Linguistics and Language Applications
Normative 4-year Degree
Linguistics and Language Applications
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Language Applications
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Normal Period of Study
4 years
Maximum Period of Study
8 years
Credit Units Required for Graduation
120 credit units
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

GE Requirements (30 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

  Credit Units
University Requirements GE1401 University English 3
GE2412 English for Humanities and Social Sciences 3
GE1501 Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy 3
Distributional Requirements Take at least 1 course from each of the three distributional areas:

Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
Area 3: Science and Technology

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College-specified Courses

Take 3 courses from the following:

AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City
AIS2200 Introduction to International Studies Through Film
CAH2201 The Mirror for Today: Introduction to Chinese History
CAH2516 Society, Theatre and Performance
CAH2545 Texts in Chinese Art and Culture
CAH2551 Chinese Art and Political Expression
CAH2810 Ancient Chinese History 1
CAH2811 Ancient Chinese History 2
CAH2840 Modern Chinese History
CAH2854 The City in Chinese History
CAH2865 History of Chinese Art
CAH2871 American History
CAH3851 Chinese Archaeology
CAH3852 World Archaeological History
COM3107 Fundamentals of Persuasive Communication
COM3408 Integrated Strategic Communication
EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction
EN2721 The Art of Life Narrative
EN2801 Popular Culture and Social Life
EN3583 Facebook and Autobiography. How we narrate ourselves on social network sites.
LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics
LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts
LT3234 Language and Cognition
LT3345 Discovering and Managing Terms
POL2106 Government and Economy
POL2308 Customer Service in Public and Private Sector
POL3113 Issues in Contemporary World Politics
POL3114 Seminars on Hong Kong Government and Politics
POL3120 Politics and Media
POL3207 Health Care Policy and Ethics
POL3234 Transport Planning and Management
POL3309 Issues in Public Management
POL3310 Public Management in the Information Age
POL3410 Management Ethics
POL3703 Labour and the State in China
POL3900 Social Innovation and Public Policy
POL3914 The European Union
SS1012 Youth in a Changing Society
SS2613 Psychology for Young Professionals

College / School Requirements (6 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2018/19

Liberal Arts Studies (select one course)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CAH1603Great Works in the Humanities3
EN2011English on the Move3
LT1101Amazing Things about Language3

Social Sciences Studies (select one course)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
AIS2801Asia in the World: A Critical Appreciation through Film3
COM1101Media and Communication in the Digital Age3
POL2109Understanding Politics and Policy3
SS1600Discovering the Mystery of Applied Social Sciences3

Students of 2015 entry or before transferred from departments within CLASS will follow the College Requirement of Catalogue Term 2015 or before.

Major Requirements (66 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2019/20

1. Foundation-year courses (9 credit units)**
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
LT1201Introduction to Linguistics and Language Applications3
LT1202Discovering How Language Works in a University Setting3
LT1301Introduction to Translation3

2. Core Courses (30 credit units)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
LT2203Language in Society3
LT2204Language and Mind3
LT2229Linguistics I3
LT2231Introduction to Language Technology3
LT3210Electronic Publishing3
LT3233Computational Linguistics3

3. Elective Courses (27 credit units; at least 12 credit units must be at B4 level)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
LT2206Fundamentals of Statistics for Language Studies3
LT2306Appreciating Written Texts3
LT2915Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3
LT3199Professional Internship I3
LT3213Text Linguistics3
LT3216Chinese Linguistics3
LT3220Corpus Linguistics3
LT3222Machine Translation3
LT3224Computational Lexicography3
LT3232Computer Programming for Language Studies3
LT3234Language and Cognition3
LT3326Comparative Study of Chinese and English3
LT3345Discovering and Managing Terms3
LT3354Computer-Aided Translation3
LT3399LT Study Tour3
LT4216Advanced Topics in Linguistics3
LT4218Advanced Topics in Computational Linguistics3
LT4223Experimental Phonetics3
LT4225Computer Assisted Language Learning3
LT4226Second Language Acquisition3
LT4227First Language Acquisition3
LT4234Linguistic Computing3
LT4236Extended Project6
LT4239Conversation Analysis3
LT4241Topics in Syntax3
LT4242Topics in Semantics3
LT4243Field and Research Methods in Linguistics3
LT4254Psycholinguistics of Reading3
LT4255Applied Psycholinguistics3
AIS2931Japanese Language - Level 23@
AIS3932Japanese Language - Level 33@
AIS3933Japanese Language - Level 43@
AIS4994Japanese Language - Level 53@
AIS4995Japanese Language - Level 63@
AIS2974Korean II3@
AIS3982Korean III3@
AIS3983Korean IV3@
LT2402French 23@
LT2406Intensive French 1 and 26@
LT3403French 33@
LT3404French 43@
LT2502German 23@
LT2506Intensive German 1 and 26@
LT3503German 33@
LT3504German 43@
LT2602Spanish 23@
LT2606Intensive Spanish 1 and 26@
LT3603Spanish 33@
LT3604Spanish 43@

@ The credits earned from a successful completion of the Asian or Global languages courses at level 2 or above will be counted to fulfil the major electives and the maximum credits to be counted are 3.

  1. Students are required to take at least 9 credits from Core or Elective courses in each of the regular semesters of their 3rd and 4th years.
  2. ** Students of second major and students changed to the major (only applicable to Normative 4-year Degree and Advanced Standing I students) will follow the Advanced Standing I curriculum and will be required to take one designated Foundation-year course, i.e. LT1202 (3 credit units).