GE2412 - English for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE English Language or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0200, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (LC0200B/EL0200B - 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (LC0200A/EL0200A - 3 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24, Semester B 2023/24, Summer 2024

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

The purpose of this course is to enable students to acquire skills in academic literacy which will serve them throughout their university careers, transferable skills which they can take with them beyond university, and a set of tools for understanding writing which will enable life-long learning of this vital skill. Inculcating these skills is done by means of a set of activities targetting areas such as critical reading, awareness of the characteristics of successful disciplinary texts, and writing subskills, such as supporting an argument effectively with evidence. Activities to foster relevant skills take place outside and inside the classroom, and students work independently and in groups to produce important genres, and assessment of their attainment of the learning objectives is based primarily on their written output.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information