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GE2408 - Travel Writing: Discovery and Experience

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
  • 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)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18, Semester B 2017/18, Summer 2018

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

“Travel Writing: Discovery and Experience” is an English course that will introduce students to the interdisciplinary theory and practice of contemporary travel writing. Beginning with a theoretical introduction to the genre, the students will explore the ways in which the history of the world has been discursively formed through travel literature. Combining a thematic focus (questions of identity, class, history, language) with discussions of forms, the course will engage multiple texts, leading students to think and write critically about the texts and learn how to produce their own versions of travel writing, based on their own lives and experiences.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

GE2408.pdf

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