Chinese and Philosophy Programme Structures


Year 1
Core Course Language and GE Course
Bilingual Presentation Skills Academic Reading & Writing I
Fundamentals of Linguistics Critical Thinking
Introduction to Chinese Literature Ethics & Moral Issues
Introduction to Western Philosophy Integrated Seminar and Community Involvement
Language & Culture Numerical & IT Literacy
  Practical Chinese
  GE Elective


Year 2
Core Course Language and GE Course
Bilingual Communication Academic Reading & Writing II
Hong Kong Culture & Society Individual & Society
Introduction to Chinese Philosophy Putonghua I
Introduction to English Literature GE Elective
Phonetics & Phonology  
Styles & Genres  


Year 3
Core Course Language and GE Course
Research Methodology Putonghua II
Religion & Life GE Elective
Core Elective  
Core Elective  
Stream Course
Classical Chinese Modern Chinese
Classical Chinese Literature Western Philosophy
Eastern Philosophy  


Year 4
Core Course Language and GE Course
Catholicism in the Contemporary World Global Citizenship
Ethical Dilemmas in the Global Context  
Thesis Writing  
Core Elective  
Core Elective  
Stream Course
Chinese Philosophy & Literature Selected Topics in Confucianism
Modern & Contemporary Chinese Literature Seminar on Comparative Philosophy: East & West
Selected Readings in Modern & Contemporary Chinese Fiction  


List of Core Electives #
Comparative Study: Cantonese & Putonghua Persuasive Communication in China
Creative Writing in Chinese Philosophical Analysis
Cultural & Literary Texts Philosophy of Language
Hermeneutics Second Language Acquisition
Lexicography Sociolinguistics
Literature & the Cinema  Translation in Practice


# The Institute reserves the right to make final decision on offering of elective courses.