Literature should be able to:

  1. acquire new knowledge through study and analysis of literary and cultural texts.
  2. examine and critique issues from a range of different theoretical perspectives.
  3. critically evaluate underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments in literary and cultural studies.
  4. apply critical theories and methodologies to respond creatively to unfamiliar cultural texts and contexts.
  5. develop the ability to critically reflect upon their own identities and their ways of seeing China and the world.
  6. develop an appreciation of social, cultural, and linguistic diversity in Hong Kong and the world.
  7. demonstrate an awareness of local and global diversity through exposure to cultural texts and practices, especially those in modern and contemporary China.
  8. demonstrate a critical and ethical awareness of local and global socio-cultural issues through discussions of literary and cultural texts.
  9. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms through their analysis of literary and cultural texts.


All courses offered in the department will be examined by 100% continuous assessment. Teaching activities may include film screenings, workshops and guest lectures. Assignments may include essay writing, oral presentations in tutorials, take-home or in-class tests, and so on. Course organizers will provide details of assessment at the beginning of their courses.

All specific course descriptions are provided in the departmental leaflet and can be obtained from our websites (1st year and 2nd/3rd/4th year).

Grade attributes can be obtained here.