GE3401 - Exploring English Cinema

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (EL0200A – 3 credits)
Exclusive Courses:
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Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

“Exploring English Cinema” will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and terminology needed to analyze English-language films. Beginning with a focus on the technical aspects of film-making, the course provides students with the basic vocabulary to discuss films in speaking and writing. Building upon this formal foundation, it then guides students to “read” the meaning of films as texts situated in their social, political, and cultural contexts. Through close analyses of films in writing and oral discussions, students have many opportunities in this course to sharpen their critical thinking.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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