Minor in English Language and Literature

The Minor in English Language and Literature brings experience and adventure in a classroom. It provides you with the opportunity to explore the world from a perspective rich with literature and cultural critique.

This programme aims to:

  • Assist students in developing their English proficiency though a systematic study of the English language and exposure to English literary texts and enable them to develop their critical and creative use of English
  • Acquaint students with basic concepts of linguistic analysis and literary interpretation in English
  • Equip students with the analytical tools and skills to a) analyze English texts and utterances, b) understand and improve their own English language competencies, c) discuss and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of literary works written in English
  • Promote the interest in and appreciation of Anglophone cultures in line with the University’s mission to ‛create a culturally diverse learning ambiance’ and ‛enhance students’ acquisition of communicative skills and analytical abilities

Credit distribution

Core 6
Electives 9
Total number of credit units 15

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


Code Title Level Credits Syllabus
EN2711 The Structure of English B2 3 EN2711.pdf
EN2717 Literature Across Time B2 3 EN2717.pdf
EN2718 Literature Across Media B2 3 EN2718.pdf
EN3329 Discourse and Pragmatics B3 3 EN3329.pdf


Code Title Level Credits Syllabus
EN2131 Asian Literature in English B2 3 EN2131.pdf
EN2319 Introduction to English Poetry B2 3 EN2319.pdf
EN2320 Fantasy in Literature B2 3 EN2320.pdf
EN2321 Modern and Contemporary Fiction B2 3 EN2321.pdf
EN2322 Creative Writing B2 3 EN2322.pdf
EN2721 The Art of Life Narrative B2 3 EN2721.pdf
EN2801 Popular Culture and Social Life B2 3 EN2801.pdf
EN2808 Introduction to English Film Studies B3 3 EN2808.pdf
EN2832 The Sounds of English: Music, Language and Society B2 3 EN2832.pdf
EN2848 Language and Digital Media B2 3 EN2848.pdf
EN3327 Drama Workshop B3 3 EN3327.pdf
EN3571 Advanced English Phonetics and Phonology B3 3 EN3571.pdf
EN3572 Fiction Writing B3 3 EN3572.pdf
EN3578 Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults B3 3 EN3578.pdf
EN3579 World Literature in English B3 3 EN3579.pdf
EN3581 Literature and the City B3 3 EN3581.pdf
EN3587 Critical Discourse Analysis B3 3 EN3587.pdf
EN3589 Modern Drama: Text and Performance B3 3 EN3589.pdf
EN3590 Crime Fiction B3 3 EN3590.pdf
EN3591 Hong Kong Language and Society B3 3 EN3591.pdf
EN3594 English as a World Language B3 3 EN3594.pdf
EN3595 English in Society B3 3 EN3595.pdf
EN3596 English Summer Programme B3 3 EN3596.pdf
EN4577 Critical Approaches to Literature B4 3 EN4577.pdf
EN4578 Shakespeare: Film, Text, Performance B4 3 EN4578.pdf
  • Not all electives can be offered in any one year.
  • Any student would like to declare a minor should take at least half of the coursework at the Department. That is 8 out of 15 credit units for a minor. In this connection, coursework exemption or credit transfer should be limited to a maximum of 7.