Minor in Chinese for Professional Purposes

For students admitted to the Minor with Catalogue Term Semester A 2019/20 and thereafter.

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 of Chinese and develop the understanding of contemporary Chinese society in terms of reading modern and contemporary Chinese literature. The minor program aims to increase the overall professional language ability for graduates who may serve Chinese as their main working language.

With the changing economies of Hong Kong and Greater China, it is expected there will be greater opportunities for CityU students to pursue careers in the region of Greater China. 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 in various fields. Meanwhile, a fuller and deeper understanding of contemporary Chinese culture is the base of effective communication. Thus, a more advanced ability in comprehending the context for language through learning modern as well as contemporary Chinese literature is also a significant training for the minor program.

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


Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

Core Courses (6 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CAH3151 # Chinese Expository Writing
CAH3165 Creative Chinese

Electives (9 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CAH2104 Selected Authors of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
CAH2130 Modern Chinese
CAH2140 Modern Chinese Literature
CAH3152 Creative Writing in Chinese
CAH3167 Chinese for Mass Media
CAH3168 Chinese Editing and Publishing
CAH3185 Hong Kong Literature
CAH3187 Contemporary Chinese Literature
CAH3801 Chinese Writing for Academic Purpose

# 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