Minor in Chinese for Professional Purposes

For students admitted to the Minor with Catalogue Term Semester B 2018/19 and before only.

Exclusive Majors

Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor:
Major in Chinese and History (Chinese Stream)

Aims of Minor

The aim of this minor program is to meet the professional language needs of students in various disciplines. In particular, it aims to enhance the productive language skills (written Chinese and Putonghua) of graduates who may need to work part of the time, or most of the time in Mainland China. With the signing of CEPA and the changing economies of Hong Kong and the Mainland, it is expected there will be greater opportunities for career development in the Mainland for CityU students, and there will also be more frequent contact with Mainland business and industries. To add to the advantage of a more Westernized curriculum and a more cosmopolitan perspective, Hong Kong students will need more formal training in the use of Chinese for professional purposes - a more advanced ability in speaking Putonghua and in written communication.

Co-ordinator Tel Email
Dr. LU, Chia Hui 3442-7297 chialu@cityu.edu.hk

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. develop a high level of proficiency in Putonghua for effective communication in a range of professional contexts;
  2. enhance their skills in written communication in a range of professional contexts;
  3. increase their sensitivity towards the use of simplified Chinese characters in reading and writing;
  4. develop a fuller understanding of contemporary Chinese society - the context for language

 

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

Speaking Courses (6 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CAH2904 Putonghua for Interpersonal Communication
普通話交際傳意應用
3
CAH2905 Putonghua for Office Administration
普通話辦公室口語傳意
3
CAH2961 Chinese Communication Skills for Business
商業中文傳意
3
CAH3112 Chinese Oral Communication
中文口語傳意
3
CAH4964 Advanced Business Putonghua
高級商業普通話
3
LC2904 Putonghua for Interpersonal Communication
普通話交際傳意應用
3
LC2905 Putonghua for Office Administration
普通話辦公室口語傳意
3
LC4964 Advanced Business Putonghua
高級商業普通話
3

Writing Courses (6 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CAH3151 # Chinese Expository Writing
中文說明文寫作
3
CAH3152 Creative Writing in Chinese
中文創意寫作
3
CAH3160 Chinese for Government and Public Administration
政府及公共行政中文
3
CAH3165 Creative Chinese
創意中文
3
CAH3167 Chinese for Mass Media
傳媒中文
3
CAH3168 Chinese Editing and Publishing
中文編輯與出版
3
CAH3801 Chinese Writing for Academic Purpose
中文學術寫作
3

China in Context (3 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CAH2104 Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國現當代作家選讀
3
CAH2130 Modern Chinese
現代漢語
3
CAH2140 Modern Chinese Literature
中國現代文學
3
CAH3185 Hong Kong Literature
香港文學
3
CAH3187 Contemporary Chinese Literature
中國當代文學
3

# The Department will conduct a curriculum review on the Minor. CAH3151 may not be offered from 2021/22 onwards. In this connection, students are strongly advised to complete this course in Semester B of Academic Year 2020/21 in order to fulfill the minor requirement on time.

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk