English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
English Studies;
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

  1. Assist students in developing their English proficiency though a systematic study of the English language and exposure to English literary texts and enable them to develop their critical and creative use of English.
  2. Acquaint students with basic concepts of linguistic analysis and literary interpretation in English.
  3. Equip students with the analytical tools and skills to a) analyze English texts and utterances, b) understand and improve their own English language competencies, c) discuss and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of literary works written in English.
  4. Promote the interest in and appreciation of Anglophone cultures in line with the University’s mission to ‛create a culturally diverse learning ambiance’ and ‛enhance students’ acquisition of communicative skills and analytical abilities.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this minor, students should be able to:
  1. Identify and explain key concepts in English language and literary studies.
  2. Analyze a range of written and spoken texts in terms of their cultural, historical, or linguistic contexts.
  3. Explain and analyze the relationship between English language and social life including the role of English as a global language.
  4. Identify key figures and works in literature written in English as well as major conventions, literary forms and critical terms. 
  5. Create unique personal, analytical, and creative responses that demonstrate a critical awareness of English in the world today.

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2023/24

1. Core Courses (6 credit units)

Choose any 2 courses from the following:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
EN2711The Structure of English3
EN2717Literature Across Time3
EN2718Literature Across Media3
EN3329Discourse and Pragmatics3

2. Electives (9 credit units)

Choose any 3 courses from the following:
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
EN2131Asian Literature in English3
EN2319Introduction to English Poetry3
EN2320Fantasy in Literature3
EN2321Modern and Contemporary Fiction3
EN2322Creative Writing3
EN2721The Art of Life Narrative3
EN2801Popular Culture and Social Life3
EN2808Introduction to English Film Studies3
EN2832The Sounds of English: Music, Language and Society3
EN2848Language and Digital Media3
EN3327Drama Workshop3
EN3571Advanced English Phonetics and Phonology3
EN3572Fiction Writing3
EN3578Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults3
EN3579World Literature in English3
EN3581Literature and the City3
EN3587Critical Discourse Analysis3
EN3589Modern Drama: Text and Performance3
EN3590Crime Fiction3
EN3591Hong Kong Language and Society3
EN3594English as a World Language3
EN3595English in Society3
EN3596English Summer Programme3
EN4577Critical Approaches to Literature3
EN4578Shakespeare: Film, Text, Performance3