Important note

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English for Professional Communication (BAEPC) has been renamed the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Studies (BAES) starting from 2012 cohort. Prospective students please apply to the BAES. Please click here for more information about the BAES.

Programme of study - 2010 and 2011 cohort

1. Gateway education

Distributional area requirements

For course information about distributional area requirements, please visit the gateway education website.

English attainment requirement
CodeTitleLevelCreditsOBTL
University English
GE1401University EnglishB23PDF file
Discipline-specific English
GE2404Asian literature in EnglishB23PDF file
GE2405Creative writingB23PDF file
GE2406Shakespeare: Introduction to geniusB23PDF file
GE3401Exploring English CinemaB33PDF file
Chinese language requirement
CodeTitleLevelCreditsOBTL
GE1501Chinese civilisation - History and philosophyB23PDF file

2. College requirement

Course structure - Students will take a total of 9 credits, with one 3 credit course from six discipline clusters in the College, namely:

  • Applied Social Studies (SS)
  • Asian and International Studies (AIS)
  • Chinese, Translation and Linguistics (CTL)
  • English (EN)
  • Media and Communication (COM)
  • Public and Social Administration (SA)

College requirement courses - Students will select one course in each cluster from the list of courses approved by the College Board for meeting the College requirement. Students should consult this webpage to confirm the list of courses.

College requirement and major requirement - A course that is taken as a College requirement by a student may also count towards the curriculum and credit requirements of either a major or a minor for the same student. The credit units would count only once towards the total credits on graduation for the student, regardless of the number of requirements (College/major/minor) the course serves to fulfil.

Students are required to complete the College requirement courses by end of the 2011/12 academic year.

3. Programme requirement

CodeTitleLevelCreditsOBTL
Core: Major
EN2323World EnglishesB23PDF file
EN2709Introduction to English literary and cultural studiesB23PDF file
EN2711Introduction to English language studies I: The Structure of EnglishB23PDF file
EN2714English language skills and strategies B23PDF file
EN3525English in corporate and professional communicationB33PDF file
Core: Stream

Students have to enroll in the Corporate and professional communication concentration stream or the English for the creative professions concentration stream in their study. Students have to fulfill 18 credits from the selected stream.

Corporate and professional communication stream
EN3321Public speaking and presentations in EnglishB33PDF file
EN3511Professional communication internshipB43PDF file
EN3526Communication strategies in business projectsB43PDF file
EN4510Professional communication projectsB46PDF file
EN4564Strategic business communication in EnglishB43PDF file
English for the creative professions stream
EN2716English speech and performanceB23PDF file
EN3504Intercultural communicationB33PDF file
EN4511English in creative and cultural professionsB43PDF file
EN4571Creative professions internshipB43PDF file
EN4572Creative professions projectsB46PDF file

4. Programme electives

CodeTitleLevelCreditsOBTL
Electives: Stream

Students have to fulfill 9 credits for stream electives according to their stream.

Corporate and professional communication stream
EN2302Corporate training in English languageB23PDF file
EN2324Critical discourse analysisB33PDF file
EN2401Language in law and crimeB43PDF file
EN2406Advanced English grammarB33PDF file
EN2410Professional communication study tourB33PDF file
EN2411Language in the mediaB23PDF file
EN2412Collaboration in professional communication B33PDF file
EN2713Corporate training in business practicesB33PDF file
EN2813Designing and delivering effective training programmesB33PDF file
EN2837Communicating fashion cultureB23PDF file
EN2848Language and digital mediaB33PDF file
EN2855Image management for professionalsB23PDF file
EN3329Discourse and pragmaticsB33PDF file
EN3571Advanced English phonetics and phonologyB33PDF file
EN4505Cross-cultural organisational communicationB43PDF file
EN4512Management communication in EnglishB43PDF file
EN4513Case studies in corporate communicationB43PDF file
EN4527Professional and corporate discourseB43PDF file
EN4528Multimodal and mediated discourseB43PDF file
EN4565Negotiation in professional contextsB43PDF file
English for the creative professions stream
EN2131Asian literature in EnglishB23PDF file
EN2319Introduction to English poetryB23PDF file
EN2320Fantasy in literatureB23PDF file
EN2321Modern and contemporary fictionB23PDF file
EN2324Critical discourse analysisB33PDF file
EN2406Advanced English grammarB33PDF file
EN2411Language in the mediaB23PDF file
EN2412Collaboration in professional communication B33PDF file
EN2502Language in social interactionB23PDF file
EN2801Popular culture and social lifeB23PDF file
EN2808Introduction to English film studiesB33PDF file
EN2832Popular music and social lifeB23PDF file
EN2837Communicating fashion cultureB23PDF file
EN2842Shakespeare: Introduction to geniusB23PDF file
EN2848Language and digital mediaB33PDF file
EN3327Drama workshopB23PDF file
EN3329Discourse and pragmaticsB33PDF file
EN3571Advanced English phonetics and phonologyB33PDF file
EN3576The English novelB33PDF file
EN3577Creative and cultural study tourB33PDF file
EN3579Postcolonial literatures and culturesB33PDF file
EN3580Literature in the digital ageB33PDF file
EN4525Gender discourseB43PDF file
EN4528Multimodal and mediated discourseB43PDF file
Electives: Writing

Students have to fulfill 6 credits for stream electives according to their stream.

Corporate and professional communication stream
EN3308Advanced academic writingB33PDF file
EN3513Promotional writing in EnglishB33PDF file
EN3560Technical writing and document designB43PDF file
EN3561Advertising copywriting in EnglishB33PDF file
EN4166Writing for new mediaB43PDF file
EN4519Public relations writing in EnglishB33PDF file
EN4563Writing for managementB43PDF file
English for the creative professions stream
EN2322Creative writingB23PDF file
EN3308Advanced academic writingB33PDF file
EN3513Promotional writing in EnglishB33PDF file
EN3561Advertising copywriting in EnglishB33PDF file
EN3572Fiction writingB33PDF file
EN3573Poetry writingB33PDF file
EN3574Creative non-fiction writingB33PDF file
EN3575Script writingB33PDF file
EN3578Creative writing for children and young adultsB33PDF file
EN4166Writing for new mediaB43PDF file
EN4519Public relations writing in EnglishB33PDF file
Electives: External

Students have to fulfill 3 credits for stream electives according to their stream.

Corporate and professional communication stream
AIS2321Corporate social responsibility: A new paradigm for sustainabilityB23PDF file
AIS4126Globalisation and international tradeB43PDF file
CB2500Information ManagementB23PDF file
CB2601MarketingB23PDF file
LW2903Business and lawB23PDF file
MGT3206Organisational behaviorB33PDF file
SS2023Basic psychologyB23PDF file
English for the creative professions stream
CTL2502Cultural literacy in the Asian contextB23PDF file
CTL2503Cultural literacy in the Western contextB23PDF file
CTL2505Arts and aesthetic criticismB23PDF file
CTL3542Museum studiesB33PDF file
CTL4521Readings in cultural theoryB43PDF file
SM1008Art of the moving imageB23PDF file
SM1011Introduction to contemporary artB23PDF file
SM2227Art administration and curatorial practiceB33PDF file
SM3125Critical theory of societyB33PDF file
SM3151Reading literatureB33PDF file