Double Major

ENG as Home Major and REL as Second Major
Course List (applicable to students admitted to the BA Programmes (Broad-based Admission) in 2018-19 and beyond)


ENG as Home Major

REL as Second Major

Core Courses (36 units)

Core Courses (21 units)

ENGL 1005 English, Creativity, and Cultures

RELI 1005 Quest for Truth and Meaning

ENGL 2005 Introduction to the Study of Language

RELI 2006 Introduction to Christianity and Civilizations            

ENGL 2007 Literary and Comparative Studies

RELI 2007 Problems of Philosophy

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

RELI 2015 Approaches to the Study of Religion

ENGL 2016 Sounds of English Around the World

RELI 2027 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy and Religion

ENGL 2017 Stepping Stones in English Grammar

RELI 2035 Introduction to Ethics

ENGL 2025 The Art of Storytelling

RELI 2036 Social Scientific Study of Religion

ENGL 2026 Argumentation and Persuasion


ENGL 2027 Academic and Professional Writing


ENGL 3005 Research Skills in English Language and Literature


ENGL 4898-9 Honours Project




Major Elective Courses (12 units)

4 of the following; at least 2 courses of which must be at 3000 or 4000 level

Major Elective Courses (21 units)

Students need to choose ONE course of each from three of the four study areas (9 units) and then take any four courses (12 units) from the four study areas.


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 2076 Poetry

ENGL 2077 Critical Approaches to Literature

ENGL 2086 Poetry and Poetics

ENGL 3015 Creative Writing

ENGL 3025 Faces of Comparative Literature

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

Study Area A: Philosophical Studies

RELI 3006 Major Streams in Chinese Philosophy

RELI 3007 Philosophy, Meaning and Knowledge

RELI 3027 Existentialism and Nihilism

RELI 3056 Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and Personal Identity

RELI 3065 History of Modern Western Philosophy

RELI 3087 Metaphysics: Quest for Reality

RELI 3095 Logic and Philosophy of Logic

RELI 3096 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

RELI 4005 Philosophy of Religion

RELI 4016 Selected Topics/ Readings in Philosophical Studies

RELI 4047 Mind in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy


Study Area B: Christian Studies and Comparative Religion

RELI 3005 Daoist Religion

RELI 3017 A Survey of Jewish and Christian Scriptures

RELI 3026 Christianity, Humanism and the Contemporary World

RELI 3037 Christian Spirituality

RELI 3127 History of Christian Thought

RELI 3135 Buddhism

RELI 3136 Religious Rituals and Practices in Hong Kong

RELI 3047 Islam

RELI 4025 Christianity and Chinese Culture

RELI 4027 Selected Topics/ Readings in Christian Studies or Comparative Religion

RELI 4035 Comparative Religious Themes


Study Area C: Interdisciplinary Study of Religion

RELI 3075 Religion and Animal

RELI 3077 Religion and Social Movements

RELI 3086 Religion, Violence and Peace

RELI 3097 Psychology and Religion

RELI 3105 Anthropology and Religion

RELI 3106 Religion and Modern Chinese Societies

RELI 4015 Mysticism and Religious Experience

RELI 4036 Religion and Ideology

RELI 4037 Sociology of Religion and Modern Society

RELI 4046 Selected Topics/ Readings in Religious Studies

RELI 4065 Dialogue between Religion and Modern Science


Study Area D: Ethics and Society

RELI 3016 Philosophy, Morality and Society

RELI 3045 Contemporary Ethical Problems: Hong Kong and Beyond

RELI 3107 Chinese Moral and Political Philosophy

RELI 3115 Theological Ethics

RELI 3116 Islamic Values and Contemporary Society

RELI 3117 Service Leadership and Meaning of Life and Death

RELI 3125 Social Justice, Liberalism and Economic Equality

RELI 3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies

RELI 4066 Ethics of Human Rights: Theories and Controversies

RELI 4067 Environmental Ethics

RELI 4075 Selected Topics/ Readings in Ethics



Updated on 23 August 2018