ENG as Home Major

REL as Second Major



Core Courses (36 units)

Core Courses (30 units)

ENGL 1005 English, Creativity, and Cultures

RELI 1005 Quest for Truth and Meaning

ENGL 2005 Introduction to the Study of Language

RELI 2005 History of Christian Thought

ENGL 2007 Literary and Comparative Studies

RELI 2006 Introduction to Christianity and Civilizations

ENGL 2015 Literature and Culture  OR
ENGL 2006 Language, Culture and Society

RELI 2007 Problems of Philosophy

ENGL 2016 Sounds of English Around the World

RELI 2015 Approaches to the Study of Religion

ENGL 2017 Stepping Stones in English Grammar

RELI 2016 Buddhism

ENGL 2025 The Art of Storytelling

RELI 2017 Religious Rituals and Practices in Hong Kong

ENGL 2026 Argumentation and Persuasion

RELI 3005 Daoist Religion

ENGL 2027 Academic and Professional Writing

RELI 3006 Major Streams in Chinese Philosophy

ENGL 3005 Research Skills in English Language and Literature

RELI 4005 Philosophy of Religion

ENGL 4898-9 Honours Project




Major Elective Courses (12 units: 4 of the following)

Major Elective Courses (Any 4 of the following three groups)

1. Language and Communication Studies    
ENGL 2095 Foundations of Language Studies

ENGL 3007 Discourse Studies

ENGL 3026 Special Topic in Language

ENGL 3027 Special Topic in Linguistic Theory

ENGL 3107 Acquiring and Learning a Language

ENGL 3205 Components of a Word

ENGL 3206 Critical Discourse Analysis

ENGL 3207 Language and Intercultural Communication

ENGL 3305 Studying Meaning

ENGL 3306 Understanding Phonological Patterns

ENGL 3307 Architecture of Grammar

ENGL 4006 Advanced Topic in Language

ENGL 4007 Advanced Topic in Linguistic Theory

ENGL 4017 Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender

ENGL 4025 Analyzing Multimodal Communication

ENGL 4026 Exploring Intercultural Communication Through Films and Literature

ENGL 4027 Exploring Bilingualism and Bilingual Education

ENGL 4035 Functional Grammar

ENGL 4036 Language, Communication and Advertising

ENGL 4037 Language and the Workplace

ENGL 4045 Language in Education

ENGL 4047 Perspectives on Universal Themes

ENGL 4055 Stories of English

ENGL 4056 Theoretical Linguist Meets World

ENGL 4057 Unravelling Syntax

Third Language (Putonghua is not counted)

2. Literary and Comparative Studies    

ENGL 2035 The Short Story

ENGL 2036 Pre-Modern Drama

ENGL 2056 Faces of Comparative Literature

ENGL 2076 Poetry

ENGL 2077 Critical Approaches to Literature

ENGL 2086 Poetry and Poetics

ENGL 3015 Creative Writing

ENGL 3036 Chinese-Western Literary Relations

ENGL 3037 Creative Writing Workshop

ENGL 3045 Great Novels in English

ENGL 3046 Literature and the Nobel Prize

ENGL 3055 Literature and Film

ENGL 3066 Modern and Contemporary Drama

ENGL 3096 The Child and Literature

ENGL 3105 Twentieth-Century Literature

ENGL 3106 Modern and Contemporary Poetry

ENGL 4016 American Popular Fiction after 1950

ENGL 4046 Hong Kong Stories in English

ENGL 4065 Dystopian Fiction

ENGL 4066 World Literatures

ENGL 4067 Comics and Graphic Novels

ENGL 4075 Special Topic in Comparative Literature

ENGL 4076 21st Century Fiction

ENGL 4077 Detective Fiction

ENGL 4085 Special Topic in Literature

ENGL 4086 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

ENGL 4087 Special Topic in Critical Theory

ENGL 4095 Gender and Literature

ENGL 4096 Diaspora Writing in English

ENGL 4097 Gothic Literature

ENGL 4105 Comparative Drama

ENGL 4106 Literary Journalism

ENGL 4107 Postcolonial Fiction

Group I: Philosophical Studies

RELI 2025 Social Justice, Liberalism and Economic Equality

RELI 3007 Philosophy, Meaning and Knowledge

RELI 3015 Existence and Reality

RELI 3016 Philosophy, Morality and Society

RELI 3027 Existentialism and Nihilism

RELI 3045 Contemporary Ethical Problems

RELI 3046 Hermeneutics

RELI 3055 Logic and Scientific Methodology

RELI 3056 Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and Personal Identity

RELI 3057 Philosophy, Modernism and Postmodernism

RELI 3066 The Meaning of Humanity: The Philosophies of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche

RELI 4006 Comparative Philosophy: East and West

RELI 4016 Selected Topics/Readings in Philosophy

RELI 4055 Philosophy of Language and Chinese Philosophy


Group II: Christian Studies

RELI 3017 A Survey of Jewish and Christian Scriptures

RELI 3025 Biblical Theology and Moral Life

RELI 3026 Christianity, Humanism and the Contemporary World 

(Previously known as “Contemporary Theology and the Public World”)

RELI 3036 Christian Social Thought

RELI 3037 Christian Spirituality

RELI 4007 Theology and Sex in Chinese Societies

RELI 4017 Chinese Christianity

RELI 4025 Christianity and Chinese Culture

RELI 4026 Christianity, Modern Science and the Environment

RELI 4027 Selected Topics/Readings in Christian Studies


Group III: Religious Studies

RELI 3035 Philosophical Issues in Chinese Religion

RELI 3047 Islam

RELI 3065 History of Modern Western Philosophy: From Descartes to Marx

RELI 3067 Modern Logic and Logics in Religious Discourse

RELI 3075 Religious and Animals

RELI 3076 Religion and Consumerism

RELI 3077 Religion and Social Movements

RELI 3085 Chinese Popular Religion

RELI 3086 Religion, Violence and Peace

RELI 4015 Mysticism and Religious Experience

RELI 4035 Comparative Religious Themes

RELI 4036 Religion and Ideology

RELI 4037 Religion and Modern Society

RELI 4045 Religions in Northwestern China Today

RELI 4046 Selected Topics/ Readings in Religious Studies

RELI 4047 Mind in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy

RELI 4056 Philosophy, Religion, and Market Economy

RELI 4057 Religious Charity, Public Good and Chinese Society



 Updated in Dec 2016